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.
A7 II Review, What Hi-Fi? Nov 1991
Merlin Review, What Hi-Fi? Dec 1994
Sapphire II Review, What Hi-Fi? August 1993
Spotted this pair of Royd Sapphire’s on ebay in Denmark. The seller is offering worldwide postage, so definitely worth checking out.
Seller Feedback: 486 (88%)
Ended: September 1, 2011, 6:48 pm
Location: Kettinge, Denmark
I’ve added a review of the Royd Sapphire stand mount loudspeaker from Hi-Fi Choice 1991. This is the first version of mid range, rear ported stand mount.
Just uploaded a review of the Sapphire’s, from Hi-Fi World, June 1992. This is from a round of up various speakers at the £200 price point and refers to the first version of this speaker (I presume as it mentions them being just single wired).
I’ve added some info and nice photos of the Royd Sapphire II’s, thanks to Carlos Contreras.