The Alya’s construction is unique in the Rockport Technologies line, and utilizes an aircraft grade, 6061-T6 aluminum alloy billet front baffle, compression mounted to an 11 ply, high density fiber board enclosure. The 5-axis, CNC machined aluminum baffle is meticulously polished and then finished with a satin black hard anodized coating, and provides a beautiful contrast to the deep piano-black lacquer finish of the cabinet. A special viscoelastic layer is used between the aluminum baffle structure and the enclosure, forming a constrained mode damped composite of the baffle and enclosure, taking full advantage of the aluminum baffle’s enormous rigidity while optimizing the damping of the enclosure system.