Nth Degree Audio

Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)

$1,869.00
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)
  • Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)

Nth Degree Audio

Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A (pair)

$1,869.00
European Union customers:


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You are looking at an pre-owned pair of Graham Audio Chartwell BBC LS3/5A loudspeakers in Oak finish.

The loudspeakers are in beautiful condition and are in full working order (please see photographs).

Ship worldwide in original double-box with owner's manual.


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The Graham Audio BBC LS3/5 Standmount Speakers

The LS3/5A is perhaps the best-known of all the BBC's monitor designs.

The BBC needed a small monitor that was suitable for critical assessment of programme quality in cramped OB vehicles and control rooms, and nothing suitable was available commercially. At the same time, a separate research project - an investigation into acoustic scaling of studios - had developed a miniature loudspeaker, and it was realised that it could be adapted for monitoring use. After much development, the original LS3/5 was born.

Initially, 20 units were built in-house for field trials, but upon deciding to build another batch, it became apparent that KEF had altered both of the drive units, and the new units were sufficiently different to the originals to affect the way the loudspeaker measured and sounded. As a result, significant re-engineering work had to be completed by the BBC's Designs Department, and this was such a significant deviation from the original model that the A suffix was added.

The new B110 needed to be decoupled from the baffle in order to prevent an interacton with the cabinet. Next, when fed from the existing crossover, the new HF unit exhibited significant colouration which required modifications to the crossover and the addition of the familiar protective grille and felt pads. The small number of loudspeakers from the original batch were now considered obsolete, and the true LS3/5 was never manufactured commercially.

While the revised LS3/5A sounded very similar to the original, many felt at the time that the original loudspeaker was better. Could this version be re-created today? Graham Audio presents the ultimate version of the most famous of all the BBC loudspeakers, and is doing so under one of the most cherished names connected with the LS3/5A: Chartwell. The bespoke drive units and crossover networks are developed by Derek Hughes working in conjunction with Volt and Seas loudspeakers to produce a fully licensed loudspeaker using the very finest materials available.




Technical Specifications


System: 2 Way, sealed enclosure

Enclosure: Thin wall construction, 9mm birch plywood, removable rear panel

Finish: Real wood veneer

Dimensions (W/H/D): 19cm by 30cm by 17cm

Weight: 5.3kg

Frequency response: 70Hz to 20kHz, ±3dB

Nominal impedance: 9Ω

Sensitivity: 83dB SPL (2.83V, 1m)

Maximum output: 95dB for a pair at 2m

Bass/midrange: 110mm Bextrene

Tweeter: 19mm Dome tweeter






Shipping


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European Union: Shipping will be by DPD (2 to 6 working day service, dependent on destination country)

North America: Shipping will be by FedEx International Priority or DHL (2 to 4 working day service)

Oceania and Far East: Shipping will be by TNT, UPS, DHL or FedEx (3 to 6 working day service, dependent on destination country)


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