We've visited the Spendor stand here at the 2015 Bristol Show, and we've got information on the new A5R loudspeakers.

The new A5R is a 2.5-way floorstander. It is compact, and designed to squeeze into smaller rooms. Its claimed party trick is room-friendliness: sound performance promises to be almost independent of room placement.

To make the A5Rs, Spendor has applied technology from its D-line of speakers. Both drivers feature cast magnesium alloy chassis, high-efficiency motor systems, and optimised electro-dynamic damping.

The 15cm mid-bass driver is made of EP77 polymer, while the 15cm bass driver features a two-part bonded Kevlar composite cone. High frequencies are handled by a 22mm tweeter made with a polyamide textile. Its acoustic output is phase and time-aligned with the mid-bass driver, which aims to create a wide listening position.

Five finishes are available: veneer of light oak, dark walnut, black ash and, cherry, as well as satin white lacquer. The retail price is £1995 for veneer finishes, while the white lacquer costs £2195. And here are some numbers:

Sensitivity - 87dB

More after the break

Nominal impedance - 6ohms

Weight - 15kg

Dimensions (mm) - 825 (H) x 165 (w) x 250 (d)

The new A5R is available now.




TimGoddard's picture

Spendor A5r Review

Hi Whathifi,


Any idea on when you'll be properly reviewing these A5rs?




Andy Clough's picture

Spendor A5R

We've already asked for them, but don't yet have a delivery date. Certainly keen to test them smiley