Product: New A9 Spendor A-Line Series
"Up and running, the A9's bass is taut and agile, perhaps trading sheer quantity for the ability to track a fast moving bassline with precision... Notes are tightly defined with no overhang, while bass textures are beautifully described."
"Move up the frequency range and these speakers continue to impress. Voices display intimacy and insight, while high frequency detail comes through with pristine clarity, much bite and lacks nothing for refinement. There's an impressive amount of communication and an unswerving ability to reveal the inner workings of a recording."
"Pleasingly, however, the A9 hasn't lost the naturalness of past Spendor models, and it's that quality, more than any other, that separates this floorstander from its rivals."
"Amazingly clean and transparent sound, agility and seamless integration."
WHAT HI-FI JUNE 2010 A9 awarded 5-stars
Hi-Fi Critic magazine Issue 10, 2010 review says:
"Perhaps the best surprise is here is the bass, which is not only dynamically capable and able to play really loud without compression or early truncation of the frequency range, but can also deliver a satisfyingly percussive punch that is far from typical of most reflex designs. It also has a Spendor like inner balance which is rarely found."
"Excellently engineered and finished, benefitting from custom driver design and a long pedigree, the Spendor A9 is a fine loudspeaker with a thoroughly modern appearance and sound quality, combined with class leading bass for power, extension, attack and speed."
"Representing good value and overall performance, the A9 deserves HIFICRITIC recommendation."