Rega Ela by Royd

while not a true "audiophile speaker", imho the elas are fantastic for just listening to music and enjoying it. tube amp friendly. not fussy. non-fatiguing. at todays prices they are a STEAL. good for audiophiles' 2nd systems or non-audiophile friends who just want good sounding music.
 
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while not a true "audiophile speaker", imho the elas are fantastic for just listening to music and enjoying it. tube amp friendly. not fussy. non-fatiguing. at todays prices they are a STEAL. good for audiophiles' 2nd systems or non-audiophile friends who just want good sounding music.
Absolutely - I have had my mk1’s for thirty odd years and would feel lost without them.

A couple of years ago I started getting concerned about the tweeters getting rather “spitty”/coarse. So I researched replacement tweeters and decided to buy Hiquiphon OW1-92’s.
Some might think that paying £300+ for renewing the Ela’s mad. However, I love them and have had so much time with them now that i don’t want to search for a replacement.

According to specifications the OW1-92’s are a couple of dB down on the original D2008, but in use I haven’t noticed any mismatch and just enjoy the loss of the “spit” of the originals.
I have also “future proofed” my investment by buying a very beat up (knackered tweeters and cabinet) pair for £25 which I removed the Royd bass units from - now cleaned up and safely boxed/stored, ready for use if needed.

@adaug - you are also quite right about the Ela’s being tube amp friendly :)



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cheers for the thread chaps - very interesting/useful for Ela lovers.
 
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Absolutely - I have had my mk1’s for thirty odd years and would feel lost without them.

A couple of years ago I started getting concerned about the tweeters getting rather “spitty”/coarse. So I researched replacement tweeters and decided to buy Hiquiphon OW1-92’s.
Some might think that paying £300+ for renewing the Ela’s mad. However, I love them and have had so much time with them now that i don’t want to search for a replacement.

According to specifications the OW1-92’s are a couple of dB down on the original D2008, but in use I haven’t noticed any mismatch and just enjoy the loss of the “spit” of the originals.
I have also “future proofed” my investment by buying a very beat up (knackered tweeters and cabinet) pair for £25 which I removed the Royd bass units from - now cleaned up and safely boxed/stored, ready for use if needed.

@adaug - you are also quite right about the Ela’s being tube amp friendly :)



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cheers for the thread chaps - very interesting/useful for Ela lovers.
nice! btw, i have an extra pair of the bass speakers if anyone ever needs those.
 
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