Rockport Technologies Introduces ORION Loudspeaker
Learning that Rockport Technologies has a new speaker is bound to make any day more exciting. We are especially excited to announce that we will be one of the first showrooms in North America to have Orion on display. We will keep you updated on when you will be able to experience Orion in our Omaha Showroom.
FROM ROCKPORT TECHNOLOGIES:
SOUTH THOMASTON, Maine, May 18th, 2022 – After three years of intense development, and building on 30 years of cutting-edge loudspeaker design, Rockport Technologies is excited to introduce the all-new ORION loudspeaker. In keeping with Rockport’s understated, yet timeless style, the ORION strikes an impeccable balance of elegance and raw performance. The ORION is available for pre-order today and is shipping this summer with a retail price of $133,000.
The entire enclosure for the ORION is comprised of just three components; the inner cast aluminum housing, the outer carbon fiber main housing, and the outer carbon fiber baffle shell. The fabrication process completely eliminates the design constraints imposed by conventional construction methods, and owing to this design freedom, the ORION’s form has been fully optimized for ideal drive unit placement, reduction of internal standing waves, and minimum edge diffraction, ensuring an unhindered, coherent wave launch.
“The fundamental absence of any enclosure-induced noise has a profound effect on the ORION’s presentation, yielding an incredibly low noise floor, unmatched dynamic contrasts, and astonishing low-level information retrieval,” says Andrew Payor, Rockport’s founder and Director of Technology. “Like the LYRA, the ORION’s DAMSTIF2™ enclosure is unique in that it has no conventional joinery, no fasteners, and simultaneously achieves the multiple goals of maximum damping, stiffness, and mass.”
Essential to the success of the ORION are three newly developed drive units; the new, custom, carbon fiber sandwich cone 13-inch woofer, capable of delivering authoritative, first-octave response with staggering headroom and grip, an all-new 7-inch carbon fiber sandwich composite midrange with densely saturated tonal colors and unmatched transparency, and a 1.25-inch waveguide mounted beryllium tweeter with virtually perfect pistonic behavior, resulting in ultra-low distortion and extraordinarily transparent, extended, and dynamically realistic high frequencies.
The aesthetic appeal of the ORION is a direct expression of its purpose-suited design, and legendary Rockport performance has been attained by virtue of each design choice. Fluent in every musical language, the ORION is your personal gateway to the vast realm of recorded musical artistry and destined to become an instant classic.