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Added What Hi-Fi? Magazine Reviews for A7 II, Sapphire II and Merlin

February 27th, 2013

Royd Sapphire IIBeen a busy evening of scanning through old magazines, but I’m pleased to let you know there are fresh reviews for the site from What Hi-Fi? magazines dating back to the early 1990s. There are reviews for the A7 II, Sapphire II and Merlin. What Hi-Fi? always praised the Royd speakers for their speed and timing, but their overall preference often lied elsewhere.

A7 II Review, What Hi-Fi? Nov 1991
Merlin Review, What Hi-Fi? Dec 1994
Sapphire II Review, What Hi-Fi? August 1993

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New Squire Info Added

February 19th, 2013

I’ve added a bunch of information on the Squire. These floor standers sat in between the Minstrels and the Doublets. Visually, their styling is like that of slimline Doublets. I’ve not yet ascertained their exact release date, but I suspect its was around 1995. Interestingly, later models didn’t feature the standard Royd bass driver design. These had a flat centre, with no phase plug, and seem to be have introduced around 1998 ish.

Much of this new information was supplied by Jens Bondarenko. If you have any information, I’d love to hear from you.

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Added Brochure for Prior & Abbots

October 10th, 2012

prior-brochure1Many thanks to the top chaps over at Hi-Fi Corner (Edinburgh) for sending through scans of the original literature/brochure for the Prior and Abbot floorstanders.

Read the full low down here.

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New article on refoaming Royd Sevens

October 2nd, 2012

A few weeks ago, rog on refoamed his pair of Royd Seven speakers. With his kind permission, I have reproduced the details here in a useful guide for others who wish to undertake this project. It’s by no means an easy task and not for the faint hearted, however given the cost of picking up a pair of old Sevens (or other older 7ltr Royds) in need of repair, there is little to lose.

Read the full article on refoaming the speakers here.

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New Minstrel Content

May 1st, 2012

I’ve just added some new content for the Royd Minstrels. Steve Edmundson has kindly sent me some scans of original literature that came with his Minstrels. These include the full spec and Royd’s own description that helps put them in context.

Recently ace-reuse-kettering on ebay sold a pair of Minstrel SE’s with the rate steel base. This optional base was studier and gave extra support through a rear vertical brace the Minstrels could rest against.

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Added Timeline of Royd Releases

April 13th, 2012

I have added a timeline page to the history section, that lets you scroll through all the Royd Audio Speaker releases in order. It gives a great insight into which models came out when and what they replaced. Unfortunately some of the dates aren’t as accurate as I’d like (e.g. some are based on dates of reviews) and some are still missing. So I’d appreciate any new information or corrections.

Timeline of Royd Releases

Timeline of Royd Releases

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Added Brochure from Royd Eden’s

April 2nd, 2012

I wish to thank Peter Briffett for scanning in the Royd brochure we received with his Royd Eden’s many years ago. The brochure has info on all the 7 litre speakers of the time; the Eden’s, A7 Series II’s and the Coniston R’s.

eden_brochure_front_cvr eden_brochure_inside_cvr

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Recommended speaker cables for Royds

September 13th, 2011

NVA LS2 Speaker CableI’ve added a page with information on what speakers cables work well with Royd speakers. Check out the page here: Recommended Speaker Cables

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Added Topaz Review

August 16th, 2011

I’ve finally found a review of the Royd Topaz, from What Hi-Fi? April 1994. The Topaz was a budget 7 ltr stand mount speaker, that never gained a huge popularity, despite its respectable performance. Read the full review here.

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