The Alya was designed specifically for the discriminating music enthusiast who wants the highest quality reproduction, but has limited space. Although it is our most diminutive floor standing model, the Alya’s robust and extended presentation are astounding given its physical dimensions. Standing a mere 1170mm tall, 280mm wide and 300mm in depth, the Alya capitalizes on its floor standing cabinet architcture to take full benefit of the existing enclosure dimensions to provide the most extended bass response in the smallest footprint possible.
The Alya’s construction is unique in the Rockport Technologies line, and utilizes an aircraft grade, 6061-T6 aluminium alloy billet front baffle, compression mounted to an 11 ply, high density fibre board enclosure. The 5-axis, CNC machined aluminium baffle is meticulously polished and then finished with a satin black hard anodized coating, and provides a beautiful contrast to the deep piano-black lacquer finish of the cabinet. A special viscoelastic layer is used between the aluminium baffle structure and the enclosure, forming a constrained mode damped composite of the baffle and enclosure, taking full advantage of the aluminium baffle’s enormous rigidity while optimizing the damping of the enclosure system.
Also unique to the Alya is a highly modified ScanSpeak beryllium tweeter encapsulated into its own custom machined aluminium rear enclosure via a high hysterisis epoxy. This assembly is compression mounted into the rear of the aluminium baffle through the use of a 4″ diameter threaded machined aluminium retaining ring, providing optimum coupling between the tweeter assembly and the baffle.
Bass and midrange frequencies are handled by our latest generation 6.5″ mid-bass driver specifically designed for this application. The driver’s high linearity, low compression motor system built by Audiotechnology of Denmark is coupled to Rockport’s own custom variable section thickness, carbon fibre sandwich composite cone. Together, these drivers deliver an ultra-high resolution, remarkably wide bandwidth, highly textured presentation that takes full advantage of the inherent simplicity and purity of a 2-way format.
Custom machined aluminium bars in conjunction with threaded steel rods create compression between the aluminium baffle and the enclosure. Because of its exceedingly low 35 Hz tuning frequency, the Alya’s bass extension is surprising for a cabinet of this size.
Mid-bass 6.5″ Custom Carbon Fibre Sandwich Composite Cone Audio Technology
Tweeter 1″ Modified Scan Speak Berylium Dome
Internal Wiring Transparent Audio
Crossovers with the highest quality components and every speaker hand tuned by Andy Payor
Dimensions H1170 x W280 x D300 mm
Weight 52kgs each Shipping Weight 72 kgs each
Frequency Response 35Hz – 40KHz, -3dB
Nominal Impedance 4 ohms
Sensitivity 85dB SPL/2.83v
Minimum Amplifier Power 30 watts
Rockport has been manufacturing since 1984 in Rockport, Maine, USA and turns out products that are second to none. Their loudspeakers are “no compromise” in every sense of the words. Custom finishes are available to suit your taste and there is a wide model range optimized for various room sizes and listening environments.