I demoed both the Spendor A6 and Spendor A9 (at home), and for me the A9 is in alltogether superior sonic league, (as indeed it should be at twice the cost of the A6!).jaxwired said:I've owned the spendor A6 and PMC OB1's. For those two, no contest, PMC OB1i wins. The problem with the spendors is they don't have enough bass authority. If you don't care about that then the Spendors are great speakers. I see no reason to pay for the A9s though since the A6 will give you very similar results for much less money.
the bass issue you refer to i experienced on a home demo of a pair of R500s. Just too much even with the bungs in.Jambalaya said:I find when the bass is there, the Spendor A6's have no problem reproducing it but will not add or subtract anything. Very neutral and revealing. Some of my old recordings I used to think sounded great on my KEF Q80's turns out are not well recorded at all. KEF's maybe had a little too much artificial punch.
This is exactly my advice.FrankHarveyHiFi said:I haven't heard any Linn amps for well over 10 years, but it'll not only come down to your preference, but also which of the two speakers will work well with the Linn amps. In the past, Linn amps have only ever really worked well with their own speakers, although that may have changed.
That was also my hunch as well. I liked Spendor with the older Linn amps, which do sound different to the newer ones...which is why I didn't comment (along with the fact I hadn't heard the OB1s).Paul@HiFi-Lounge said:but I have a feeling that the A9's would possibly suit the Linn sound a little better, but that is only my opinion.