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Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« on: July 16, 2018, 03:02:33 PM »
Hello Guys,

We have a demo pair Spendor STatement floorstanders up for grabs at a ridiculously good price!

They are in excellent condition and we will have them delivered anywhere in the country free of charge.

We are based in Centurion. For those who are in the vicinity - you are more than welcome to come and view/audition them if you wish.



Description : 2.5 way floor standing loudspeaker
Enclosure type : Spendor linear flow reflex
HF drive unit : 29mm wide-surround dome with fluid cooling
MF/LF drive unit : Spendor 180mm ep39 cone
LF drive unit : Spendor 180mm Kevlar composite cone with elastomer damping
Sensitivity : 87dB for 1 watt at 1 metre
Crossover point : 4.8 kHz
Frequency response : 58 Hz to 20 kHz Ī 3dB anechoic
Impedance : 8 ohms nominal
Power handling 200 watts unclipped programme
Terminals : WBT Next-Gen 4 way binding posts single-wired
Cabinet (HxWxD) : 970x200x330mm excluding feet and rear terminals
Finish : Piano black lacquer cabinet with exotic ebony inlay
Weight : 28 kg

They retail for R153,999, we are asking R54000!

Drop me a PM if interested.
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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 08:46:02 PM »
Those are beautiful.
I wish more people knew how good Spendors are.
(Though I haven't had the privilege to hear this particular set.)
GLWS.

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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 10:21:43 PM »
These Spendors are fantastic.

I had the opportunity to listen to them for a while(a week or so) in my own system and they sounded very, very good. They are seamless, tonality is spot on and they rock with the right amp (no valve amps unless it is a really beefy design with Kt88, etc) I listened to them on my Pathos TT and it was underwhelming but with the Isis valve amp design by Alan Hobkirk they sounded good and  they really come into their own with the beefy Primare I32 amp.

The biggest risk with them is that they will stop all upgrade itches you might have and you will have to spend your time listening to music.  ;)

I really think Spendor is very underrated and misunderstood in our market. They should go to a home where the virtues are appreciated.

 

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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 06:59:36 AM »
Hey Guys, thanks for all the positive comments....do really appreciate our small Spendor community standing up for the brand...   :2thumbs:
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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 07:33:11 AM »
If I wasnít involved in my current money-pit of a project, this would have been a no-brainer. These are just gorgeous!!!


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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 10:05:19 AM »
Good Morning

These are such beautifully most  wanted speakers. Nidri ,i don't think its a matter of how many people know them, i personally think its a matter of how many people can afford them.

Have a great day .

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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 04:28:27 PM »
Listened to them this afternoon and they did not disappoint.

Gorgeous speakers that sounded great on various types of music.

Thank you Jeandre for opening your home to us and indulging our curiosity.




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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2018, 07:07:20 PM »
Listened to them this afternoon and they did not disappoint.

Gorgeous speakers that sounded great on various types of music.

Thank you Jeandre for opening your home to us and indulging our curiosity.

Pleasure  :2thumbs:
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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2018, 12:27:17 PM »
Spendor is special.
Had Spendor S8e beautifully made and gorgeous low end.

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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2018, 03:04:10 PM »
Spendor is special.
Had Spendor S8e beautifully made and gorgeous low end.

Agree. Had plenty customers saying the S8s were the best in the S-Series....pity they had been discontinued....
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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2018, 09:30:44 AM »
Please educate me. Iíve had a look on the net at these, and they are beautiful. I would expect that the build quality is superb. What surprises me about them though, is the +-3db point for the low range: 58hz. Isnít that a bit high for a floorstander? My interpretation of that spec is that these arenít going to excite in pop, rock and your generally more upbeat genres. Iím wondering how they would present deeper percussion and strings in an orchestra, even.
Am I missing something? Is this a speaker for a more laid back experience?

PS. Iím really not knocking the speakers. The numbers are just unusual for floorstanders, and Iíd like to know why.
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2018, 11:05:06 AM »
No, its not. It's typical. Many manufacturers just quote their freq range without even specifying the dB point. Many quote in fact at -6dB...and for the STs this is 40Hz.....no need to go lower than that...that is why we have subwoofers. Rather come listen to the speakers and then decide.... :thinking:
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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2018, 11:18:50 AM »
No, its not. It's typical. Many manufacturers just quote their freq range without even specifying the dB point. Many quote in fact at -6dB...and for the STs this is 40Hz.....no need to go lower than that...that is why we have subwoofers. Rather come listen to the speakers and then decide.... :thinking:

OK! I thought that might be the case. So the frequency response curve on these speakers is quite flat at the low frequency side (and for the pedigree, right through the scale Iíd imagine) making these vey nicely engineered speakers. Itís all I needed to know.
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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2018, 09:05:02 AM »
Man!! I want these SO bad!! Been reading and reading about them and satisfied my misgivings about the low end.
According to this bulletin, the specs are in my sweet spot.
http://www.exoticaudio.dk/uploads/images/produkt-kat/spendor/spendor_st/Spendor%20ST%20product%20info%20UK%20update%20Jan%2010.pdf

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Re: Spendor STatement Floorstanders demo pair at 65% discount!
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2018, 09:13:17 AM »
Great speakers,

Had a listen to them at Jeandre's. Do yourself a favour and go and listen to them.

Build quality and sound is exceptional, I think one of the biggest bargains available at the moment.

Man!! I want these SO bad!! Been reading and reading about them and satisfied my misgivings about the low end.
According to this bulletin, the specs are in my sweet spot.
http://www.exoticaudio.dk/uploads/images/produkt-kat/spendor/spendor_st/Spendor%20ST%20product%20info%20UK%20update%20Jan%2010.pdf