Minstrel SE

February 19th, 2013

From the brochure:-

SPECIAL EDITION MINSTREL, more minstrel magic.
The Special Edition Minstrel is the natural progression from the original highly successful, side ported Minstrel design. It maintains all of the mathematically correct features of the original but is fitted with a more advanced bass unit in an extensively damped veneer cabinet. It is also available with an optional black steel base.

This limited Special Edition of the Minstrel is available in either Cherry or Black Ash Veneer cabinets with a black steel back support. The specially designed steel base will add to the stability and will further improve the sense of musical realism.

The Special Edition Minstrel now offers not only exceptional musicality, detailed mid range and clarity of tone but also the ability to produce the right note at the right time in the right way. This room friendly, veneered pair of loudspeakers is available for a limited period of time and at a very competitive price. Buy now and enjoy it.


Royd Minstrel SE
Year of Release 1998
Dimensions (WxHxD) 180mm x 642mm x 120mm
Recommend Amplifier Power 20 to 80 watts
Sensitivity 87 dB 1 watt @ 1 metre
Power Handling 100 watts
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Drive Units 1 Royd 5" cast chassis bass/mid unit and 1 Royd 19mm dome tweeter with secondary chamber
Crossover Frequency 3 KHz
Bass Resonance Frequency 43 Hz
Frequency Range 33 Hz to 20KHz
Port(s) Side
Finishes Cherry or Black Ash veneer
Weight 17 Kg

An option steel base was available, weighing in at 4.5Kg.

New price in 1998 was £399. The Minstrel SE is very rare on the second hand market, however one pair in good condition did well for £184 in March 2012.


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