SPENDOR: BC1s – ‘It is great to have these ‘old friends’ back… ‘

  OK, we all know about these…Thing is, I owned a pair for 32 years ( from new ) and sold them in 2008.Ever done something you ( almost ) instantly regret ? Well, this was a case in point.Then, almost ‘out of the blue’ a pair became available at a price a lot lower […]

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TANNOY: Monitor Gold LSU/HF/III.L.Z/8 question

… or, more precisely, a quite naive but humble question it is that aims to know whether is a pair of these speakers are worth investing in? To note, I followed some threads with Tannoy speakers mentioned here at TAOS but now do not remember whether these exact models were recommended to be purchased or […]

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SPENDOR: SP100R – opinions

I use Spendor S100s which are an earlier incarnation – I don’t think the differences were huge between the S100 and the SP100 – I don’t know what changes they made to make it the R version though. They are big, but a lot of that is depth, they don’t dominate. They will also go […]

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TANNOY: Calling all Monitor Gold enthusiasts

Ok, so there I am minding my own business browsing the fresh listings on eBay as usual, then BANG! I’ve bought a radiogram for 130 of my finest UK pounds. That was five days ago, I’ve spent the time since then thinking ‘no, they can’t be can they… I mean it’s worth the asking price […]

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SPENDOR: Does moving from S6e to S8e really makes sense ?

Hi folks, quick love goes as quick as it came. This is maybe valid for the most spectacular speakers. First listening of my S6e gave me the impression: they will be sold. Meanwhile I honor it’s true involving midband. Bass is despite it’s dimensions full bodied and nearly perfect for my loft apartment. Bigger stands […]

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365 days, 144 hours: How to build a Spendor loudspeaker?

Designed and manufactured in Great Britain from original designs, Spendor loudspeakers – which include the accessible A-Line and the enthusiast D-Line and Classic – deliver a transparent and musical sound that performs well above their price point. Indeed, so good are Spendor loudspeakers, the A4 floor-standers won a coveted five-star What Hi-Fi? Award earlier this […]

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HARBETH: Kef LS50 vs Harbeth Monitor 30.1 – an American perspective

Ive heard kef ls 50 and will audition monitor 30.1. Ive just sold my amphion one18. they are truly the most accurate, detailed and fast speakers Ive heard. I may want a more smooth, slow and musical presentation. My interest is likely getting a high end REL g2 combined with the 30.1 or kef ls […]

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TANNOY: Kensington GR test review

As Tannoy continue to refine their Prestige Series loudspeakers they get ever more impressive. The new Kensington Gold Reference is a carefully balanced design suitable for medium-to-large rooms, where it will impress by dint of sheer impact. This is a loudspeaker you feel – as well as see. It is fabulously well engineered all round, […]

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LS3/5a: What price?

I have noticed the price of ‘3/5as rising on eBay. Early Rogers? I recall £1,300 recently. Spendors? About £500. Goodmans? About £800. Audiomasters ? About £1,200. RAM ? Over £1,000 . What IS the logic ? New Rogers LS3/5a £1,499. Are enthusiasts buying them ? Perhaps I shouldn’t ask, as I never found a sensible […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: Dr. John Dibb interview

David Lander writes: Before striding into the future, John Dibb enjoyed considerable exposure to his sceptered isle’s fascinating past. He was born in England’s North Country, in 1948, in a model West Yorkshire village established a century earlier by an enlightened industrialist determined to provide comfortable housing and communal amenities for his employees and their […]

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HARBETH: Spendors comparable to Harbeth C7ES3?

Hi all. It seems like Spendors and Harbeths share a lot of qualities, while the Spendors seem to be less expensive. Are any Spendor models comparable to C7ES3s? I really like what I’ve read about the Harbeths, but they aren’t available in my area while Spendors are. Any other similar speakers to consider? Please click […]

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KEF: Are they really worth considering?

Editor’s note 14/02/19. I looked at this currently dormant thread this morning and am pleased to report that there is content in the thread which is useful and interesting for lovers of vintage KEF in particular. A visit is recommended. Neil / editor ==================== KEF used to make speakers near to where i was born […]

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B&W: DM70 …… rebuilding an Icon

  Editor’s note: One of my first introductions into proper music reproduction in the home was via these – driven by Armstrong 600 series amplification at some show or another. It was one of those increasingly rare occasions (although I didn’t know this at the time!) that the hair literally rose on my neck. Only […]

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