Spendor announces new A5R speakers

The A5Rs replace Spendor's existing A5 model - in a similar way to when the company replaced its larger A6 floorstander with the A6R.

The new model features a new crossover, and a new 15cm mid/bass driver which uses materials developed for Spendor's much more expensive D7 speakers. The cabinet is also taller than the outgoing A5, by just over 3cm.

A 15cm Kevlar composite cone handles the lowest frequencies, while highs are delivered by a 22mm wide-surround tweeter. Each driver is individually calibrated and matched for optimum performance.

Like the old A5, the compact cabinet is a sealed design and features steel stabiliser inserts in the base, which are claimed to help with precision and detail. Spendor says the latest addition to its 'A' range produces a balanced sound and vivid imaging with a "wide, even listening window".

The Spendor A5Rs are available in five finishes; black ash, light oak, dark walnut and cherry veneer, and a satin white lacquer. The new speakers cost £1995 per pair for the veneer finishes and £2195 for the satin white.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.