The Rockport Atria II

Musical Surroundings' impressive setup included the new entry-level Rockport Atria II loudspeaker ($26,500/pair). More efficient than its predecessor thanks to a new tweeter waveguide—itself trickled down from the top of the line, and intended to create a more uniform dispersion pattern and allow for better driver integration—the speaker has also been re-voiced. "It sounds radically different," said Musical Surroundings' Garth Leerer. Alas, without knowing how many more rooms I had to visit before flying home, I simply had too many unknowns ahead to pause long enough for a decent audition.

Anton's picture

My 16 year old does yard work, saving for an entry level hi fi.

Thanks, Rockport!

Jesus! Even my spouse guffawed!

jtshaw's picture

The Atria has been at the top of my favorite "largely in the realm of reason" floorstanders for several years. I'll be interested to hear how Version 2 sounds.

They are expensive, though; especially since the Wilson Audio Sabrina likely competes very well at some $10,000 less. As for entry-level, I don't know; maybe better to say that the Atria II and Sabrina mark the point at which the curve of diminishing returns goes practically vertical.