We first noticed these Rega Kyte speakers on the Bristol HiFi Show 2020 (keep in mind when in-person reveals have been a factor?) once they have been first demoed as a part of the Rega System One all-in-one vinyl resolution over a 12 months in the past. Now, they’re official and on sale.
Priced at £499 a pair, the Rega Kyte are two-way bookshelf speakers constructed and designed in-house within the UK – even the cupboards are moulded right here – and are an replace, in identify no less than, to a traditional Rega mannequin of outdated.
Rather than utilizing conventional wood-veneered cupboards, although, the brand new Kyte undertake a phenolic resin cabinet that the corporate lauds for having a pure stiffness (additional enhanced with ceramic plates and a cross brace construction). To make this occur, Rega has labored with one other British firm and invested in injection moulding of stiff thermoset phenolic resin. The result’s a “distinctive cabinet development” that has supposedly been made for one third of the worth of different British made high quality loudspeakers. Rega says the rising use of non-wood cabinet supplies within the speaker trade has allowed it to attain “a long run dream”.
Inside the bass-reflex ported cupboards are Rega’s personal ZRR tweeter and its handmade MX-125 bass/mid driver, incorporating a four-layer voice coil. A special kettle of fish to the corporate’s present RX speaker line-up, the Kyte look to be desktop-friendly, too: they’re fairly compact (32.5 x 18.8 x 23.2cm) and equipped with an non-obligatory foot for every speaker to permit for positioning flexibility.