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Reviews Categories | Speakers for communications use | Kenwood SP-31 Speaker Help


Reviews Summary for Kenwood SP-31 Speaker
Kenwood SP-31 Speaker Reviews: 11 Average rating: 4.7/5 MSRP: $89
Description: Matching speaker with audio filters for TS-850S, TS-870S, TS-790
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.kenwood.net/indexKenwood.cfm?do=DownloadFile&Document=20fed38fea4296bf36b5237435c96206b9b7656a345bfe272ebf64134fae391acfb03da262588007b91858563fe4f94f
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G4IRX Rating: 4/5 Jun 7, 2004 15:36 Send this review to a friend
Good value if you get one pre-owned  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
After seeing a used SP-31 speaker advertised at at sensible price I decided
to splash out and buy it!
I though I'd make a note of my likes/dislikes in case anyone else needs
convincing either way.

Dislikes:
-Very light, it slides around on the table when I try to operate the
pushbuttons! This should be easily resolved by an anti-slip mat.
-No speaker cloth. I was surprised to be able to see straight through the
grille to the speaker cone so I will fit one at some point.

Likes:
-Audio filters are useful, but not needed with the 870's DSP facilities.
I've configured input B so I can use it with my AR-7030 receiver to
remove some of the hiss. They are probably of more use with other
matching kenwood rigs e.g. TS-850, TS-790.
-Ability to select two different receivers (see above).
-Looks good alongside the 870!
-Sounds good compared to the internal speaker (but I'm no hi-fi buff!).
-Rear panel line output socket (phono) comes in handy to connect to the
PC for PSK31 reception or audio recordings.

The guy I bought it from had been (mis)sold it as a matching speaker for
a TS-2000. Quite amusing as the TS-2000 seems tiny compared to the 870!
 
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