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write your own review of the Kenwood SP-31 Speaker.
Jun 7, 2004 15:36
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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.
-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.
-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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