SPENDOR: Classic SP100R2 loudspeaker test review by Art Dudley

In late 1996, as Listener magazine entered its third year of existence, the Spendor SP100 became my reference loudspeaker, and would remain so for a considerable time. My decision to try the SP100 was influenced by John Atkinson’s review of its antecedent, the nearly identical Spendor S100, in the December 1991 issue of Stereophile. But my purchase decision came down […]

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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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HARBETH: Spendors comparable to Harbeth C7ES3?

The thread starts: 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 […]

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SPENDOR: SA1 test review

HiFi Choice writes:  “The SA1 might appear to be very costly for such a small loudspeaker, but its superior standard of presentation and sound quality provides ample justification. It’s a fine solution for those seeking high quality with minimal physical intrusion and who are prepared to accept some constraints on maximum loudness.” MORE  

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SPENDOR: A3 test review

What HiFi: And they aren’t fussy in practice, either, working equally well up against a wall or 60cm or so away from it. Toed-in slightly, the A3’s lock on to the listener, firing out a precise, focused soundstage. Spin Rihanna’s Only Girl (In The World) and the Spendors organize all the elements of the track […]

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HARBETH: 40.1 vs Spendor sp100r2 using 75 watt tube amps?

One reply ….. I have an older version of the Spendors—the SP-100—and I have never heard the Harbeth 40.1, so my comments are not exactly what you’re seeking. However, I wanted to say that Spendors have a reputation for being more compatible with tube amps than do Harbeths. This seems to be true across the […]

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SPENDOR: D7 loudspeaker test review

Stereophile write ….. Hi-fi firms have begun in garages. The English Spendor company was started in a bathtub. Or was it a kitchen sink? By days in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Spencer Hughes worked as part of the BBC’s loudspeaker research team. Among other accomplishments, he helped develop the 5″ midrange/woofer for the […]

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HARBETH: “I’ve just bought a pair of vintage Quad IIs and love them. I’m thinking about a speaker upgrade and am considering bookshelf Harbeth or Spendors?’

I’ve just bought a pair of vintage Quad IIs and love them. I’m thinking about a speaker upgrade and am considering bookshelf Harbeth or Spendors. I understand sensitivity is an issue with lower power valve amps and note that the smallest Harbeth has a sensitivity of 83. I just wondered if you had a view […]

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LS3/5a SPEAKERS: (11 ohm Rogers version) compared to Spendor, Harbeth, what?

At present I listen to the 11 ohms Rogers version of the above speaker. Generally I am pretty happy with the sound. I wonder if there would be any benefit in going over to a newer design from Spendor or Harbeth, perhaps a slightly larger enclosure ( my listening room is 9 X 11 feet)?. […]

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HARBETH: Spendor SP 100/R2 and Harbeth 40.1 – impressions?

The thread starts ….. Where I am, it’s difficult to audition these two flagship speakers side-by-side or at home, so opinions/impressions from anyone would be most welcome. Feedback on other forums is that the Harbeth may be marginally the “better” speaker, but I’m not convinced. Matching amps would likely be from MBL. Please click HERE […]

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