Spendor Classic 3/1 vs Graham Chartwell LS6 ?


I am a beginner in audio system and currently interested in Spendor Classic 3/1 and the Graham LS6.

I listen to Jazz, Vocals, EDMs, Rap, as well as some chillout cafe music and classics.

From what I know about the Spendor Classic series, they have added improved high frequencies units to the older SP series, the sound stage is very wide, imaging is very clear, perhaps not the most opulent bass on 3/1 model as with all speakers of this size, but that is what my room can handle and I have no issues there. Here is a link that made me to pick the 3/1 as one of my candidate speakers Spendor Classic 3/1 playing EDM. In this video, the uploader uses an ambient electro music to demonstrate the speakers performance. It is absolutely stunning to my ears, but I do not know if this is close to real life experience. One interesting thing about the Spendors new Classic series, the company played EDMs on their Classic 100s and 200s in audio shows. I only saw a few youtube demos from the shows, but Spendor must had confidence in their speakers playing fast paced EDMs.

The Youtube demos Graham LS6 on the other hand do not play any EDMs. By all means, EDMs are not the only type of music I listen to, but that was what impressed me on the Spendor 3/1 and hoped to see what it is like on the LS6. Nevertheless, from what I see, the speaker sounds amazing with Jazz. Here is a link music starting at 2:00. It isn’t quite clear which speakers perform better to my ears because the demos don’t play the same track. Also, the reviews on LS6 are saying this is an awesome speaker, but no review on the 3/1 could be found.

I understand I will have to audition those speakers myself eventually, but there isn’t a Spendor or Graham dealers in my local area. I hope to learn about the differences of these speakers, which one would be less fatiguing, why you think one of them would be your choice, and more.


Leonarend, can you talk about the contrasts between these two speakers? Thanks.
If u want sealed go one step smaller like the Graham ls 3/5 or the Spendor A1.

I only heard the Graham ls 3/5 when I demoed the ls 6 at home. An excellent little speaker with a very good midrange. I also own the Falcon ls3/5a which were upgraded to gold batch very recently. The falcon and Graham ls 3/5 are similar. The sound is sweet and very very musical (in the end the falcon is the better one to my ears) . But the Spendor A1 has impressed me a lot. The sound is very neutral and precise. I would imagine that for studios they would be the better choice. One thing what bothers me more and more about the ls 6 is the veneer. The sound however is grand; bigger scale and a fuller sound than the smaller brother. I wish there was a smaller sized 3 way bbc type speaker. 
I bought a pair of Spendor A1 last year for my office. I have to say I love them. I used to have Harberth P3ESR (different room, different amps) but I never really liked it and got rid of it after a few years. I think the A1 are very very good. It's more live sounding than the Harberth, which to me it a great thing... I also have a pair of DeVore 3XL downstairs. I'm actually wanting to demo the Spendor 3/1 or the Graham LS6 to (maybe?) replace them. I've used a few different amps with them: Sugden A21, Rega Brio, LFD Minstral, Exposure 2510. 
I am glad this one was revived from 2020.  Am quite intersted in this very nice discussion!
I'm demoing the LS6 this weekend... although I don't have a way to demo the 3/1 at the moment....