Added What Hi-Fi? Magazine Reviews for A7 II, Sapphire II and Merlin

Royd Sapphire IIBeen a busy evening of scanning through old magazines, but I’m pleased to let you know there are fresh reviews for the site from What Hi-Fi? magazines dating back to the early 1990s. There are reviews for the A7 II, Sapphire II and Merlin. What Hi-Fi? always praised the Royd speakers for their speed and timing, but their overall preference often lied elsewhere.

A7 II Review, What Hi-Fi? Nov 1991
Merlin Review, What Hi-Fi? Dec 1994
Sapphire II Review, What Hi-Fi? August 1993

Sintra Review

Sintra, Hi-Fi Choice Review, Jan 91 photoJust added a review of the original Sintra, from Hi-Fi Choice, January 1991, which you can find here. The Sintra has always been one of Royd’s top end 7ltr stand mount models and has a strong reputation for being one of his best. Its rarity only compounds this.


Royd Sintra IIIt may not have escaped your notice, that the rare is currently on right now. Well worth checking out, as this models pops only once in a blue moon.