I think I was the first in US to have Spendors, obtained them direct before there was an importer, in fact the original importer hears them first in my living room. I was a dealer for many years and might be again as I sell other products for the current importer. I currently have SP-1s , Sp-1/2Es, 2/2s and S-100s. The Sp-1s do not have a large low frequency driver unless you think 8" is large. The 100s use a 12" bass driver. They will play at 110db at one M compared to 104 for the 1s. Also go lower. If you want to fill up a large room the 100s may be better. My room is better suited to the SP-1s with REL Stadium subs. Overall the SP-1 is my favorite speaker. I am not really familiar with more recent models as the company is no longer owned by the Hughes family which founded it. In fact Derek Hughes now designs for Harbeth. The older speakers are available at very low prices used, I have 3 pairs I bought used and 3 left over from my dealer days and they are functionally the same. Check REGs review of the 1/2 from the Absolute Sound , which is available on his web site. I would go with the Classic series. Email me if you have any questions.
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