While carefully preserving the original Avior’s distinctive form, the new Rockport Avior 2 is the epitome of high performance and visual elegance in a loudspeaker that although modest in size, delivers authentic, full-range sound.
Immediately apparent is the potent combination of their new waveguide mounted beryllium tweeter and their latest generation of 6″ midrange and twin 9″ carbon fiber sandwich composite bass drivers. This, in conjunction with an entirely redesigned crossover, has allowed them to essentially create a completely new loudspeaker. The Avior II’s sound is even more transparent and resolved than the original and is characterized by rich, textural liquidity and authoritative dynamic fidelity throughout the entire frequency range.
The Avior II’s waveguide-mounted beryllium tweeter improves the acoustic impedance match of the tweeter at the low end of its range, and allows for lower distortion and greater dynamic expression from the tweeter itself, as well as improved dispersion characteristics at the midrange/tweeter crossover point.