Sintra

Hi-Fi Choice mentions the following regarding the Sintra I:

[Lab: Average+/Sound: Good] Balance is bass light and a little bright, but superb dynamics, speed and timing make this luxury miniature musically very informative and satisfying.

Hi-Fi Choice – Directory, Sept 1991.

Specifications:-

Royd Sintra (1)
Version1
Year of Release1990
Dimensions (WxHxD)203mm x 305mm x 190mm
Recommend Amplifier Power20 to 30 watts
Sensitivity1 watt for 90 dB S.P.L. at 1 metre
Power Handling80 watts
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Drive Units5" bass/mid range unit cast chassis, 19mm dome tweeter with secondary chamber
Crossover Frequency4.25 KHz
Bass Resonance Frequency57 Hz
Frequency Range50 Hz to 20KHz
Port(s)Rear (rubber fluted)
TerminalsSingle
FinishesBlack Ash or Walnut Veneer
Weight15.5 Kg
Royd Sintra (2)
Version2
Year of Release1992
Dimensions (WxHxD)203mm x 305mm x 185mm
Recommend Amplifier Power15 to 60 Watts
Sensitivity89dB (1W @ 1m)
Power Handling
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Drive Units5" cast chassis bass/mid range unit, 19mm Scan Speak dome tweeter with secondary chamber
Crossover Frequency4 KHz
Bass Resonance Frequency48 Hz
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20KHz
Port(s)Rear (rubber fluted)
TerminalsBi-wire
FinishesWalnut, Black
Weight11 Kg

Price guide: The Sintra I’s retailed for £330 in 1991. Today both versions very rare and highly sought after, a pair of Sintra I’s fetched £200 on ebay June ’09 and £196 in Sept 2012. A pair of Sintra II’s made £282 in June 2011, £211 in Oct 2011 (collection only though) and £175 in Nov 2011.

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