Spendor remains one of the very few U.K manufacterers who designs and builds it's own drivers. Not only that but they make from scratch their own crossover parts and finished assemblies.
Click for bigger image of Spendor factory. Spendor make their own crossover chokes (inductors) from scratch. This allows total control over consistancy and quality.
Click for bigger image of Spendor factory. Jean Pierre's hand...
Click for bigger image of Spendor factory. The winding machine for winding the coil once the former has been assembled
Click for bigger image of Spendor factory. Jean Pierre doing what he does best. It is critical to get the turns right, both lay and the number.
Click for bigger image of Spendor factory. On a more recent trip to the new factory (its here) I was surprised to see how fussy Jean Pierre is with a number of scrapped windings in the scrap bin.. If it isn't perfect its no use. The need for accuracy and consistancy is all about getting the final assembled crossover to match the reference when it is tested, as per below.
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Click for bigger image of Spendor factory. Printed circuit board assembly is undertaken with the same care as the choke fabrication.
Click for bigger image of Spendor factory. Finished crossover board assemblies awaiting testing and confirmation that the care and effort made earlier has resulted in performance that matches the original reference.
Click for bigger image of Spendor factory. Testing underway.
Click for bigger image of Spendor factory. Testing still underway.
Click for bigger image of Spendor factory. Sucess!! The chart reader indicates that the trace for this newly assembled crossover follows that of the reference. Phew!
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