The engineers at Spendorappear to have been busy with two new speaker designs – the new £1295 A3 floorstanders and the £850 S3/5R2.
Spendor describe the A3 as “an ultra-compact, high-performance floorstanding speaker” incorporating drive unit technology and cabinet engineering from the higher prices SA1 and A5 models.
The 15cm mid/bass driver is designed and manufactured in-house by Spendor. With a cast magnesium alloy chassis, ep38 polymer cone, phase correction technology, and a long-throw minimal thermal compression motor system, it ensures “a clear and natural midrange sound with excellent low frequency power handling”. Certainly from our experiences here in store, I have to agree with Spendors comments; the speakers have that natural musical ability that distinguishes Spendor from the competition.
A phase linear crossover network is used to integrate the mid/bass unit with a 22mm wide-surround tweeter. The crossover is mounted on a “non-resonant panel” which incorporates insulated gold-plated terminals.
Veneer finishes available for the cabinet are light oak, dark walnut, cherry and black ash. The plinth is in contrasting black satin lacquer.
Joining the A3 is a revised version of the legendary S3/5R model, based on the BBC-designed LS3/5A mini monitor.
The Spendor S3/5R2 is a two-way infinite baffle standmount design with a new 14cm Spendor mid/bass drive unit fitted with an ep39 polymer cone, and a 22mm wide-surround tweeter.It combines a Spendor thin-walled damped cabinet panel structure with controlled bracing.
The cabinet has no rear port, so can therefore be placed close to a wall, so Spendor suggests that the S3/5R2 is also an ideal surround/rear speaker for multichannel systems.
It is available in in light oak, dark walnut, cherry and black ash natural veneer finishes.
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