New EJ Jordan Greenwich BBC-Inspired Loudspeaker.


British manufacturer, EJ Jordan Ltd, has launched the Greenwich, its second loudspeaker featuring Ted Jordan's unique full-range driver in a BBC-inspired cabinet. Following the classic design of last year's Marlow compact loudspeaker, the new, larger Greenwich is made from high quality, 9 mm Baltic birch ply, heavily damped and tuned according to the BBC's pioneering research in the 1970s.


The Greenwich differs from conventional BBC speakers in using Jordan’s proprietary drive units. Instead of tweeter and woofer, separated by a complex electrical circuit, the Greenwich features two identical Jordan Eikona drivers. The Eikona is an alloy-cone, full-range driver, requiring no crossover or additional units.

So why two identical drivers instead of the usual arrangement of tweeter and woofer?

"The Eikona full-range unit is something special," says Jordan MD Colin Shelbourn, "It covers the majority of the musical spectrum in a detailed, phase-coherent way that's almost impossible to achieve using traditional units. 

"Since producing the Marlow, we've been inundated with requests for a larger loudspeaker, suitable for bigger rooms. Adding a second Eikona, with a careful amount of response shaping, has greatly increased the dynamic range whilst keeping everything which made the Marlow special. The Greenwich retains the Marlow’s signature delicacy and speed of transient response, something that would be lost with a heavier, conventional woofer.

“It’s an unusual approach but works extremely well and keeps the benefits of a full-range driver. It’s a technique that Ted Jordan used in his own designs. His engineering philosophy drives everything we do and our challenge is to innovate and build on the company’s 40-year heritage.”   

The Marlow received stellar reviews and made it to the list of Stereophile’s Recommended Components. EJ Jordan has similar high hopes for the Marlow’s bigger sister, the Greenwich. The prototype was shown at this year's UK North-West Audio Show, where it attracted very favourable comments from visitors:

“How can speakers that size sound so big?”

"A seriously addictive, natural and smooth sound."

"The sound in this room was much bigger than the modest speakers would have had you think."

The Greenwich is handcrafted in the UK's Lake District, using components sourced as close to home as possible. Each element of the Greenwich has been evaluated and refined, based on feedback from the Marlow. The 16-litre, Baltic birch ply cabinets are covered with high quality, real wood veneers and the speaker connections are Tom Evans's exclusive copper binding posts.


The Jordan Greenwich speakers are available now and cost £4950 a pair for walnut and £5150 for tamo ash. Custom-made open frame stands are available; 510 mm and 610 mm high, costing £420 and £450 respectively. Prices are exclusive of VAT but include shipping. 


Jordan speakers are available direct from EJ Jordan via their website www.ejjordan.co.uk.  There is a 30-day return period, and the warranty is for five years.

Specifications:
  • sensitivity: 86 dB/Watt
  • impedance: 16 ohms (12 ohms minimum)
  • frequency response: 44 Hz – 18 kHz
  • maximum power handing: 200 w peak
  • recommended amplifier: 10 – 150 Watts
  • cable: Tom Evans cable
  • connections: Tom Evans pure copper binding posts
  • size: 420h x 250w x 210d mm (including connectors)
  • weight: 8.0 kg per speaker
  • Each speaker is individually numbered on a laser-etched aluminium plate affixed to the rear panel.
NOTE 1: Ted and Denise Jordan first established EJ Jordan Designs in Marlow, Buckinghamshire in 1982. In 2017, following the death of Ted, the company moved to Windermere in the Lake District and is now run by co-directors Colin Shelbourn and Denise Jordan.

NOTE 2: EJ Jordan Ltd has a long connection with renowned amplifier designer Tom Evans, who consulted on the design of the Greenwich.