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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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: So ….. which offers the ‘better’ midrange; Spendor or Harbeth?

The thread starts ….. I recently auditioned a pair of Harbeth SHL5’s and Sendor S8’s and was really impressed with the mids on both of these speakers. I was wondering if folks out there who have first hand experience could recommend other speakers that equal or surpass these two in the midrange. Thank you. 46 […]

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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?

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 to dip in and […]

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SPENDOR: Thoughts about moving up from the Spendor SP100r

  Hi all, holidays are very “dangerous” from an audiophile point of view, because there is time to think more about your system and subsequent changes.  So, in these holidays I started to think a way to make some evolution in my system, starting from speakers but not only, even if I’m satisfied for the […]

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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   Also […]

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Spendor Classic 200 Retro-styled floorstanders with plenty of charm and ability. Tested at £16,000

What Hi-Fi? tell us: Few products that pass through our doors are as overtly retro as Spendor’s Classic 200s. They are the new top dogs in the company’s Classic series, a range of traditional boxes that celebrate the company’s heritage and are based around the engineering ideas developed by the BBC back in the 1960s. […]

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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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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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