Summary: This is my fifth pair of Spendor speakers. They are utterly satisfying and the upgrade itch may have been quelled for years to come. I am a fan of the Spendor sound and have enjoyed the BC1, LS3/5a, S9e and S3e variously over the years. These though, for me, get everything right. Unfeasibly small for the power of the output, delicate, responsive and musical. The bass goes very deep. I hardly bother to use my custom built subwoofer any more. Take care with your amplifier.
Summary: Quite simply a stunningly good little floorstander. After searching for sometime to try and replace my Epos ES22's i listened to a number of decent floorstanders from a multitude of manufacturers upto about the £2000 mark then i was told that i must try the Spendor A5 which i had dismissed due to their smaller size ( a mistake) they blew me away when powered by (another suprise) reference pioneer amplification and cyrus cd8 se then again with an all cyrus setup.
Summary: Great speakers. In a very small room where I'm forced to place them close to a wall, they manage to provide great low bass without resonating with the room. Their sound seems marginally more lively than the 5Se model, but retains the strong Spendor feature of non-fatiguing listening. They can go very loud without breaking up, but even at very low volumes manage to provide very solid, clear bass; great for late night listening.