Spendor loudspeakers
Spendor's technically advanced yet wholly musically satisfying D7 loudspeaker is another Spendor speaker that reviewers like to write about. This time it's the new linear pressure zone (LPZ) tweeter that better tracks leading edge transients that is getting the attention - there is better clarity of lyrics, and mushed treble cacophony is replaced by purely pitched differentiated clarity, and a new smoothness to this part of the frequency spectrum. This is perfectly integrated with a clean midrange and the right, tight bass. The new D1 speaker also uses the same LPZ tweeter

Spendor updated the A series with the A6R and A5R speakers, the latter of which features a closed box infinite baffle design that was found to give more even bass in smaller rooms. These typically have more complex room mode patterns making speaker placement more difficult. Today's Spendor speakers well balanced room friendly designs that will reveal true high definition recordings from those masquerading as such.

Spendor has always been associated with reference standard domestic and studio monitor loudspeakers since the sixties. The company's founder Spencer Hughes was involved with the development new materials such as Bextrene while working for the BBC that outperformed the paper cones of the day. After gaining the contract to provide the BBC with reference-standard, monitor-quality speakers such as the Spendor LS3/5 and BC1, domestic versions were made available to the consumer market and achieved cult status.

Under the capable leadership of current owner /designer Philip Swift, Spendor has launched several highly regarded series of speakers; the S, SA/ST and A, and updated classic series models, that have received excellent speaker reviews in the past few years. The combination of built-in-house cabinets with fit and finish beyond reproach, matched drivers and cross-over designs made under strict quality control in the UK, is part of the reason. The other big part is that with such experience, Spendor has the art to manufacture really great natural sounding loudspeakers and not just rely on engineering and analytical measurement.

One of the noticeable characteristics of Spendor speakers is the faithful tracking of a wide frequency bandwidth from low to high acoustical output levels thus preserving the relative contribution of harmonic and sub-harmonic frequencies and hence the natural timbre of instruments.
This engages the listener into truly layered sound stage between soloist and accompanist and provides an enjoyable experience even at lower volume levels. Spendor uses very high quality components within a critically optimized cross-over to achieve this.

Careful management of the bass and seamless integration of the treble provides for a very coherent sound and helps the speakers disappear. The BBC always considered the midrange to crucial for good sound reproduction since the ear is most sensitive to this part of the frequency spectrum.

Todays high definition digital and analog sound sources demand even more from loudspeaker manufacturers and Spendor fully meets these requirements by building speakers with even greater definition while preserving the great transparency and natural non-fatiguing presentation they have always had.


 
Spendor loudspeakers

Spendor S3/5R2 Loudspeakers

  • Legendary 2-way sealed box compact speaker with clean airy sound
  • Nominal Impedance 8Ω (minimum 6.2Ω)
  • Crossover frequency 5KHz, single wired
  • Frequency response: 75Hz-20KHz (±3dB)
  • Typical in room bass extension-6dB at 60Hz
  • Power Handling: 100W unclipped
  • 12.0" x 6.5" x 7.5" (HWD), weight: 10.1 lbs
  • Cherry and Dark Walnut satin finishes
  • Easy to position bookshelf/stand mount design
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Spendor A5R Loudspeakers

  • 2.5-way infinite baffle compact floor stander
  • 1 x 150mm ep77 polymer MF/LF,
    1 x 150mm kevlar© composite polymer LF driver,
    with 22mm wide-surround fluid-cooled tweeter
  • Nominal Impedance 8Ω (minimum 5Ω); Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • Crossover frequencies: 900Hz and 3.2830KHz, single wired
  • Typical in room response: 34Hz-25KHz
  • Power Handling: 150W unclipped
  • 32.7" x 6.5" x 9.8" (HWD), weight: 33.1 lbs
  • Black Ash, cherry and dark walnut satin finishes
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Spendor A6R Loudspeakers

  • 2-way floor stander with linear flow port and dynamic damping
  • 1 x 180mm ep77 polymer MF/LF driver,
    29mm wide-surround dome fluid-cooled tweeter
  • Nominal Impedance: 8Ω (minimum 6Ω); Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Crossover frequency: 3.3KHz, single wired
  • Typical in room response: 32Hz-25KHz
  • Power Handling: 200W unclipped
  • 34.4" x 7.6" x 11.0" (HWD), weight: 39.7 lbs
  • Black Ash, cherry and dark walnut satin finishes
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Spendor A9 Loudspeakers

  • 3-way floor stander with linear flow port and dynamic damping
  • 1 x 150mm ep38 polymer MF/LF driver,
    2 x 180mm kevlar composite bass drivers,
    29mm wide-surround dome fluid-cooled tweeter
  • Nominal Impedance: 8Ω (minimum 6.2Ω); Sensitivity: 90 dB
  • Crossover frequencies: 500Hz and 5KHz, single wired
  • Frequency response: 50Hz-20KHz (±3dB)
  • Typical in room bass extension: -6dB at 28Hz
  • Power Handling: 250W unclipped
  • 40.6" x 8.1" x 14.2" (HWD), weight: 59.5 lbs
  • Black Ash, cherry and dark walnut satin finishes
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Spendor D7 Loudspeakers

  • 2.5-way floor stander with linear flow port and dynamic damping
  • 1 x 180mm ep77 polymer MF/LF driver,
    1 x 180mm kevlar composite polymer bass driver,
    22mm LPZ fluid cooled tweeter
  • Nominal Impedance: 8Ω Sensitivity: 90 dB
  • Crossover frequencies: 900Hz and 3.2KHz, single wired
  • Typical in room frequency response: 29Hz-25KHz
  • Power Handling: 200W unclipped
  • 37.4" x 7.6" x 12.6" (HWD), weight: 46.3 lbs
  • Black Ash, cherry and dark walnut satin finishes
  • Special Spendor dark premium high gloss finish
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Spendor SA1 Loudspeakers

  • 2-way sealed-box design for easy placement
  • New magnesium basket 150mm ep38 polymer MF/LF driver,
    and 22mm wide-surround fluid-cooled tweeter
  • Nominal Impedance: 8Ω (minimum 6.3Ω); Sensitivity: 85 dB
  • Crossover frequency: 4.8KHz, single wired
  • Frequency response: 75Hz-20KHz (±3dB)
  • Typical in room bass extension: -6dB at 60Hz
  • Power Handling: 125W unclipped
  • 12.0" x 6.5" x 7.5" (HWD), weight: 11.9 lbs
  • Specially engineered matching stand available
  • Zebrano and piano black high gloss finish
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Spendor S5e Loudspeakers

  • Compact 2.5-way floor stander for smaller rooms
  • 1 x 150mm polymer MF/LF driver,
    1 x 150mm homo8polymer LF driver,
    27mm soft dome fluid-cooled tweeter
  • Nominal Impedance 8Ω (minimum 4.4Ω); Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • Crossover frequencies: 700Hz and 4.5KHz, biwirable
  • Frequency response: 52Hz-20KHz (±3dB)
  • Typical in room bass extension -6dB at 40Hz
  • Power Handling: 200W unclipped
  • 31.1" x 6.5" x 10.4" (HWD), weight: 35.3 lbs
  • Black Ash furniture grade real wood veneer
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Spendor S8e Loudspeakers

  • Perfectly sized 2-way floor stander with full powerful bass
  • 1 x 200mm ep38 polymer MF/LF driver,
    27mm soft dome fluid-cooled tweeter
  • Nominal Impedance: 8Ω (minimum 5Ω); Sensitivity: 89 dB
  • Crossover frequency: 4.0KHz, biwirable
  • Frequency response: 44Hz-20KHz (±3dB)
  • Typical in room bass extension: -6dB at 32Hz
  • Power Handling: 300W unclipped
  • 36.4" x 8.9" x 12.6" (HWD), weight: 55.1 lbs
  • Rosewood furniture grade real wood veneer
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Spendor S9e Loudspeakers

  • Large 3-way floor stander with linear flow port for large rooms
  • 1 x 140mm ep38 polymer MF/LF driver,
    1 x 220mm kevlar/paper composite twin suspension bass driver,
    27mm soft dome fluid-cooled tweeter
  • Nominal Impedance: 8Ω (minimum 4Ω); Sensitivity: 90 dB
  • Crossover frequencies: 500Hz and 4.8KHz, biwirable
  • Frequency response: 40Hz-20KHz (±3dB)
  • Typical in room bass extension: -6dB at 28Hz
  • Power Handling: 350W unclipped
  • 39.6" x 9.5" x 15.0" (HWD), weight: 80.5 lbs
  • Cherry furniture grade real wood veneer
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Classic Series

S3/5R2

A Series

A5R
A6R
A9

D Series

D7

Specials

SA1
S5E
S8E
S9E