Rockport Technologies addresses cabinet vibration?


Genius? Really puts the competition in their places,imho.

ptss
Specifically the new Rockport Lyra. I wonder if it will create
new ideas in other hi end speaker manufacturers.
Magico has done this with all there speakers plus they sound great as well.
If memory serves Rockport utilizes shipbuilding techniques in the construction of their speakers, always has. 
Wilson also has some very inert cabinets. Then there are Audio Note speakers whose cabinets are designed to vibrate like a violin.
Alan
Magico nor wilson does what the Lyra does.  
This is your opinion only!!!!
Joey is stating fact. Very different methods.
The PBN Audio Innerchoic line of speakers also does a nice job of addressing cabinet vibrations.
I believe all competent loudspeaker companies address
vibration and flex issues and work to minimize/control them. It just seems to me that Andy Payor of Rockport Technologies has taken this to an exceptional, but pragmatic level, in creating these Ayla loudspeakers that he designed to represent sota (state of the art) music reproduction. I think most forum members are not even aware this level of refinement exists; I didn't until very recently.
Yet Harbeth sounds just as good if not better than those speakers that are more inert than your kitchen countertops.
I think Harbeth may be perfect for me if my rig was connected to an improperly wired electrical system (phase reversed) with multiple many electrical devices on it, all having differing potentials for ground, various impedance mismatches between components and of course no absolute phase switch in sight. Yes,just right...
I appreciate the comments regarding the efforts of Magico; and no doubt they have "obviously" 'worked hard' on vibration,as have YG Acoustics and other reputable loudspeaker manufacturers. What impresses me is the extremely simple yet remarkably effective approach of Rockport Technologies in the use of mass,rididity and damping that intuitively address all vibration artifacts without the necessity of endless analysis on each square inch of the cabinet and minute adjustments of complex construction details;thereafter to be followed up with endless ongoing refinements--all of which contribute to cost. It reminds me of various psychology experts providing many different ways of reasoning with an completely unreasonable cranky screaming child who an experienced mother will simply go through a basic checklist and then put the child in their room with the comment that the child can come out and have some ice cream as soon as they decide to stop screaming. That's what I call genius.
Geoffkait,would Rockport Technologies construction method of the Lyra be considered 'frame first', 'shell first'-- or is it a "tie". Cheers (I have a Norwegian background and there are still fascinating examples of ancient  "clinker built" boats on display in Norway; and very fine wood pieces were used,along with fascinating geometries.
With absolutely no responses arguing that engineer/inventor Andy Payor of Rockport Technologies has not created a brilliant solution to minimizing/defeating vibrations in loudspeaker cabinets it appears the serious knowledgeable audiophiles in the Audiogon Forum are, for once, in agreement. The design of the Lyra embodies true genius. Congratulations.