To Jeff Fritz,
I have read many great articles and reviews you've written about Rockport Technologies speakers. I’m a user of Rockport's Mira Grand. I would like to know your opinions about the Mira Grand II and the Avior. Is it better to upgrade to the MG II or the Avior? Which one is better according to your extensive listening experience? I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Chih Wei Huang
I think this is a no-brainer decision: Go for the Avior. This newest model has the latest Rockport Technologies midrange and woofer drivers along with the well-thought-of Scan-Speak beryllium tweeter. Taken as a group, this driver complement is easily superior to that in the Mira Grand II. As well, the Avior's cabinet is one of the most robust MDF enclosures that Andy Payor has ever built. It is quite inert. Lastly, the Avior represents Payor's latest thinking on loudspeaker design -- and based on my experience, all good designers improve their art and science over time. The newest Rockports are the best ones yet.
So, to sum up, I think the Avior is the clear choice for you. You'll be getting a speaker that is head and shoulders better than what you currently have, which is really saying something. So get the Avior and don’t look back. . . . Jeff Fritz