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Spendor S3/5R2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Spendor S3/5R2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the bass quality.

usability, design, size, reliability

bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Spendor S3/5R2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Spendor S3/5R2 review

 

The Spendor S3/5R2s are a variation on a long-established and highly successful theme

Well finished and configured ; balanced, natural and detailed sound

Matter-of-fact delivery lacks a sense of ‘performance’

A well-judged, natural sound, but just a little bit prim, perhaps

Jul, 2011

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

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

Expert review by : Ed Selley (homecinemachoice.com)

Spendor S3/5R2 5.0 review

 

An outstanding compact speaker system that balances tonality, detail, excitement and refinement in an elegant package. You just need to add a subwoofer

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Spendor S3/5R review

 

Spendor's reworked Classic proves there's plenty of life after LS3/5a

Amazing accuracy ; Superb with voices ; Looks great

Bass lacks depth ; Can seem a bit boring at first

An honest musical transducer; for many this will mark the end of the loudspeaker quest. In a small room, the S3/5R has a passion for accuracy and music that’s wonderfully un-hi-fi in approach, but it’s not the first choice for Nine Inch Nails fans.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (hifichoice.co.uk)

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 : Ed Selley (avforums.com)

Spendor S3/5R2 Standmount Speaker Review

 

With one of the most distinguished pedigrees going, is Spendor's new standmount speaker a different take on the monitor concept?

Exceptional transparency and detail ; Easy to place ; Beautifully made

Limited bass extension ; Won't flatter poor partnering equipment ; Looks a little old fashioned

May, 2016

Consumer review (audioreview.com)

Spendor S3/5 Floorstanding Speakers

 

Those very small speakers have the smoothest and most honest sound I've ever heard. Granted, the bottom end is rather short and the frequency response is very flat, so don't expect to be blown away by agressive high and deep lows. But any music that...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (audioreview.com)

Spendor S3/5 Floorstanding Speakers

 

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"...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (audioreview.com)

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"...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (audioreview.com)

Spendor S3/5 Floorstanding Speakers

 

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

Jun, 2009
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