The new Spendor A5R is an ultra-compact 2.5 way, floor-standing loudspeaker. The A5R sets new class standards for sound quality, efficiency, ease of drive, dispersion and low frequency phase coherence says the UK company’s latest press release.A5R black ash with background image 1

“We believe the Spendor A5R is the most room-friendly ultra- compact floor standing loudspeaker ever created. With its slim elegant proportions, and sound performance which is almost independent of room placement, it is the perfect loudspeaker for any small room” the company’s spokesperson added.

Spendor have applied their D-line technology to create a pair of Spendor drivers which are mechanically and electrically designed to work in perfect harmony in a single sealed acoustic enclosure. Both drivers feature cast magnesium alloy chassis, high efficiency motor systems, optimised electro-dynamic damping, and excellent thermal dissipation for wide dynamic range. A 15cm EP77 polymer coned bass-mid driver handles all the mid-range frequencies and, at modest listening levels, most of the low frequencies. As the low frequency content of the music increases an ultra-rigid two part bonded Kevlar composite cone 15cm driver begins to handle more of the low frequencies.

With its unique driver combination the A5R is said to offer excellent efficiency and very high power handling. It does not require any form of tuned port or line and so consequently A5R is free from low frequency phase anomalies and ‘slow’ bass reproduction.

High frequencies are handled by a 22mm wide-surround tweeter with a polyamide textile diaphragm. Its acoustic output is phase and time-aligned with the mid-bass driver output to create a wide even listening window.

The Spendor A5R is available in light oak, dark walnut, cherry, black ash veneer and satin white lacquer. The plinth is a complementary satin black lacquer.

Spendor A5R UK retail price is £1,995.00 per pair for veneer finishes and £2,195.00 for satin white lacquer finish.

Specs

Description 2.5 way floor standing loudspeaker
Enclosure type Rigid, asymmetric braced sealed cabinet with dynamic damping
Input connection Single pair precision binding posts
Typical in-room response 34Hz – 25kHz
Power handling 150 watts unclipped programme
Sensitivity 87dB for 1 watt at 1 metre
Nominal impedance 6 ohms (min 3.8)
HF driver 22mm polyamide dome
Bass/mid driver Spendor 15cm EP77 polymer cone
Lower bass driver Spendor 15cm Kevlar© composite cone
Crossover frequencies 900Hz, 4.6kHz
Net Weight 15kg
Height 825mm (excluding feet)
Width Cabinet 165mm
Depth Cabinet 250mm (excluding terminals and grille)
Finishes Cherry, light oak, black ash, dark walnut, satin white lacquer
Plinth satin black
Accessories Height adjustable spike feet, grille

 

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