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    James Tanner buys Bryston

    Congratulations to James Tanner! This is now the second sales oriented person to buy their firm. First was Trent purchasing Audio Research. Congrats to both and best wishes for continued successes.

    Official Announcement:

    “Peterborough, Ontario February 1, 2021 – Bryston (bryston.com), a leading manufacturer of high-performance audio electronics and loudspeakers for music and cinema systems sold through the finest dealers worldwide, announced today that the company has been acquired by longtime VP James Tanner in partnership with Colquhoun Audio, a manufacturer of premium audio products also based in Canada. Effective immediately, James Tanner is Bryston's CEO.

    Tanner, who joined Bryston in 1976, has a passion for the storied brand and shares an unrelenting drive to deliver the high-performance audio experience sought after by Bryston customers. In partnership with Colquhoun Audio, Tanner will strengthen relationships with the dealer community by adding a host of new services such as:

    · An online portal for order processing

    · A web-to-dealer referral service

    · An expanded sales team

    · A customer service hotline, providing real time support to dealers and consumers

    · Expanded and modernized R&D and manufacturing at Bryston—remaining true to their Made in Canada tradition of outstanding quality.

    Former Bryston CEO Chris Russell is retiring, but will remain active as a consultant with the company founded by his family decades ago. Chris’s vast knowledge of Bryston product design will still be a part of Bryston going forward.

    “There are very few high-performance audio brands that offer the 40-plus year legacy of best-in-class products and award-winning services that Bryston does—and we are committed to providing our worldwide network of dealers with the tools they need to be even more successful,” Tanner explained. “I am very excited about the next generation of Bryston products, beginning with the new BR-20 preamplifier scheduled to start shipping this month, as well as several stellar designs currently in development.”

    About Bryston: Bryston (bryston.com) began designing and manufacturing accurate, reliable audio amplification in the early 1970s. Since that time, Bryston has become legendary for hand-built quality, superb performance and dependability, utilizing precision manufacturing techniques and materials more typically found in military and aerospace industries. Bryston amplifiers have been selected by some of the most renowned recording studios and discerning music professionals. Located in Peterborough, Ontario

    Canada, Bryston products are sold through over 150 residential and commercial A/V dealers in North America and 60 countries worldwide.”
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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Good to see James keeping the company alive. Wish him great success.
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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    Good to see James keeping the company alive. Wish him great success.
    A big +1 for that!

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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Those of us who have met James at Audio shows or followed his threads on audio sites know what a fine ambassador he has been for Bryston. Best of luck to him and the company going forward.
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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Congrats to James, hopefully his enthusiasm will translate into continued good fortune for Bryston !
    Cheers ! …. Dave

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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Bryston is in good hands moving forward. Glad to hear the news.
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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Good for him! He certainly seemed like he ran the company so now it's official.

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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Congratulations James! I can’t think of a finer person to take the reigns. Wishing you continued success.
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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Excellent news ...... Bryston will be in good hands with James in charge! Congratulations!
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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Wishing Bryston continued success.

    As a side note, Conrad Johnson was purchased by a company employee few years back, not sure if that puts them in the same club. I think the purchaser was actually an engineer for the company if memory serves.
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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    The company is in good hands. Congrats James

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    James Tanner buys Bryston

    Very happy to hear. I look forward to continued success for Bryston. I own one of their products which they continue to support. Great company! Congratulations James!

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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Great news!!
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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    That's awesome. James is a great guy. He responded to me on the weekend a couple times when I had issues.

    Would love to see them put out a true class a amp.


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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Good luck James. I wish I had your energy.
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