Been 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.
I’ve finally found a review of the Royd Topaz, from What Hi-Fi? April 1994. The Topaz was a budget 7 ltr stand mount speaker, that never gained a huge popularity, despite its respectable performance. Read the full review here.
Just 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.
It 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.
Added a review of the Royd Abbot from Hi-Fi Choice, May 1993. The Abbot was intended to supersede Apex, however as you read this review, had some teething problems and wasn’t quite as well received as perhaps hoped.