Royd Revelation range setting up guide:
============ ROYD LOUDSPEAKER CO. LTD. ============
Unit B2, Stafford Park 15, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4BB
Telephone: Telford (01952) 290700
Fax: (01952) 290190
FROM: JOE AKROYD ROYD LOUDSPEAKER CO.LTD.
TO: OWNERS OF THE ROYD REVELATION RANGE LOUADSPEAKERS – RR1 RR2 RR3
A FEW WORDS ABOUT SETTING UP.
The ROYD Revelation Range of loudspeakers achieve previously unattainable levels of sound reproduction quality and accuracy. As a result of this the correct set up procedure varies considerable from other manufacturers recommendations.
A new standard of imaging and reproduction of stereo width and depth perspectives is now possible with the Revelation loudspeakers. The absence of cabinet ‘signature’ and extraordinarily neutral tonal balance is another distinguishing aspect of the sheer musicality.
It is accepted lore that positioning two loudspeakers a greater distance from each other than from the ideal central listening position is wrong. This is not the case with the new ROYD models which will appreciably benefit from being positioned much further apart, in face up to twice as far.
- The ports on the sides of the speaker enclosures should face each other.
- The loudspeakers should be angled in such a way that a centre line projected forward from each enclosure crosses at, or just behind the ideal listening position.
- The correct distance from the wall behind the speakers is best determined with a little patient experimentation, the object being to obtain a clean bass. Begin this procedure by positioning the loudspeakers so that there is about 20cm from the wall behind each enclosure.
If bass appears excessive carefully move both speakers forward a few centimetres at a time. When the bass reproduction seems more natural and free from ‘overhang’ you will have found the correct position. If possible some absorbent material, (curtains, books on shelves, upholstery or other soft material) should be behind the listening position and if possible the listening position should be at least 60cm from the rear wall.
Please bear in mind that this procedure may take some time but the results will more than justify your efforts.
Good luck and good listening.