2010: The Rockport Technologies ALYA loudspeaker debuted, allowing music lovers with limited space an opportunity to enjoy state-of-the-art sound in a compact form factor.  Standing a mere 41 inches tall, 11 inches wide and 12 inches in depth, the ALYA was a 2-way design that utilized its floor standing architecture to deliver remarkably extended bass response compared to the more traditional mini-monitor and stand approach.  

Unique to the ALYA, and a pre-curser to the technology utilized in the CYGNUS loudspeaker, the ALYA employed a 6061-T6 aluminum billet front baffle which was compression mounted to an 11 ply, high density fiberboard enclosure, while sandwiching a viscoelastic layer to create a constrained mode damped baffle/enclosure system. This massive, highly damped baffle gave its custom, sandwich composite carbon fiber drivers an incredibly stable and non-resonant platform to mount to and operate from.