Sintra

October 3rd, 2012

Hi-Fi Choice mentions the following regarding the Sintra I:

[Lab: Average+/Sound: Good] Balance is bass light and a little bright, but superb dynamics, speed and timing make this luxury miniature musically very informative and satisfying.

Hi-Fi Choice – Directory, Sept 1991.

Specifications:-

Royd Sintra (1)
Version 1
Year of Release 1990
Dimensions (WxHxD) 203mm x 305mm x 190mm
Recommend Amplifier Power 20 to 30 watts
Sensitivity 1 watt for 90 dB S.P.L. at 1 metre
Power Handling 80 watts
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Drive Units 5" bass/mid range unit cast chassis, 19mm dome tweeter with secondary chamber
Crossover Frequency 4.25 KHz
Bass Resonance Frequency 57 Hz
Frequency Range 50 Hz to 20KHz
Port(s) Rear (rubber fluted)
Terminals Single
Finishes Black Ash or Walnut Veneer
Weight 15.5 Kg
Royd Sintra (2)
Version 2
Year of Release 1992
Dimensions (WxHxD) 203mm x 305mm x 185mm
Recommend Amplifier Power 15 to 60 Watts
Sensitivity 89dB (1W @ 1m)
Power Handling  
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Drive Units 5" cast chassis bass/mid range unit, 19mm Scan Speak dome tweeter with secondary chamber
Crossover Frequency 4 KHz
Bass Resonance Frequency 48 Hz
Frequency Range 40 Hz to 20KHz
Port(s) Rear (rubber fluted)
Terminals Bi-wire
Finishes Walnut, Black
Weight 11 Kg

Price guide: The Sintra I’s retailed for £330 in 1991. Today both versions very rare and highly sought after, a pair of Sintra I’s fetched £200 on ebay June ’09 and £196 in Sept 2012. A pair of Sintra II’s made £282 in June 2011, £211 in Oct 2011 (collection only though) and £175 in Nov 2011.

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