Welcome to the new Spendor A7
Retailing at £2995 the Spendor A7 replaces the A6R – one of Spendor’s most successful loudspeakers. But the A7 is much more than just an update of that speaker.
The Spendor A-Line are compact high performance floor standing loudspeakers with smart styling and natural veneer finishes. Each model benefits from important advances in Spendor’s drive unit technology, cabinet design and crossover engineering.
The fourth generation Spendor ‘linear flow’ port gives the A Line unrivalled ability to deliver deep articulate bass. Spendors Dynamic Damping system uses constrained polymer dampers at key energy interface points, converting spurious energy in into inaudible heat for a naturally fast, engaging sound.
The new steel stabiliser disk system eliminates flexure at the plinth and contributes to the neat appearance and good stability of these slim cabinets. Clean modern styling blends confidently with any decor.
The Spendor A7 is a major revision of the highly acclaimed award winning Spendor A6R floor standing loudspeaker. The result is a dramatic up-lift in dynamics, resolution and low frequency extension. The new Spendor A7 delivers class leading performance and value.
At the heart of the A7 is a Spendor 18cm bassmid drive unit which incorporates key materials developed for the Spendor D7 loudspeaker. It features an EP77 polymer cone and new surround and suspension materials with outstanding thermal and mechanical stability. The A7 has exceptional dynamic ability with extremely good low-level linearity.
A completely re-engineered crossover brings significantly improved driver integration and a vivid, dynamic, but always natural, sound. The crossover network has precision wound highlinearity tapped inductors which avoid distortion, and which allow the very fine tuning of frequency and phase response, which is essential to achieve a coherent balanced sound.
The new A7 retains the well-proven 4th generation Spendor linear-flow port, which gives the A7 an unrivalled ability to deliver deep articulate bass in almost any listening room. It allows great flexibility when positioning the loudspeakers close to walls, furniture or in smaller rooms.
A 22mm wide-surround tweeter combines the extended frequency response of a small diaphragm with the low frequency characteristics of a larger diaphragm to give stable low distortion response over a very wide frequency range. The unique diaphragm profile delivers a smooth extended high frequency response over a wide listening area.
Timing is fundamental to the musical experience. In conventional loudspeakers rigid high density cabinet panels are mass-damped to reduce cabinet-talk. Spurious energy is stored and released slowly. This creates unacceptable blurring and slowing of the sound. Spendor’s solution is Dynamic Damping. Small low mass constrained polymer dampers at key energy interface points instantly convert any spurious energy in the cabinet into inaudible heat. The result is a naturally fast engaging and open sound.
Internal cables are high-grade silver plated pure copper with halogen free dielectric. High linearity audio grade capacitors and an easy to drive 8ohm load ensure uncompromised performance and complete compatibility with all good amplifiers and cables.
The base of each cabinet has four machined steel stabiliser inserts. These contribute to the neat appearance and good stability of the slim cabinets. The stabilisers are secured directly into the main structure of the cabinet so that micro-movement or flexing of the plinth and feet (which blur fine detail and destroy ambience) is eliminated.
The Spendor A7 style is on-trend with its linear form cabinet and modern finishes. Available finishes are natural oak, dark walnut, black ash veneer and satin white lacquer. The plinth has a contrasting black finish and an optional grille is available
What Hi-Fi? love these new speakers and you can read the review here. As with all reviews; take it with a pinch of salt and come and have a listen for yourself.
We’ve been selling Spendor loudspeakers for almost 30 years and we love their neutrality and consistency. We were also delighted to discover a few years ago that Spendor now have their main cabinet (TimberworX) manufacturing facility in South Yorkshire and employ staff from our region. You can read an article about it here.
The Spendor A7 is on demonstration now and can be ordered here.