October 3rd, 2012

The Herald
This is where the Royd range of high quality loudspeakers begins. Though The Herald is our budget loudspeaker it is designed to deliver rich and emotional musical enjoyment of a standard not compromised by price. Compatible with a wide variety of amplifiers it will capture the full range and power of both digital and analogue recorded music.

Like all the Royd loudspeaker range The Herald has been developed using the latest computer techniques for analysing transients. The side ported arrangement of the cabinet offers easier siting for optimum positioning in almost any listening room. The bass/mid range unit has been specifically designed for this cabinet and with the flush mounted tweeter, covers the complete audible frequency range.

The Herald loudspeaker is best placed on a Royd stand and should always be used with the grilles in place. Optimum performance will be achieved after a period of ‘running in’ and a room temperature of no less than 60°F/ 15°C

– reproduced from literature that accompanied the speakers.

Powerful little speaker which can sound slightly bright at times, but they’ll make all the difference at the end of a dull-sounding system.

What Hi-Fi? – Buying Guide, Jan 1995.


Royd Herald
Year of Release 1997
Dimensions (WxHxD) 203mm x 305mm x 187mm
Recommend Amplifier Power 20 to 80 Watts
Sensitivity 86 dB 1 watt @ 1 metre
Power Handling 100 watts
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Drive Units Royd 5" bass/mid range unit. Royd 18mm dome/cone tweeter
Crossover Frequency 4 KHz
Bass Resonance Frequency 43 Hz
Frequency Range 33 Hz to 20KHz
Port(s) Side
Finishes Black Ash
Weight 10 Kg

Retailed for £198 in 1995 and 1997. Not very common second hand, however a pair fetched £63 on ebay in Feb 2010 and another pair £104 in Sept 2012.


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