A7

February 27th, 2013

The Series II model was released around 1987 and retailed for £99. The most obvious difference between the original and series II, is the original purple tweeter has been replaced with an Audex one.

Hi-Fi Choice mentions the following regarding the A7 Series II

[Lab: Average+/Sound: Average-] Lively clear sound; good upper bass and dynamics, but treble “ramp” made vocals sound shut in. Try before you buy.

Hi-Fi Choice – Directory, Jan 1989

Power hungry speakers most suited to simpler styles of music. Drive too hard, however, and sounds coarsens – take care to strike a balance.

A7II, What Hi-Fi? – Buying Guide, Nov 1991.

Specifications:-

Royd A7 (Series I)
Version Series I
Year of Release 1982
Dimensions (WxHxD) 203mm x 305mm x 190mm
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Royd A7 (Series II)
Version Series II
Year of Release 1987
Dimensions (WxHxD) 203mm x 305mm x 190mm
Recommend Amplifier Power  
Sensitivity 86dB/W
Power Handling  
Nominal Impedance  
Drive Units Audax TW010 F1 tweeter, Royd bass driver.
Crossover Frequency 4 KHz
Bass Resonance Frequency  
Frequency Range  
Port(s) Rear
Terminals Single
Finishes Black vinyl
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New, the A7 II sold for £115 in 1991. Second hand prices vary, often can be had very cheap. A pair in good condition fetched £72 on ebay in April ’09.


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