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    Re: Rockport Lyra

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    I heard them today at the HK hifi show. They still sound like Rockports - slightly dark and smooth

    Yes XV Fair comment --I've owned Rockports(Syzygy's) and concur on the sound evaluation--I drove them with Jadis Monos that alleviated 99% of that trait quite comfortably.

    I did enjoy the speaker, however the Eton Drivers suffered from foam Rot as they aged-and with no original components still available I sold them.

    They were a fine product though.

    Further to your HKG experience can't say I'm surprised--seeing the choice of VTL's driving --those amps always give me the impression they are struggling to keep up with the music

    I'd pass on those!

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    Re: Rockport Lyra

    I wonder what does dark sounding mean? I see reviewers sometimes use that description.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alectiong View Post
    I wonder what does dark sounding mean? I see reviewers sometimes use that description.


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    It basically means the opposite of bright sounding.

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    Re: Rockport Lyra

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Odyssey did an audition of the Rockport Lyra at a U.S. dealer. Perhaps he will comment on his impressions of the speakers.

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    I heard the Lyras when I was in Omaha in early May for the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

    I would say that these are Andy Payor's best effort to date and belong in the upper pantheon of cone speakers.
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    Re: Rockport Lyra

    Quote Originally Posted by Alectiong View Post
    I wonder what does dark sounding mean? I see reviewers sometimes use that description.
    I find Stereophile's Audio Glossary an invaluable resource for brushing up on audiophile terminology.

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    Re: Rockport Lyra

    Quote Originally Posted by Odyssey View Post
    I heard the Lyras when I was in Omaha in early May for the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

    I would say that these are Andy Payor's best effort to date and belong in the upper pantheon of cone speakers.
    It will be interesting to see how the Lyra's compare to the similarly priced Magico M6's once the M6's start getting demo'd at major shows like Munich High End .

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    Re: Rockport Lyra

    Quote Originally Posted by metaphacts View Post
    To quote a Scandanavian friend "You have been marketed."

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    What's old is new again.
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