The floorstanding A7 loudspeaker that made its debut in The Bristol Show is here
Spendor introduced its new two-way A7 floorstanding loudspeaker at The Bristol Show back in February. It’s described by the British speaker brand as a major revision of the acclaimed A6R, which impressed us when we reviewed it back in HFC 381.
The A7 has a slim and contemporary-looking cabinet, available in black ash, dark walnut, natural oak and satin white finishes. The base of the plinth has four machined steel stabiliser inserts, secured directly into the main cabinet structure.
Not content to rest on its laurels, Spendor has applied some key elements of the technology and materials developed for its D7 and A6R models to create its new A-Line loudspeakers. The A7 claims a typical in-room response of 32Hz to 25kHz, with power handling of 150W.
Designed with the aim of being easy to drive to bring out the best in an amplifier, at the heart of the A7 is a new 180mm mid/bass drive unit, which features an EP77 polymer cone. The driver boasts excellent power handling and dynamic damping.
The 22mm polyamide dome tweeter combines the extended frequency response of a small diaphragm with the low-frequency characteristics of a large one. The result is a smooth, extended, high-frequency response over a wide listening area, says the manufacturer. For protection from inquisitive fingers, the tweeter is fitted with a mesh grille.
The crossover network integrates the drivers to deliver vivid, dynamic-yet-natural sound, and employs precision-wound high-linearity tapped inductors, which avoid the distortion introduced by attenuating resistors and allow fine tuning of frequency and phase response.
Key electrical, mechanical and damping parameters have also been optimised to ensure consistent low-frequency performance and sound, while the loudspeaker’s internal cables are produced from high-grade silver-plated pure copper. Click here to find out more.
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