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Bryston Bryston Model T and Model A Loudspeakers - 1214 hires spreads Owner Manual
Model T & Model A Series Loudspeakers
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ecause Bryston has enjoyed great success in both the high-performance home audio market and the
professional recording industry, we’ve developed a unique perspective when it comes to the lofty goal
of accurately translating a recording from the studio master all the way to the home listening space. For
as long as Bryston has been manufacturing world-class audio amplifiers and electronics, we have had the
pleasure of listening to many of the finest loudspeakers available. Each model has excelled in some ways and
fallen short in others.
Loudspeakers
INTRODUCTION
FINISHES
DESIGN PRINCIPLES
MODEL T
MIDDLE T
MINI T
TC1
TC1 MINI
MODEL T SUB
MINI T SUB
MODEL A1
MODEL A2
MODEL A3
MINI A
AC1 MINI CENTER
AC1 MICRO CENTER
MODEL A SUB
TIW IN-WALL
TOW ON-WALL
SPECIFICATIONS
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All Bryston
loudspeakers are
proudly manufactured
in Canada. When
purchased new from
an authorized dealer,
Bryston guarantees
each loudspeaker
for 20 years against
defects in materials or
workmanship. See www.
bryston.com for details.
In 2010, I began a personal quest to develop the ultimate loudspeaker - a model that would reproduce the
full dynamic capability of music while remaining tonally neutral, crystal clear, and capable of capturing the
subtle nuances of any recording. After collaborating with highly respected loudspeaker engineers for two
years, the Model T was born. Initially, it was a personal R&D project resulting in a single pair of speakers for
my reference system. But upon hearing them, my associates convinced me that I should offer them for sale
under the Bryston banner since they so clearly embody the values we hold dear. Public response has been
overwhelmingly positive and has enabled us to develop multiple offerings that each epitomize the ethos of
Bryston but are useful to a much wider range of music and movie enthusiasts. Once you have treated yourself
to a personal audition of our speakers, I hope you will become as enthusiastic about their performance and
value as I remain today.
James Tanner, Vice President
Made In
Canada
Bryston Ltd.
677 Neal Drive
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 6X7 | Canada
1-705-742-5325
contact@bryston.com
www.bryston.com
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Luxurious and Rugged
FINISH OPTIONS
Natural Cherry
Boston Cherry
Black Ash
Red Rosewood
Walnut
Your Custom
Finish
Order your Model T or Model A series loudspeakers finished in the beautifully lacquered fine
hardwood of your choosing to complement your home décor. In addition to the in-stock Natural
Cherry, Boston Cherry, and Black Ash shown in the top row, a larger selection of natural wood
veneers is available at premium pricing. Highly durable vinyl veneers can also be selected for
any Bryston freestanding or stand-mounted loudspeaker.
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More useful than a single on-axis frequency
response plot is that of the listening window - an
average of measurements taken on and slightly
off axis. Note the superb linearity and absence of
major peaks and dips that cause audible tonal
errors.
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Sound power is a weighted average of the
speaker’s total radiated energy. Excellent linearity
here coincides with superb soundstaging and
remarkable balance in the room.
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Dynamic compression, or the inability to maintain
composure under high playback levels plagues
many loudspeakers. Bryston’s astonishing lack of
compression brings a lifelike realism to dynamic
events in music and movie soundtracks without
introducing artifacts that might disrupt your
enjoyment.
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At left, note that the frequency response of the
speaker at a punishing 110dB is virtually identical
to that of the speaker at a more common level of
90dB. This is astonishing performance regardless
of price.
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Extraordinary dynamic range and lack of compression has been achieved by developing drivers that
are efficient, capable of high power handling and extraordinarily low levels of distortion. We also use
multiple drive units in parallel so that the system can play louder with less effort than a single driver solution.
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Essential to the clarity and neutrality of our speakers are well engineered crossover networks. Whether
internal (standard) or external (Signature Edition), these not only divide the full spectrum of sound across
different drivers, but also are used to correct even small non-linearities found in our driver elements.
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Thick walls, up to a 1½ inch thick front baffle, and a precisely designed network of internal braces ensure
that the cabinet is all but perfectly inert and contributes virtually no sonic signature of its own. With no
cabinet resonances, you only hear the beautiful sound of your recordings.
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Thorough understanding of fluid dynamics led us to develop a fluted port profile which eliminates vent
noise even at extreme pressures. This mastery of engineering enabled us to utilize the advantages of a
vented system without the turbulent distortion frequently associated with ports.
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Bryston carefully engineered drivers to achieve excellent performance and reliability parameters using
advanced modeling and finite element analysis tools. Once initially developed, we verified performance
and durability in our anechoic chamber and accelerated life test facility.
Masterful
DESIGN
Our loudspeaker engineers enjoy a rare asset - an onsite anechoic chamber. Stocked with state-of-theart lab equipment, expert engineers, and a proven
development regimen, we are able to innovate based
on scientific data. By optimizing power response, we
are able to achieve superb in-room neutrality and accuracy. Bryston speakers’ lack of dynamic compression
breathes a sense of realism and life into recorded sounds. Form and function are inseparable. Though
elegant in appearance, every element of Bryston loudspeakers is designed to satisfy a sonic goal. Our careful
development and rigorous engineering has resulted in world-class products, performance, and the confidence
to guarantee our speakers for 20 years.
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their primary operating range ensuring no audible
breakup. Precisely engineered crossover circuits
integrate each driver with the others so that they
appear to your ears to be a single driver producing
sound. Scientifically placed drivers and bass-reflex
ports on the loudspeakers play a crucial role in the
their ability to recreate a realistic soundfield.
So how is this approach different than other
brands? Many other loudspeaker manufacturers
emphasize on-axis response with less regard for
in-room behavior. The result is a loudspeaker that
can’t be depended on to happily co-exist in your
room in two ways. First, percieved tonal neutrality
depends on the ‘color’ of reflections in a room as
well as direct sound. Our aim is to make sure that
reflected energy sounds like direct energy. Second,
proper recreation of soundstanges including correct
scale, width, and depth depends on maintaining
proper harmonic relationships of recorded sounds.
Without the integrity of these sounds, our brains are
unable to synthesize placement of sounds in three
dimensional space.
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hat you see above are measurements of
radiated sound taken from points on a sphere
surrounding a Bryston loudspeaker. Only those
of us with decades of experience researching the
correlation between measured performance and
perceived excellence could see such chaos and know
the speaker will sound amazing.
We all know that on-axis frequency respone—the
balance of tones we hear from directly in front of
a loudspeaker—is a critical function of perceived
neutrality. A less understood component of sound
quality is the proper balance of sound loudspeakers
radiate from all directions not directly in front of
a loudspeaker. These sounds reflect off of our
surroundings before arriving at our ears and cue our
brains to synthesize spatial information about the
recording and our listening rooms.
Family of
CURVES
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Bryston’s goal is not to eliminate the listening room;
that’s impratical. Rather, our loudspeakers work with
your listening room to transport you to the space in
your favorite music and movie soundtracks.
More than three decades of psychoacoustic research
has resulted in proprietary algorithms which
process these seemingly chaotic plots to calculate
listening window and sound power. Our algorithms
have matured into highly reliable correlations with
preferences identified by listeners in controlled blind
listening sessions.
Acheiving excellent results starts with the drivers.
Bryston drivers are both massively powerful and
capable of wide bandwidth. Their robust metal
diaphragms, carefully tuned suspensions, and FEA
optimized magnetic motors are pistonic well beyond
Because Bryston loudspeakers are designed to
sound realistic across a broader than average
listening window, you don’t need to sit up straight
in just the right sweet spot. Feel free to relax a little
off the center line where you’ll be most comfortable.
You’ll still be able to close your eyes and swear you’re
hearing the real thing.
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eference is a word often bandied about audio circles.
Implied is that the device at hand is one that all other
components can be compared against in order to
determine their strengths and weaknesses. Inherently, it doesn’t
mean “best”.
Instead, we consider the Model T Signature, to be an instrument
- a tool so accurate and precise that it can be used to measure
the quality of the recordings you choose to play through it.
PERFORMANCE The vast full range presentation of tones and
colors in your music are played back at their full richness and
timbre. Performance spaces are created before you as intimate
as a small studio or as grand as the most arresting symphony hall.
The emotion and charisma of your favorite movie soundtracks
and music are unabated by the ill effects of compression or other
dynamic distortion common to even the most expensive home
loudspeakers.
DRIVERS Three 8 inch bass drivers, two midranges, and two
titanium dome tweeters are each custom designed to work in
perfect synergy with our top-of-the-line outboard Signature
Edition crossover (pictured), or high performance built in
crossover that comes standard with the Model T Passive.
ENCLOSURE Each of the drivers is bolted to the front of a 1½
inch thick front baffle and surrounded by the robust ¾ inch walls
and braces which, together, comprise a 108 pound master work
elegantly wrapped in your choice of fine grade veneer.
ACCESSORIES Black fabric grilles are standard. Also included
as standard equipment are padded furniture feet, carpet spikes,
and binding post wrench. Also available are attractive and
functional outriggers (pictured) with larger spikes which increase
the stability of the loudspeaker.
MODEL T
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ower and ease meet grace and nuance in the Bryston
Middle T loudspeaker. The understated style and neat
proportions yet extraordinary performance of this model
make it ideally suited for home theater or stereo use in rooms
which demand world class fidelity without the towering visual
dominance of our largest floor standing models.
PERFORMANCE The Middle T offers astonishing impact and
clarity for a loudspeaker of its size. Anticipate startling presence,
deep and tight bass, and clear, truthful midrange and upper
frequencies. The Middle T delivers a level of performance that is
unqualified by size or price.
DRIVERS Deep bass extends to 33Hz thanks to twin 8 inch custom
woofers loaded in a rear-ported cabinet. Bryston’s proprietary
midrange and tweeter ably replay their respective ranges with
absolute accuracy in tone and detail. Both the midrange and
woofers feature special ceramic-coated aluminum diaphragms,
long throw suspensions, and very powerful motors. A lightning
fast titanium dome tweeter achieves remarkable detail due to
uncommon strength to weight ratio.
ENCLOSURE Though not as tall as the Model T, the footprint
and construction philosophy remains the same. The extensively
braced cabinet boasts 3/4 inch thick walls. A massive 1½ inch
thick baffle ensure that the only sound you hear from these
speakers comes from the unique set of purpose built drivers.
ACCESSORIES Black fabric grilles are standard. Also included as
standard equipment are padded furniture feet, carpet spikes, and
binding post wrench. Also available are attractive and functional
outriggers with larger spikes which increase the stability of the
loudspeaker.
HOME THEATER
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MIDDLE T
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ookshelf as a category technically fits the Mini T form
factor, but perhaps it is better described as a compact
loudspeaker. At nearly two feet tall and 42 pounds, its heft
may be out of place beside your collection of literature.
PERFORMANCE Size isn’t the point of pride with the Mini T,
the smallest of the T Series. Unusually for a bookshelf or standmounted loudspeaker, this is a 3-way monitor featuring a high
power 8 inch bass driver. Like it’s larger siblings, dynamics and
low frequencies are reproduced with a realistic sense of scale
typically sacrificed when purchasing small speakers.
DRIVERS Even in a relatively small package, Bryston’s custom 8
inch woofer, midrange and tweeter fit neatly on the front baffle.
Bandwidth remains wide plunging to 33Hz in the bass region to
20kHz on top. Each driver is powered by FEA optimized motor
systems and assembled in an ultra-rigid die-cast aluminum
chassis which resists sympathetic vibrations that would
otherwise feedback through the front of the drivers.
ENCLOSURE Though small, the Mini T espouses each of the
cabinet construction principles found in all other models in the T
Series. Heavy walls and a double-thick front baffle are anchored
securely by a robust bracing lattice. Like other Bryston speakers,
the Mini T is virtually uncolored by enclosure or port resonances.
ACCESSORIES Magnetically attached black fabric grilles are
standard. With the speaker comes padded feet and spikes each
of which may be screwed into threaded inserts found at the
base of the loudspeaker. Padded feet (pictured left) are suitable
for protecting hard surfaces beneath the speaker from damage.
Spikes provide a sturdy coupling to softer shelf materials. Also
available are custom stands which elevate the speaker from the
floor to the ideal listening height. Each stand has a heavy cast
base and the columns can be filled with weights (available from
Bryston) for extra damping and stability.
MINI T
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TC1 CENTER
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odern multi channel movie soundtracks do not favor left and right main speakers
over all others. For the best experience, your center channel needs to be every bit
as rich and dynamic as your front left and right loudspeakers. Only the TC1 center
channel has the unique ability to keep pace with the Model T and other highly dynamic full
range models.
PERFORMANCE Performance requirements from a center channel are no different than
those of any other channel. Compared to other center channel loudspeakers, you’ll
immediately notice how large the TC1 is. Unlike other brands that partner comparably small
center speakers with their flagship towers, Bryston makes no such sacrifice in dynamic
range or bass power for those who demand excellence with no compromise.
DRIVERS Two of each woofer, midrange, and tweeter pack the front baffle. Like other large
Bryston speakers, we use twin drivers for each section to achieve realistic dynamic range
levels. Only the TC1 will match the remarkable range of the Model T. Because these are the
same drivers found in the left and right channels, you can be certain of exceptional timbre
matching for smooth pans and effortless suspension of disbelief when enjoying movies in
your home theatre.
ENCLOSURE Much of the 108 pound heft of the massive TC1 is due to extraordinary
measures undertaken to mitigate cabinet resonances which are often responsible for
distortion. The ¾ inch thick walls and 1½ inch thick front baffle are rigidly braced internally
thereby virtually eliminating the acoustic ill effects of enclosure vibration.
ACCESSORIES Black fabric grilles are provided. Also with the speaker comes padded feet
and spikes each of which may be screwed into the base of the loudspeaker. Padded feet are
suitable for protecting hard surfaces beneath the speaker from damage. Spikes provide a
sturdy coupling to softer shelf materials. Custom steel stands are available separately.
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ritical to the performance of any home theater is a very close timbre match between
all speaker channels. When each speaker in a multi-channel playback system sounds
just like the others, suspension of disbelief requires little imagination.
TC1 CENTER
MINI
PERFORMANCE A center channel’s performance requirements are the same as any other
speaker. It must be clear, spacious, neutral and dynamic. This three way was designed to
possess each of these characteristics with abundance. Like all other Bryston products, the
goal is accurate playback. It’s a perfect match for all Bryston main channel loudspeakers.
DRIVERS Flanked by two Bryston 8 inch bass drivers lies the same tweeter and midrange
found in other T Series loudspeaker. Filtered by a carefully engineered crossover, these
drivers blend seamlessly with the Mini T, Middle T, and Model T main channel loudspeakers.
ENCLOSURE Redefining the prefix mini, the smallest T Series center channel still weighs
in at a whopping 55 pounds and measures 29 inches in length. Much of the weight comes
from the robust cabinet walls and large bracing network found within.
ACCESSORIES Black fabric grilles are provided. Also with the speaker comes padded feet
and spikes each of which may be screwed into the base of the loudspeaker. Padded feet are
suitable for protecting hard surfaces beneath the speaker from damage. Spikes provide a
sturdy coupling to softer shelf materials. Custom steel stands are available separately.
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hen the bass in any audio system is right, the impact and
depth can rattle your core. Correct bass is tight, tuneful,
fast, dynamic and deep. Just like any other speaker, a
subwoofer should be accurate, and Bryston’s subs deliver on all
counts..
PERFORMANCE The large Model T sub sports a powerful 600
watt amplifier that drives three Bryston 8 inch bass drivers to
extreme depths below 20Hz at SPL levels up to 108dB. The Mini
T Sub, being somewhat smaller, plays with exceptional authority
down to 25Hz at the same 108dB output level as the larger model.
DRIVERS Utilizing multiple 8 inch sub-bass drivers provides
an enormous amount of displacement capability to move air just what is needed for dynamic bass output. Visually similar to
those found in the full range Bryston speakers, the drivers feature
custom suspensions which allow very long throw and custom
voice coils which can take a punishing amount of power over
long periods of time without suffering compression, distortion,
or thermal breakdown.
AMPLIFIER Our subwoofer amplifier operates in a Class D
configuration in order to supply large amounts of power quickly
for dynamic range and control, but features a classic linear power
supply which can provide current on demand without polluting
the signal path with high frequency switching noise commonly
found on competitive subwoofer amplifiers.
ACCESSORIES Black fabric grilles are provided. Also with the
speaker comes padded feet and spikes each of which may
be screwed into threaded inserts found at the base of the
loudspeaker. Padded feet (pictured) are suitable for protecting
hard floors. Spikes are recommended for carpet.
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hough slightly smaller and less expensive than our Model
T, this A Series flagship remains formidable. Based upon
our custom 6½ inch bass driver trio, the A1 still provides
very deep and articulate bass. The midranges and tweeters are
no different than those found in the Model T series.
PERFORMANCE The colorful palette of your music and movies
can be beautifully rendered with this high performance seven
driver three way tower. Clear, clean, deep and powerful, these
speakers are equally adept at home theater soundtrack or world
class two channel stereo music playback.
DRIVERS Two of each aluminum cone midrange and titanium
diaphragm tweeters join with our newly developed high output /
low distortion trio of 6½ bass drivers to produce very natural and
highly realistic sound reproduction.
ENCLOSURE Taking inspiration from the larger and more
expensive Model T, the A1 features ¾ inch thick cabinet
construction and lots of internal bracing unequally spaced
to ensure that no two surfaces are mathematically prone to
resonate at the same frequency.
ACCESSORIES Black fabric grilles are provided. The speaker also
comes with padded feet and spikes each of which may be screwed
into threaded inserts found at the base of the loudspeaker.
Padded feet (pictured left) are suitable for protecting hard floors
beneath the speaker from damage. Spikes are recommended for
use on carpet.
MODEL A1
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lightly smaller than the tall and slender A1, is the A2.
Featuring only one less woofer, the 39½ inch tall floor
stander still shares most of the characteristics that make
the A1 so remarkable but in a smaller tower.
PERFORMANCE Even having one fewer woofer, bass is still
remarkably strong and clean down to the same 31Hz as the
bigger A1. Only output level is slightly reduced which makes the
A2 an easy choice if you prefer the more compact cabinet.
DRIVERS Bryston’s proprietary aluminum cone midranges and
titanium diaphragm tweeters join with our newly developed
high output / low distortion twin 6½ bass drivers to produce very
natural and highly dramatic audio reproduction.
ENCLOSURE Taking inspiration from the larger and more
expensive Model T, the A2 features ¾ inch thick cabinet
construction and lots of internal bracing eccentrically spaced
to ensure that no two surfaces are mathematically prone to
resonate at the same frequency. Two computer optimized ports
on the rear and one on the front perfectly tune the bass output.
ACCESSORIES Black fabric grilles are provided. Also with
the speaker comes padded feet and spikes each of which
may be screwed into threaded inserts found at the base of
the loudspeaker. Padded feet (pictured left) are suitable for
protecting hard floors beneath the speaker from damage. Spikes
are recommended for use on carpet.
MODEL A2
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ur smallest floorstanding loudspeaker is the A3. In this
diminutive package you’ll find much bigger sound than
you previously thought capable of such a small tower.
PERFORMANCE Our only 6 ohm floorstanding loudspeaker is a
comparably easy load to drive for amplifiers of modest power.
This makes it a good match for integrated amplifiers or even
home theater receivers. Bass that extends down to 40Hz and 250
watt power handling promise plenty of excitement and startling
dynamics free of acoustic compression.
DRIVERS A pair of identical custom 6½ bass drivers support a
single Bryston midrange and Bryston tweeter to create a high
end three way driver complement capable high resolution and
wide bandwidth.
ENCLOSURE Elegant and attractive, the simple styling and
modest size of the A3 is no less robust than the larger A Series
speakers. Each wall is ¾ inch thick MDF and securely fastened
to all others with a robust bracing structure. Two rear firing ports
augment the single vent at the front to augment the woofers for
precise and powerful bass free of audible resonances.
ACCESSORIES Black fabric grilles are provided. Also with
the speaker comes padded feet and spikes each of which
may be screwed into threaded inserts found at the base of
the loudspeaker. Padded feet (pictured left) are suitable for
protecting hard floors beneath the speaker from damage. Spikes
are recommended for use on carpet.
MODEL A3
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MINI
CENTER AC1
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he first step in transforming your two channel stereo into a home theater is adding a center
channel. The AC1 Mini is the perfect companion to all Bryston A Series main channels.
Timbre matched and developed using the same materials and techniques in the same
anechoic chamber, dialogue and all other center channel content will blend seamlessly with
your front and surround A Series loudspeakers.
PERFORMANCE The AC1Mini is dynamic enough to keep pace with today’s feature films, yet
more than detailed enough to carry all the emotion found in the classics filmed during the
golden age of cinema.
DRIVERS Each driver is derived from the A Series main channels, so expect a perfect blend with
your front and surround speakers. The AC1 Mini leaves no gap in performance compared to the
A Series floorstanding models to which it is the intended companion.
ENCLOSURE Three fourths inch thick MDF is wrapped around a strong skeleton of internal
bracing which is strategically designed so that no cabinet resonances discolor the pure and
detailed sound radiating from the drivers.
ACCESSORIES Padded aluminum furniture feet and threaded spikes are included. A custom
center channel speaker stand is available for an additional cost.
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ost bookshelf speakers this size are two-way models lacking a true midrange driver, but
Bryston’s Mini A bucks the trend in order to provide dynamics and bandwidth surprising
for such a small loudspeaker. The Mini A is ideal for any small yet precise music system,
home theater, or desktop audio system. Or, mount them on the wall or upon stands to play as
rear surrounds. They are as amazing as they are versatile.
PERFORMANCE By making this small bookshelf speaker a three-way, we can not only let the
woofer extend deeper to deliver true bass, but we can implement a dedicated midrange driver
to ensure neutral sound throughout this critical frequency range.
DRIVERS Our 6½ aluminum cone woofer handles bass and lower midrange before handing
off to the custom 3 inch aluminum midrange and the same titanium dome tweeter found in all
other Bryston loudspeakers.
ENCLOSURE Following well documented Bryston practice of robust cabinets, the Mini A is
encased in a ¾ inch thick MDF enclosure braced to prevent unwanted resonances preserving
carefully engineered sound quality made possible by our custom drivers and crossovers.
ACCESSORIES Padded aluminum furniture feet and threaded spikes are included. Black steel
speaker stands are available at additional cost.
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MINI A
MODEL A SUB
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he Model A Subwoofer is the only member of the family not anchored by 6½ bass drivers.
With two 10” drivers placed opposite each other on the cabinet, any vibrations induced
into the enclosure are cancelled thereby preventing cabinet coloration from distorting the
midrange of your full-range channels.
PERFORMANCE Highly accurate bass knows no difference between thuderous action movie
soundtracks and grooving music playback. Crossover, phase, and level adjustments on the
Bryston 400 watt built-in amplifier give you the ability to create the perfect blend with any
Bryston Model T, A or any other brand loudspeaker system.
DRIVERS Dual 10 inch side-firing drivers oppose each other on the left and right panels of the
cabinet. Each driver features a long throw and huge radiating area to recreate even difficult bass
soundtracks with ease.
ENCLOSURE An unusually strong ¾ inch MDF cabinet veneered
in your choice of finish is rugged and well braced. Dual rear-facing
vortex ports extend the low frequency limit but don’t chuff or
distort even under high output conditions. The Bryston 400 watt
amplifier is mounted in its own box to prevent airleaks.
ACCESSORIES Rubberized aluminum leveling feet and a heavy
gauge AC line cord are included.
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uch a compact loudspeaker belies a startling surprise. Big sound from this small center
channel is a perfect match for your Mini A loudspeakers. Perhaps your big TV leaves little
room for a center speaker? The AC1 Micro is a great fit for tight spaces.
PERFORMANCE Small size doesn’t mean compromised performance. Superb dynamic range,
utter neutrality through the critical vocal range, and ultra-clear high frequency performance are
all hallmarks of the design.
DRIVERS Two 5¼ inch aluminum cone mid-bass drivers flank a single Bryston titanium dome
tweeter for a compact MTM configuration. All three drivers sound as one to create an uncanny
out-of-the-box sound.
ENCLOSURE Like other Bryston A Series loudspeakers, the very robust enclosure is constructed
of ¾ inch MDF and strongly braced. The cabinet is sealed making near-wall placement possible
without extra bass loading. The rear panel also includes threaded mounting holes for on-wall
brackets.
MICRO
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T ON-WALL
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or those who want superb sound but prefer not to take up floor space with a conventional
loudspeaker, Bryston offers the TOW on-wall solution. The TOW is an ultra high performance
loudspeaker designed to blend with any decor yet fill your room with magnificent lifelike
music.
PERFORMANCE The Bryston TOW is marked by tremendous dynamic capability and absence
of compression, neutral tone, and remarkable clarity. It is easy to mount and a joy to hear.
DRIVERS A 6½ woofer, 3 inch aluminum midrange, and our titanium dome tweeter are nocompromise drivers that yield clean, flat, and spacious sound.
ENCLOSURE Even this compact cabinet is built from dense ¾ inch thick MDF and laminated
with your choice of veneer. Deep bass is achieved by two vents strategically placed on the
bottom of the loudspeaker.
ACCESSORIES An elegant magnetic cloth grille is included. Also included is a unique mounting
bracket which makes speaker wire routing simple and hanging the speaker on the wall both
secure and easy.
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n-wall speakers are usually considered a compromise built with cheap drivers and often
without any sort of enclosure. But Bryston has carefully engineered our TIW to overcome these
shortfalls and be a top performer.
PERFORMANCE Unlike many in-wall speakers that only manage to gently play background
music throughout the house, the TIW is a real high performance model. Maximum output of up
to 100dB and flat frequency response from 70Hz to 20kHz make it suitable not only for distributed
music throughout the home, but also in a home theater or discreet audiophile stereo.
DRIVERS A 6½ woofer, 3 inch aluminum midrange, and our titanium dome tweeter are nocompromise drivers that yield clean, flat, and spacious sound.
ENCLOSURE Yes! An enclosure is custom molded and permanently installed on our TIW
loudspeaker. Including a back-box improves clarity, bass, and tone throughout the spectrum.
Also, our slightly raised bezel dramatically improves the ability of the speaker to re-create the
sense of depth found in your favorite recordings.
ACCESSORIES A perforated metal grille is included. The bezel and grille are paintable to match
your walls and surrounding décor.
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T IN-WALL
Specifications
Frequency
Response
(± 3dB)
Sensitivity
(2.83V, 1m,
anechoic)
Nominal
Impedance
Crossover
No. Drivers
Size
(H x W x D)
Weight
(unpacked)
Min/Max
Rec. Power
Max SPL
@ 1m
Model T
Middle T
Mini T
TC1
25Hz - 20kHz
33Hz - 22kHz
33Hz - 20kHz
35Hz - 20kHz
89dB
88dB
86dB
91dB
4 Ohms
4 Ohms
4 Ohms
4 Ohms
3-Way
3-Bass, 2-Midrange,
2-Tweeter
52.5 x 10.5 x 16.5 in.
133.4 x 26.7 x 41.9
cm.
107 lbs.
48.5 kgs.
3-Way
2-Bass, 1-Midrange,
1-Tweeter
3-Way
1-Bass, 1-Midrange,
1-Tweeter
39.5 x 10.5 x 16.5 in.
100 x 26.7 x 41.9 cm.
22.5 x 10.5 x 10 in.
57.1 x 26.7 x 25 cm.
81 lbs.
37 kgs.
42 lbs.
19 kgs.
3-Way
2-Bass, 2-Midrange,
2-Tweeter
10.5 x 39.5 x 16.5 in.
26.7 x 100.3 x 41.9
cm.
108 lbs.
49 kgs.
10 - 500 Watts RMS
10 - 250 Watts RMS
10 - 250 Watts RMS
10 - 500 Watts RMS
118dB
112dB
TC1 Mini
Frequency
Response 40Hz - 20kHz
(± 3dB)
Sensitivity
(2.83V, 1m, 88dB
anechoic)
Nominal
4 Ohms
Impedance
Crossover
3-Way
No. Drivers 2-Bass, 1-Midrange, 1-Tweeter
Size 10.5 x 29 x 10 in.
(H x W x D) 26.7 x 73.5 x 25 cm.
Weight (un- 55 lbs.
packed) 25 kgs.
Min/Max
10 - 250 Watts RMS
Rec. Power
Max SPL
112dB
@ 1m
112dB
Model T Sub
Frequency
Response
(± 3dB)
18Hz - 150Hz
118dB
Mini T Sub
28Hz-150Hz
Built-In
600 Watts RMS
Amplifier Power
600 Watts RMS
400 Watts RMS
Inputs
Outputs
Crossover (Hz)
Phase (Degrees)
RCA, XLR, Hi-Level
RCA, XLR
40, 60, 80, 100, 150
0, 180
RCA, XLR, Hi-Level
RCA, XLR
40, 60, 80, 100, 150
0, 180
RCA, Hi-Level
RCA,
80, 150
0, 180
No. Drivers
3 8” Al Cone
2 8” Al Cone
2 10” Al Cone
Size
(H x W x D)
Weight
(unpacked)
38.8 x 10.5 x 16.8 in.
98.5 x 26.7 x 42.4 cm.
105 lbs.
48 kgs.
24 x 10.5 x 16.8 in.
61 x 26.7 x 42.4 cm.
89 lbs.
40 kgs.
17 x 17.75 x 15.25 in.
43 x 45 x 38.5 cm.
48 lbs.
22 kgs.
Yes
Yes
Max SPL
@ 1m
108dB
108dB
110dB
A2
A3
Mini A
31Hz - 20kHz
31Hz - 20kHz
40Hz - 20kHz
60Hz - 20kHz
88dB
87dB
86dB
87dB
4 Ohms
4 Ohms
6 Ohms
8 Ohms
3-Way
3-Bass, 2-Midrange,
2-Tweeter
47.5 x 9.25 x 17 in.
120.7 x 23.5 x 43.2 cm.
70 lbs.
32 kgs.
3-Way
2-Bass, 2-Midrange,
2-Tweeter
39.5 x 9.25 x 17 in.
100 x 23.5 x 43.2 cm.
62 lbs.
28 kgs.
3-Way
2-Bass, 1-Midrange,
1-Tweeter
37.5 x 9.25 x 15 in.
95.3 x 23.5 x 38.1 cm.
53 lbs.
24 kgs.
3-Way
1-Bass, 1-Midrange,
1-Tweeter
15.5 x 8.5 x 8.25 in.
39.4 x 21.6 x 21 cm.
11 lbs.
5 kgs.
10 - 400 Watts RMS
10 - 250 Watts RMS
10 - 175 Watts RMS
114dB
111dB
100dB
AC1 Mini
AC1 Micro
TIW In-Wall
TOW On-Wall
45Hz - 20kHz
95Hz - 20kHz
70Hz - 20kHz
70Hz - 20kHz
86dB
90dB
87dB
87dB
6 Ohms
8 Ohms
8 Ohms
8 Ohms
3-Way
2-Bass, 1-Midrange,
1-Tweeter
11.5 x 30 x 13.9 in.
29.2 x 76 x 35.2 cm.
48 lbs.
22 kgs.
2-Way
2-Midbass,
1-Tweeter
7.5 x 17 x 7.5 in.
19.1 x 43.2 x 19.1 cm.
14.1 lbs.
6.4 kgs.
3-Way
1-Bass, 1-Midrange,
1-Tweeter
14 x 7.75 x 3.45 in.
35.6 x 19.6 x 8.8 cm.
11 lbs.
5 kgs.
3-Way
1-Bass, 1-Midrange,
1-Tweeter
13.5 x 9.5 x 3.5 in.
34.5 x 24.4 x 9.1 cm.
11 lbs.
5 kgs.
10 - 200 Watts RMS
10-175 Watts RMS
10-175 Watts RMS
100dB
100dB
Size
(H x W x D)
Weight
(unpacked)
Min/Max
10 - 400 Watts RMS
Rec. Power
Max SPL
114dB
@ 1m
Model A Sub
25Hz - 150Hz
Volume Control Yes
Frequency
Response
(± 3dB)
Sensitivity
(2.83V, 1m,
anechoic)
Nominal
Impedance
Crossover
No. Drivers
Model A1
Frequency
Response
(± 3dB)
Sensitivity
(2.83V, 1m,
anechoic)
Nominal
Impedance
Crossover
No. Drivers
Size
(H x W x D)
Weight
(unpacked)
Min/Max
10 - 250 Watts RMS
Rec. Power
Max SPL
111dB
@ 1m
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