The original Royd Audio stopped producing speakers around 2002 when Joe Akroyd went into retirement. As such, the only way to get hold of original Royd speakers (and spares) is through the second-hand market. The obvious choice is eBay, followed by the various classifieds and small ads found around the internet. Adverts featuring the Royd Minstrel for sale are by far the most common, so you can be selective. Other models are rarer, do not come up often and can demand higher prices.
In 2014, Royd Audio was reborn, led by Adam Norbury and have released brand new and up to date designs inspired by Joe Akroyd’s original vision. These can be purchased directly from the Royd Audio shop.
Below is a list of other sites worth checking out for Royd loudspeakers. Some are dedicated classified ad sites, others are general Hi-Fi discussion forums which have a classifieds section.
- HiFi Wigwam (UK & EU)
- pink fish media (UK & EU)
- Retro Hi-Fi (UK & EU)
- Audiosmile (previously called Zerogain) (UK & EU)
- Audiogon (US)
- Canuck Audio Mart (Canada)
As with purchasing any second-hand goods, usual disclaimers apply, buyer beware! www.roydaudio.org can not be held responsible for the content and sale of goods on linked sites. It is recommended you read throughout guide on buying second hand hi fi equipment.