Reproduced from a review in “Q Magazine”
Try to ignore the fact that at first glance these tiny, seven-litre (12″ x 8″ x 7″) monitors look a tad D.I.Y., because no expense has been spared on the components. Weighing in at an incredible 10kg a piece, the cabinets remain solid and vibration-free, even when the volume shifts past 12 o’clock (where the Sorcerers actually prefer to be). They’re also magnetically shielded, so you could even contrive a home cinema set-up with them. Purist in design, there’s no provision for bi-wiring; instead, Royd’s home-grown combo of 5″ cast chassis bass driver and 19mm soft-dome tweeter (with its own internal chamber, no less) are crammed alongside the reflex port onto the front baffle, setting the entire enclosure alight with spell-binding musicality. Low frequencies are handled with pin-point precision – realistically deep, yet never thump-happy – allowing the midrange to exude an uncommon brilliance. Details, once buried, surface with a zestful bite, adding zing to all kinds of material. They’re no party animals, but in the context of a small room they’ll play long into the wee small hours without once ruffling their feathers.