New Photos Added – A14L and Sorcerer SE

I’ve finally found a little time to go through my backlog of assets and uploaded some new photos. First up is the A14L. I know very little about this model, it seems there were a few variations of the A14 model throughout the eighties and start of nineties. It appears to the distinctive purple tweeter, which I’m guessing is the same as used on the early A7 models too, and was later replaced by the Audex tweeter on the A7 Mk2 (and probably the same on the A14 Mk2).
Next up is the much later Sorcerer SE. I believe this shares the same bass driver as the later Revelation Range and retailed for around £900 (still trying to find a source to back up this info). Either way, they are obviously quite different from the standard Sorcerer.

Sorcerer SE A14L Rear

Royd AV77 Centre Speaker Photos

Royd AV77After a long search I finally found a Royd AV77 centre speaker for my personal setup. This model is rare as hens teeth, which is a shame as its very good. This is the only centre speaker Royd made and was intended to partner with the Minstrel, Squire and Doublet.
I’ve taken some photos of it and added them to the website.

Interesting Models, Rydal, Derwent & Ribbon.

Akroyd, Now Hear This!Akroyd, For Enduring Harmony

I’ve recently been sent an interesting piece of literature by David Sawyer, which he acquired with a pair of Coniston’s from the US. It mentions three models of Royd I’ve not come across before, Rydal, Derwent & The Ribbon. The Rydal is a 14Ltr reflex box, The Derwent a large 3-way speaker and The Ribbon a very large box with Decca London Ribbon tweeter.

Does anyone know anything about these?

New Albion Photos

Royd AlbionMany thanks to Torbjorn Bjorklund for supplying many great photos of his pair of Royd Albions. These were definitely one of Joe Akroyd’s more exclusive high end models, a great example of him really pushing the limits. They are extraordinarily rare on second hand market, in fact I’ve never seen a pair on ebay since starting work on this website!

Rega Ela / Royd Apex Comparison Review Added.

Royd ApexJust added an interested review of the Royd Apex and Rega Ela (version 1) from Hi-Fi Review, Nov 1989. The first versions of the Rega Ela shared a good deal of design with the Royd Apex. It includes some elusive information on actively bi-amping the Royd Apex, using the Naim NAXO 2-4 active crossover.