Set up for Rockport Aviors


Hello all, I’m in the market for new speakers. Rockport Aviors are on my list. I like accurate bass and I have limited room to move speakers around to optimize the bass. I currently have Vandersteen 5A’s and, of course, they have the ability to adjust the bass to accommodate one’s room without having to actually move the speakers. I’m a little worried about going with a speaker that does not have any adjustability to the bass – except by moving the speaker around. Looking for input from Avior owners on their experience in setting up their Aviors. My room is 22 ½’ X 17 1/2’ with an 8’ to 9’ foot ceiling (it varies). Listen spot is at 15’. Thanks for any input.
keithmundy
What makes you want to get rid of your model 5's? They're exceptional speakers.
The Aviors are one of the best speakers on the planet...plenty of other good ones also like your Vadies...

I think you'll find the Aviors compete way above their price tag...like more than 2x..my opinion here.

You have a good room size...the Aviors should fit in nicely and a good dealer will easily be able to get great performance from them...even with out the adjusts other speakers offer...
I will follow this thread closely. I love my Avalon Eidolon Diamonds but I have been wanting to hear the Aviors for some time. I'm crossing my fingers they (or other Rockports) will be at RMAF 2014, as I will be going.

My room is similar to yours: 21 x 15 x 9ft. My Eidolons work well with that size and the Aviors are very similar in size.
My room size is smaller than yours : 23'x14'x10' and the Aviors blend beautifully. I also have 2x REL G1 subs for <28 hz.
I am the self appointed Founder President of the Avior Admiration Society.
Cheers
Pradeep
My apology for late responses - I have been having a hard time responding to the forums. The website says my name and PW don't match! I've had the same name and PW for years!

Anyway -

Zd542... what can I say I'm an audiophile.

Jfrech - I have enjoyed reading all your posts over the years! Thank you for sharing your experiences with all of us! I value your knowledge especially with the Rockport's. I'm going to send you a private message. Maybe we can talk by phone?

Philb7777 - I too am planning to go to RMAF this year and hope Rockport will be there.

Sunnyboy - I know that you are the official PAAS and I have great admiration for that esteemed title that you have earned! I've read all your posts. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. I have enjoyed reading your posts and have learned a good deal from your journey.

Thank you all for responding.
Happy to talk via phone ...
Keith - hope to see you at RMAF. Unfortunately from the RMAF website, I can't find Rockport anywhere on it this year.
We were going to show at RMAF (we are a Rockport dealer - Cake Audio - located in Southern CA, but decided to focus on the Newport Show. I will be attending RMAF just to enjoy the show. We have available for audition the Atria, Avior and Arrakis. In about 3 months we will be adding the Altair's. We have a travel reimbursement program for anyone that wants to travel to SoCal for an audition and purchases any Rockport model. I'm happy to answer any questions regarding Rockport speakers and setup.
Ken
We were going to show at RMAF (we are a Rockport dealer - Cake Audio - located in Southern CA, but decided to focus on the Newport Show. I will be attending RMAF just to enjoy the show. We have available for audition the Atria, Avior and Arrakis. In about 3 months we will be adding the Altair's. We have a travel reimbursement program for anyone that wants to travel to SoCal for an audition and purchases any Rockport model. I'm happy to answer any questions regarding Rockport speakers and setup.
Ken
Ken, thanks for the invite. My daughter lives in LA (studio city) and I visit her about twice per year. I might be able to visit your store during one of those trips. I'll look for you at RMAF - would really like to talk more.
Philb - my contact info is on our (temporary) website. Maybe we can get together at rmaf, I will be there all 3 days. Ken
Hi Keith,

I have a very similar room (albeit much higher ceilings) and I've been playing with Avior placement. Mind sharing your final placement?

Jason
Jason, 

PM philb7777, he has the Cygnus and has been a lot of help with positioning when I had my Aviors.