Match subwoofer to Spendor S3/5?


Bought some Spendor S3/5 unheard but aware of limitations on bottom end and dynamics. Speaker is great for mid-range on acoustic jazz, female vocals,similar but curious if anyone has matched sub to it and what the impact is? Does it now work for rock, electric jazz, more dynamic stuff?
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I use REL stadiums with SP-1s and 2/2s. Very good sound. Gives option of rolling off Spendors for greater volume or using them to supplement bottom end. I use the latter method. You will find bass on records that you didn't know was there. I have some direct cut LPs and occasionally they will make you jump. Within their loudness capabilities they will give outstanding sound; probably not loud enough for the HT crowd but loud enough for me. I would go with 2 Strata or Storm subs. Stay away from the T series as they have sacrificed bass extension for volume.
I have 3/5's and I use a M&K KX-12,it is very flexible,low and high level in and outputs,I bought it on ebay some dealer sells them for $400.00 I x it over at about 70 cycles and it is perfect.Give it a try you will not be disappointed.Good luck.
MJ accoustics blend wonderfully and are musical. They have simlar sound to the REL subs, made in England, compact, and cost less. There is a pair currently on Audiogon new for $700. Great buy. Ultra musical. Should be perfect for the 3/5 spendor.
What is the impact on the SPendor? Does the sub filter out the low frequencies and so the S3/5 can focus on the mid and upper? I am trying to decide if I am going to keep them and do the sub or just sell them and buy a larger floorstander or monitor.
Does the sub filter out the low frequencies and so the S3/5 can focus on the mid and upper?
It depends on the sub. Some have 2-channel bass management; many do not.

My standard recommendation for a small sealed sub that does provide bass management is the SVS SP-12 Plus.
I like the REL. Blends great with my harbeths and I would think it would also work well with your Spendors. Taps off your speaker outputs on your amp and you run your speakers full range.
i am late to the party here but i am using a HSU Research vtf2 with great success. quite unlike trying to mate a sub to the LS3/5As which have a midbass hump which makes it difficult to mate a sub to.

the s3/5s have no such hump so do way better in this area.
i am late to the party here but i am using a HSU Research vtf2 with great success. quite unlike trying to mate a sub to the LS3/5As which have a midbass hump which makes it difficult to mate a sub to.

the s3/5s have no such hump so do way better in this area.