In an industry where hyperbole reigns supreme, and additional money spent often has little correlation to improved performance, the Rockport Cygnus is truly an uncommon loudspeaker.
Maintaining the iconic Rockport form, the Rockport Cygnus embodies all of the attributes that the Avior II and Atria II are known for, yet brings each of these elements to an even higher performance level. The result is a loudspeaker that, like its siblings, transcends the boundaries of technical excellence and enters the realm of actually making music.
The Cygnus’ beryllium tweeter is mounted into a custom, machined aluminium waveguide which improves the acoustic impedance match of the tweeter at the low end of its range, allowing for lower distortion and greater dynamic expression from the tweeter itself, and improved dispersion characteristics at the midrange/tweeter crossover point. Numerous prototype waveguides were modeled and manufactured using the stereolithography process until the optimum waveguide profile was achieved. The waveguide is precision diamond-machined and then anodized, rendering a beautiful 3-D luster, and providing an ideal mounting surface for the tweeter.