Spendor Audio is one of Englandís most accomplished manufacturers of high
quality loudspeakers. Spendor grew out of the expertise gained in the
BBC's sound engineering department. Over the past 40 years Spendor has earned a
reputation for superior R&D, innovative design, no compromise
engineering, outstanding musical performance and exceptional value.
Spendor loudspeakers and drive units are designed and hand built at the
Spendor factory in Hailsham, Sussex in the UK.
Spendor is first and foremost an engineering company focused on
performance. Not content to rest on yesterdayís successes, today Spendor
is pushing the envelope of conventional loudspeaker design and moving
forward worldwide with more innovative designs and unique technologies.
As one of the very few companies which manufactures their own drive
units, Spendor enjoys many competitive advantages over ordinary
Spendor drive units are optimized for their sonic properties and
utilize very specialized materials. As a result, Spendor drivers have
more rigid cones which deliver a more even performance and a smoother
response at high frequencies. These proprietary drive units are one of
the key factors which create the glorious mid range performance Spendor
speakers are revered for. However, ultra high quality drive units such
as these must be meticulously built with special attention to numerous
details and application techniques. Mass automated assembly processes
cannot achieve the required quality standards so the drive units are
built in-house at Spendorís UK factory.
According to Philip Swift, owner of Spendor, ďDrive
units are the heart of the loudspeaker. These components determine what
the loudspeaker will sound like. If they arenít right, there is nothing
you can do subsequently, with crossovers or cabinets or anything else,
to get the sound right.Ē
Spendor is just as particular about cabinet design and construction.
Todayís Spendor cabinet designs are the most innovative and technically
advanced ever. They feature extremely rigid cabinet structures and
Spendorís own proprietary dynamic damping material. This unique damping
material and an innovative application technique eliminate micro
vibrations which can blur fine detail. All cabinet energy is converted
to heat, which dissipates the energy silently, thus eliminating, (rather
than merely minimizing), the problems of energy storage in cabinets. The
result is an stunningly clean, controlled, detailed and articulate yet
weighty bass. This superb bass performance can normally only be achieved
by cabinets using exotic materials and costing three or four times the
The same meticulous engineering and attention to detail are used in
all other aspects of design. Todayís Spendor loudspeakers include
crossovers built in house using high quality circuit boards with through
hole plating, precision components, silver solder and gold plating to
improve signal path. All drive units and components are matched to 1dB
and ultra high quality Scandinavian fabric dome tweeters are utilized.
Finally, the unique linear flow port design in Spendorís
floor standing loudspeakers not only contributes to their thunderous
bass, but also allows the speakers to give an excellent performance even
when they must be located in non-optimal locations and in less than
Have a listen to Spendorís larger floorstanders, the SP100R2 and the A9;
the large ultra rigid cabinets, unique method of eliminating cabinet
noise, unique bass port, meticulously designed and manufactured drive
units, superbly matched high quality components, top quality fabric dome
tweeters, all work in harmony to produce: a completely uncolored,
neutral natural sound, with an authentic tonal balance, incredible mid
range clarity, exceedingly deep, tight, tuneful bass, effortless,
lifelike dynamics and completely coherent presentation.
While some loudspeakers excel in one area to the detriment of
another, Spendor loudspeakers deliver the perfect balance that music
lovers will instantly recognize and appreciate. With their unique
engineering and manufacturing capabilities, Spendor loudspeakers truly
deliver best in class value. You could buy a lot less speaker for more
money but you canít buy more speaker for less money. Spendor speakers
simply must be heard to be appreciated. Contact Bluebird Music to find
your closest authorized Spendor dealer. Have a listen and you will know
why we say Spendor is the real deal.