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Is anyone here who have a cambridge S30?(Updated with Pictures!)

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I want to buy one recently, but I dont know how it is sound like. And by the way, I can get it for about

£80. Is it worth to buy?
 

Clare Newsome

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Hi Leo,

The Cambridge Audio S30 stereo speakers are a fantastic buy at £120, so if you could get a pair for £80 they'd be a bargain. The only thing to remember about them is not to put them hard up against a wall - the bass gets all out of sorts if you do that.

Full test of the S30s against five other sub-£150 stereo speakers in our December issue, out next Thursday (15th).
 
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Thank you so much for your kindly reply!

The thing is I'm not sure wether the pair I want to buy is an authentic one or a fake one. I live in China, there are many small factories imitate the original design to make there speakers. But the seller claims that the goods he sell are authentic.He has some pictures about them.Could you be so kind to have a look at them and help me to find out whether they are authentic speakers?

And by the way, I can't buy your issue in my place, so can you send me a electronic press of your magzine?

Thank you so much!

The following pictures are from the seller:











 

Simon Lucas

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Hi there

I've spent quite a bit of time with the S30s recently, and your photos certainly look like the genuine article. Obviously, we can't know what the innards are like, but the cabinet, drivers and binding posts all look authentic to me.

All of which means that £80 is fine value.
 
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Thank you very much for you reply!

He also have some pictures about its innards. Please check it out~~~

By the way, I've contacted to the seller and he said he can sold them to me at £75 as a friend's prize. :)







 

Andrew Everard

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Could you ask him for some pictures of the voice-coil winding on the bass driver?

Only kidding - they look entirely genuine to me
 
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[quote user="Simon Lucas"]I presume that for £75 you have to put them back together yourself...[/quote]

Yeah, he will sent all the parts to me.........
Just kidding~~~
I've decided to buy a pair.
Thank all of you for such kindly reply!
And by the way, how can I get your magzines from the place I live?
I live in QIngdao, China.

We have Tsingtao Beer, Haier......
 

Andrew Everard

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[quote user="leojackson"]And by the way, how can I get your magzines from the place I live?
I live in QIngdao, China.[/quote]

Hmmm, now there's an idea... After all, we already have a licensed edition of Gramophone in China
 
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Thank you for your advice, I will check out this magzine when I'm free.
 
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The demensions of the cambridge S30 displayed in the picture are :(W x D x H): 160 x 230 x 225mm

but the official demensions are :(W x D x H): 160 x 219 x 320mm. Can some one tell me the exatc demensions?
 
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The cambridge audio website specs of dimensions are 160 x 219 x 320mm, but the Chinese seller's speakers' are 160 x 230 x 225mm, so I guess they are selling fake ones?
 

Andrew Everard

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[quote user="enby416"]

so I guess they are selling fake ones?
[/quote]Or they've measured them incorrectly or typed the wrong numbers. Have you contacted Cambridge Audio about these speakers? The people there should be able to give you a definitive answer.
 
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[quote user="Andrew Everard"]

[quote user="enby416"]

so I guess they are selling fake ones?

[/quote]Or they've measured them incorrectly or typed the wrong numbers. Have you contacted Cambridge Audio about these speakers? The people there should be able to give you a definitive answer.
[/quote]

I haven't contact the cambridge audio. I just hope that someone who have S30 can measure the speakers and give me the answer.
 
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[quote user="Simon Lucas"]Hi there

I've spent quite a bit of time with the S30s recently, and your photos certainly look like the genuine article. Obviously, we can't know what the innards are like, but the cabinet, drivers and binding posts all look authentic to me.
All of which means that £80 is fine value.[/quote]

Hi, Lucas, Could you do me a favor please? Could you measure the dimensions of your S30 and tell me the definitive values? I doubt the specs are not correct on the cambridge website.
 

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