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  Rockport Avior?
Does anyone have the specs? Are they out? Anyone heard them??? Look gorgeous....
Dastrix  (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread)

12-18-11
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12-18-11: Cmalak
Very basic specs: Rockport designed and built twin 9" carbon fiber woofers, a carbon fiber 6" midrange driver and a Berrylium tweeter. Cost: $29,500.

Here are a few links with pics:

http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showthread.php?4103-Avior
rockport-avior-world-debut-at-horten.html>http://cybwiz.blogspot.com/2011/09/rockport-avior-world-debut-at-horten.html
rockport-technologies-avior.html>http://cybwiz.blogspot.com/2011/11/rockport-technologies-avior.html

Cmalak  (Threads | Answers | This Thread)


12-19-11   Thanks cmalak, seen those. more frequency response, sensitiv ...   Dastrix

12-19-11   The first pair in the u.s. should arrive at sound components ...   Soundcomponents

12-20-11   Hi soundcomponents, if you were to compare them to another w ...   Dastrix

12-20-11   Who knows how they compare to ankaa's?   Branislav

12-20-11   I was told by our dealer locally their performance is compar ...   Dastrix

12-20-11: Soundcomponents
I now have the first pair of Aviors in my soundroom - they have been here for about 2 hours.

I cannot describe to you how good they are. They are so much better than many big name speakers out there that you would be shocked if you compared them - but since Rockports are so rare - very few people have heard them.

They go deeper than the Ankaa's, and are very close to the Altair in terms of performance (I heard them in the same room at the same time right after hearing the Altair - and I saw the measurements when I was up at Rockport between the Ankaa and Avior). Of course, the Altair is better and will play louder and go deeper - but the comparison is amazingly close in many ways.

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12-20-11: Soundcomponents
I now have the first pair of Aviors in my soundroom - they have been here for about 2 hours.

I cannot describe to you how good they are.

They are so much better than many big name speakers out there that you would be shocked if you compared them - but since Rockports are so rare - very few people have heard them.

They go deeper than the Ankaa's, and are very close to the Altair in terms of performance (I heard them in the same room at the same time right after hearing the Altair - and I saw the measurements when I was up at Rockport between the Ankaa and Avior). Of course, the Altair is better and will play louder and go deeper - but the comparison is amazingly close in many ways.

Soundcomponents  (Answers | This Thread)


12-20-11   Lets see some photographs :) great to hear they are in... i ...   Dastrix

12-20-11: Soundcomponents
there are some photos on sound components facebook page. I would urge anyone looking at speakers anywhere near their price range to seek the Rockports out -I know it's hard, but they are worth it - it's almost funny how much better they are than most - I really had no idea what they were about till I got them in - and I've been in the industry for 30 years.
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12-20-11   Ah, they are the norwegian ones though.. seen em a thousand ...   Dastrix

12-20-11: Soundcomponents
I do't think so - theses were shot recently at Rockport - I could be wrong -but I think they're different - I have some more - if you e mail me I can snd them to you
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12-20-11   Dastrix@gmail.com - thank you!   Dastrix

12-21-11   Clearly there biggest competition will be the class leading ...   Downunder

12-21-11   Agreed - the sasha clearly has the best quality of dealer di ...   Soundcomponents

12-21-11   How are those photos coming along?   Dastrix

12-28-11: Talk2me
I will take Venture Audio any day of the week over Wilson. Not even close once you hear the Ventures. But, I have always loved Rockports.
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01-11-12: Thaiduong
I love these speakers too. i guess they replace the Ankaa? I am owning the Kharma 3.2.2 and wonder how difference Kharma is compared to Rockport. Your opinion is much appreciated.
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01-15-12   I've heard some really positive results, i hope to have my i ...   Dastrix

01-16-12   Dastrix - where are you located??   Soundcomponents

01-16-12: Slipknot1
Thaidong - Interesting comment. I currently own a pair of Kharma 2.2 and am contemplating a move to the Rockport Avior.
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01-17-12: Cmalak
In case you did not see this description on Soundstage.com: rockport-technologies-new-avior-features-first-ever-rockport-made-drivers&catid=14:audiovideo-news&Itemid=43>http://www.soundstagenetwork.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=690:rockport-technologies-new-avior-features-first-ever-rockport-made-drivers&catid=14:audiovideo-news&Itemid=43
Cmalak  (Threads | Answers | This Thread)


01-20-12   Slipknot1 - have you got the chance to listen to the avior y ...   Thaiduong

01-20-12   No- i am thinking about taking the trip to ma to hear them t ...   Slipknot1

01-20-12   Slipknot1...assuming your wallet can handle it, the rest of ...   Cmalak

01-24-12   Sound components in miami has the mira2 and the avior in the ...   Soundcomponents

01-24-12   Sound components in miami has the mira2 and the avior in the ...   Soundcomponents

04-28-12: Thaiduong
Hi all - This thread has been quiet for a while, just want to follow up to see if anyone has had the chance to actually audit the Avior yet? I am seriously considering a change in speakers?n I have found this in the What's Best Forum which is not very encouraging about the Avior.

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From a PM discussion with WBF member leyenda (posted with his permission):

"I have always admired the Rockport for its bass and mids, but would have liked a bit more sparkle in the highs (somewhat dark sounding as you put it in your post). I thought the Avior would rectify this with its berrylium tweeter so it was on my top shopping list. Turned out the Avior pair I heard had a very different presentation to the usual Rockport house sound so the journey continues."

and...

"The Aviors I heard was in a very small room. Bass was excellent - fast and tight. I even preferred the Avior bass to the Aquilla. Mids and highs were a let down to me. Beefy mids that I always like about the Rockport is gone. Voices that normally sound gorgeous on every models of Rockport from Mira to Altair is gone. I felt it was like a different speaker. The highs from the Berrylium tweeters really did open up, but to my taste, too much so. All in all, I would have accepted the Avior if it had the bass as it is, and the same old mids and highs, no need for that extra sparkle I originally dreamed of. It still sounds more pleasant than, say a Wilson Watt 8 that I really cannot stand listening for a long time, but perhaps my expectation was a bit too high in case of the Avior. The dealer asked me for a second audition, claiming that the speaker and set-up is more refined now, so I might give it another shot."
unquote

Appreciate your comments. Thanks

Thaiduong  (Answers | This Thread)


04-29-12: Soundcomponents
Well, I must say, I think ( no actually, I know) Leyenda has this one completely wrong.

A few months ago I went to Rockport and spent an afternoon and heard the entire line, back to back, in the same room, the same room location, with the same electronics - one right after the other. I heard the Arrakis, then Mira2 then Avor then Altair.

The Avior is not different from the Rockport house sound at all. As a matter of fact, I was stunned and how much the entire line sounded alike - down to the Mira2. The Avior was closer to the $97k Altair than it was compared to the Mira2.

When you do the comparisons in the same room at the same time - things become real clear. You are not listening to a total sound of room, equipment and speaker and trying to figure out what is contributing - when compared like I mentioned, you can be real sure, real quick.

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04-30-12   Thank you sir for your comments above. totally agree with yo ...   Thaiduong

05-06-12: Kwb
I will have the Rockport Avior at "The Home Entertainment Show" in Newport Beach CA June 1 - 3. They will be driven by a Banaced Audio Technology REX system. (REX tube monblocks with 2 piece REX line stage). I also have the Mira II at our showroom in San Clemente CA.

Please come by for a listen!

*We are a Rockport / BAT dealer.

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05-08-12   Kwb - which hotel and what room will you be exhibiting in? t ...   Ackman00

05-08-12: Trcnetmsncom
Hi Kwb,

The BAT Rex mono-block amps along with the BAT Rex preamp are making my Avalon Eidolon Diamonds sing like never before!!! I'm sure you will have a killer sound at the show with the Rockport Avior.

best,
Tom

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05-08-12   Ackman - i will be at the atrium hotel suite 331. hope to yo ...   Kwb

05-08-12: Kwb
Hey Tom, yes I am very excited to hear the Rex with the Rockports. I've always liked the Eidolon I bet your system sounds amazing!

Ken

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07-06-12: Thaiduong
"I will have the Rockport Avior at "The Home Entertainment Show" in Newport Beach CA June 1 - 3. They will be driven by a Banaced Audio Technology REX system. (REX tube monblocks with 2 piece REX line stage). I also have the Mira II at our showroom in San Clemente CA.

Please come by for a listen!

*We are a Rockport / BAT dealer."

Anyone attended this event? Your comments on the Avior are appreciated. Thanks

Thaiduong  (Answers | This Thread)



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