Spendor Classic 3/1 Bookshelf Loudspeakers (pair)
This two-way classic British monitor offers handsome 1970s aesthetics with thoroughly modern components and engineering
Serious audio enthusiasts know and love the direct, transparent, and energetic presentation of a style of loudspeakers developed as monitors for the BBC. Over five decades Spendor's version of the BBC monitor, the Classic line, has earned iconic status as the reference standard for audiophiles, musicians, and professional sound engineers.
The Classic 3/1 is easy to drive, and delivers captivating sound with transparency and dynamic contrast. It is equally at home with tube or solid-state electronics, and analog or digital sources. This versatile standmount will work in smaller rooms and close to walls.
The BBC monitor aesthetics are beloved as well, and the Classic series offers all the nostalgia with none of the drawbacks. The new Classics feature meticulously refined crossover networks, enhanced cabinet structures, new elastomer panel damping and new style magnetic grilles. A totally new generation of Spendor drive units use advanced polymer and Kevlar cones, a cast magnesium alloy chassis, high-efficiency motor systems, optimized electro-dynamic damping, and excellent thermal dissipation.
The new Spendor Classic loudspeakers deliver music with a warmth and richness that does not sacrifice coherence and transparency.
Matching Spendor stands for this model are available.
- New Spendor EP77 polymer cone drive units
- Bass drivers with Kevlar composite stabilizer domes
- New cabinet design with magnetic grille
- Two veneer finishes
- Calibrated and matched to broadcast reference standard
- British design and manufacture
Type: 2-way reflex
LF Driver: 7" (180 mm)
HF Driver: 0.866" (22 mm)
Frequency Response: 40 Hz to 25 kHz
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohm
Sensitivity: 88 dB
Crossover Frequency: 3.7 kHz
Dimensions (HWD): 15.5" x 8.6" x 11.2" (395 x 220 x 285 mm)
Weight: 22 lb