We will never offer MQA
And the courage to make statements like that, driven by reality and engineering and not marketing, is why I admire Bryston.
Sorry I'm late to the new product thread.... but my thinking would be along the lines of:
- Undertake a strategic reconsideration of the role of Class D or equivalent compact amplification, to decide if there may be a market need for a separate
lineup of more compact, design-led, and still high sound quality integrated components in the Bryston fold. I am thinking here of new markets and in particular younger markets, NOT the majority of participants here on the AC threads, who by and large are comfortable with the traditional hi-fi component look and function. Bryston has moved very soundly into the digital age with well-reviewed products, but their traditional sizes, shapes, and configuration, the perception that these are difficult to configure or use, may not be expanding the audio market that much for the company. The Bry-fi active speakers are one solution, but I see a space for a very slim compact "receiver" for a digital stereo system, paired with traditional speakers (wireless or wired). This kind of product is still often denigrated as "lifestyle" by some in the industry, but to me, music is music no matter what combination of technology and design is used.
- Hence my idea for one product direction (influenced a bit by my time doing corporate strategy development ) is to think about Bryston for our children's needs, not ours (assuming many here have adult children now making their own way through their lives).