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Spendor S3/5R

Spendor S3/5R
alaScore 80

12 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Spendor S3/5R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 12 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 9 of 9 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (3)

Consumer review by:

Spendor S3/5

 

Speakers in general tend to distort the sonic picture rather badly and it is all most all ways a contest to see how little the speakers ruin everything, not how great they sound if you get my drift. I suppose beginners are easily impressed by ":detail"...

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Spendor S3/5

 

Transparent with excellent transient response, imaging and depth. Will shortly be trying a B&W subwoofer with these gems.

Consumer review by:

Spendor S3/5

 

These are the SE model. I was able to audition at home these and the newer "R" model of the S3/5, and much preferred the SE. Hat's off to Lorne and Ed at Executive Stereo (Toronto) for allowing the home audition and considerable patience. I'm using...

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Consumer review by:

Spendor S3/5

 

Great speakers for their size. Almost any amp can power them, but 50-70W of clean power, solid state, is best. These really sing when played loud, so you can hear all the details in the recoding and the percussion will sound nice too. They are...

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Spendor S3/5 - (Floorstanding Speakers)

 

Consumer review by:

Spendor S3/5

 

In the past, I have always spent money on electronics only, buying pre amps, and power amps, and kept changing them after every year or so, the speaker I had for over five years were, Energy C2s, stand mounting two way, they were pretty good, but I...

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Spendor S3/5R review

 

Surprisingly, Spendor's ‘Classic' S3/5 loudspeaker has been around for more than a decade, quietly filling the gap made when the evergreen BBC-designed LS3/5a speaker became hard to pin down. Why ‘surprisingly'? Because the UK company hardly sold any...

Amazing accuracy ; Suerb with voices ; Looks great

Bass lacks deth ; Can seem a bit boring at first

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Spendor S3/5R2 - £850

 

Spendor has updated its legendary S3/5R2. Ed Selley finds out if the classic character has survived the improvements

Detailed and expressive sound, fine build and easy placement

Absolute bass response still limited

A superb performer that takes the classic attributes of the

Expert review by:

Spendor S3/5R

 

The S3/5Rs are an extremely likeable, pure-sounding speaker that could do with beefing up in the bass department

Produce a clean, wholesome sound ; fast, articulate delivery ; natural fluidity to the music

Suffer from a lack of bass weight and power

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Passive
Signal Connection:Wired

General Features

Number of Speakers:<=3 / Not Applicable
Sound Projector: No
Speaker Type:Front / Stereo
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