The Best Spendors Ever
Spendor's new 'flagship' loudspeaker combines distinctive modern styling with state-of-the-art engineering.
The Spendor D7 is an elegant, modern, medium-size, 2.5 way,
floor-standing loudspeaker, that delivers music with a fresh vibrant
realism that conventional loudspeakers cannot match. This new level of
performance is the direct result of important Spendor innovations. Value
priced at $5,995 US for standard finishes or $6,695 for deluxe Ebony
finish (pictured here).
SPENDOR LPZ (LINEAR PRESSURE ZONE) TWEETER
The goal of every tweeter designer is to achieve linear acoustic
output across a wide frequency range, in practice this is extremely
difficult. Spendor’s approach to this age-old challenge is radical, and
it works. The Spendor LPZ tweeter is a soft dome tweeter built around a
stainless steel front plate that forms a damped acoustic chamber
directly in front of a lightweight woven polyamide diaphragm. The front
plate incorporates a phase correcting micro foil to equalise sound wave
path lengths across the diaphragm surface, simultaneously it generates a
symmetrical pressure environment on both faces of the tweeter diaphragm
so the tweeter operates in a balanced linear mode.
Imagine focussing an ultra-high quality camera lens until you see a
clear bright image. That’s the effect of LPZ technology. Our sequential
geometry micro-foil operates as an acoustic lens. The result is perfect
focus, uninhibited sound transmission and a very wide listening window.
The front plate also provides excellent mechanical protection for the
delicate tweeter dome and a smart modern appearance.
...among the finest speakers I've heard at any price.
Sam Tellig, Stereophile Class A Recommended Component, September 2014
A superb floorstander, one of Spendor's best boxes ever.
HiFi Choice, April 2013, Five Star Award Winner
It has a decent helping of the original mid 1970s BBC magic midrange
but with a modern twist. The D7 is easy to drive and truly compatible
with valve amplifiers. Undemanding of placement, it has fine stereo and
extended powerful bass, sounds upbeat and well balanced, and will drive
larger rooms as required. And the build and finish is first rate: what
more can one ask?
HiFi Critic, September 2013
New Spendor Drive Units Developed for D7
The D7 mid-bass drive unit has an advanced EP77 polymer cone for
superb clarity and vanishingly low colouration. The D7 low frequency
drive unit has an ultra-rigid two part bonded Kevlar composite cone
assembly for accurate powerful low frequency response. Both drivers
feature cast magnesium alloy chassis, high efficiency motor systems,
optimised electro-dynamic damping, and excellent thermal dissipation for
wide dynamic range. A new polymer surround reduces driver ‘break-in’
time significantly due to the very stable molecular composition of the
Fifth Generation Spendor Linear Flow Port
The benefits of Spendor Linear Flow port technology have been well
proven in the Spendor A-line. They deliver deep articulate bass with
natural timing, even in small rooms or close to a wall. Our new fifth
generation Spendor Linear flow port incorporates an aerodynamically
profiled central baffle (like an aircraft wing) to create a tapered
twin-venturi port. Air at the port extremities is decelerated and there
is a further reduction in air velocity in the large tapered area at the
cabinet base. The result is evenly balanced acoustic pressure and
air-flow along the whole length of the port. Rapidly decreasing air
velocity at the port extremities creates an air-curtain effect to
eliminate port noise and spurious mid-band radiation.
Conventional loudspeakers incorporate low frequency enclosure
damping. The damping material stores energy. As the stored energy is
released it is no longer in-time with the music and it makes sound
unnaturally heavy and slow. The sound path, within the D7 cabinet, from
the bass drivers to the listening room, requires no low frequency
damping. The Spendor D7 is entirely free from energy storage effects,
the advantage is clearly audible, music sounds naturally fast, agile and
High quality terminals are recessed within the port aperture to hide plug and cable connections for neat appearance.
The D7 is extremely capable and very neutral, but most importantly it puts the music first.
Hi-Fi+, December 2014
We can't help but marvel at the sound. Spendor D7s set the standard for speakers at this price.
What Hi-Fi, October 2013
Spendor Dynamic Cabinet Damping
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
introduces unacceptable blurring and slowing of the sound. Spendor’s
solution is asymmetric aperture bracing of the cabinet to disperse
internal waves. Dynamic Damping with 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 silent rigid
cabinet and naturally fast engaging sound.
90dB efficiency and an easy to drive 8 ohm load ensure complete
compatibility with a wide range of amplifiers and cables. With
substantial power handling the D7’s can play very loud without sounding
compressed. At low replay levels the sound is always clear and
Elegant Modern Design
The D7 looks as good as it sounds. Two new premium finishes perfectly
complement today’s on-trend interiors. Spendor Dark, a diamond polished
gloss lacquer over a dark natural wood, for an alluring modern look.
Spendor White, a silky smooth pure white lacquer, for a distinctive
contemporary look. Standard finishes are light oak, dark walnut, cherry
and black ash. The plinth is satin black lacquer to complement all
All Spendor loudspeakers are designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom.
If you're after a great all-round, affordable, high-end loudspeaker, here it is.
Hi-Fi Choice, Issue 370, 2013
Description: 2.5 way floor standing loudspeaker
Enclosure type: Rigid, asymmetric braced, vented cabinet with dynamic damping
HF drive unit: Spendor 22 mm LPZ polyamide dome
Bass/mid drive unit: Spendor 180 mm (7”) EP77 polymer cone
Lower bass drive unit: Spendor 180 mm Kevlar composite cone
Sensitivity: 90dB for 1 watt at 1 meter
Crossover point: 900Hz, 3.2kHz
Frequency response: 29Hz - 25kHz
Impedance: 8 ohms nominal
Vent type: Fifth generation Spendor linear flow, tapered twin-venturi port
Power handling: 200 watts unclipped program
Terminals: Single pair recessed precision binding posts
Cabinet (H x W x D): 38 x 8 x 14 inches excluding spikes
Finishes: Standard: cherry, dark walnut, black ash
Premium: dark gloss, matte white
Weight: 46 lbs
Accessories: Adjustable height spike feet, magnetic drive unit protection grilles
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