rogers LS3/5a 15ohm speakers

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  1. Simon1987

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    any good for my main speakers? I've found them sitting in the attic, they look a little small but sound awesome. I've never heard of them before.
     
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    if they are real sell em on ebay and get over a grand, you could always ask david:D dickenson round to value for "cash in the attic":rotfl:
     
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    Yeah, you've found a pot of gold,the 15ohm version go for big bucks!!
     
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    I gave mine to my son 20 years ago when I replaced them with a Kenwood mini system :(

    He still has them
     
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    And presumably you still have the Kenwood mini system, Ian? :devil:

    The LS3/5a have rather limited bass for a main speaker. IMO.

    Okay for stereo on acoustic music with a pair of compact subs in a small room possibly.

    But for 5.1 they don't have the bass or the balls to keep up.
     
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    In the right system they can sound fantastic but they do have a strongly defined style of presentation which some love and others don't
     
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    I've had mine for, well, decades. Although the LF power handling is limited, they are remarkably well balanced, very neutral speakers made to a BBC design and they were used all over the place as portable quality monitors at the BEEB. Their manufacture was so closely controlled that you could mix and as pairs - even from different licensed manufacturers! The design greatly influenced Spendor and H D Harwood, one of the design team, went on to form Harbeth.

    Indeed, little gems and I wouldn't part with mine except for, maybe, one of the Spendor or Harbeth range.

    Although all the original licencees have gone - go here
    http://www.stirlingbroadcast.net/

    I got my AB1 matching subwoofers from these people - they're good.

    johngie
     
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    If you want 5.1, the .1 will do the bass!! Saying that LS3/5a's wont work for 5.1 is like saying satellite's/sub don't do 5.1. Try telling that to the guys at Miller & Kreisel, and the other hign end surround speaker specialists, all of whom use bass limited satellites.

    Buy a good quality sub and go for it, I think you will be amazed:)
     
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    You can fool some of the people some of the time.... ;)

    Hopefully. :smashin:
     
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    The LS3/5a is a beautiful little speaker for acoustic,vocal or classical,at relatively low levels,bearing in mind it's relatively restricted dynamic range,which is dependent on it's limited power handling,and noted inefficiency.

    In short,still highly sought after,especially as mentioned above,the 15ohm model,and especially in Japan,but perhaps not the best choice for AV use,even with the addition of a good sub.
     
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    Sensitivity 83dB.

    120Hz (-3dB)
     
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    I love my LS3/5A's too! Interesingly the Kef T27/B110 combination is that used in Kef's reference 104, (with the addition of a B139 bass radiator), as used in Linn Isobarik, (with addition of B139 bass radiator) and a number of other speakers by Celef, Linn, Lentek, Rogers etc. The sensitivity and impedance is down to a complex crossover in the baby BBC monitor.

    If you want to and can crank up the volume for AV these babies are not suitable, as comented on this thread. But this is entirley down to ultimate output.

    But thinking about the T27/B110 combination as used in many older hign end 3way plus designs (and my own DIY intersts in the 70's) makes you appreciate that these speakers are essentially LS3/5a's attached to a separate bass bin. This is true of any 3 way plus design. And this is esentially the satellite/sub concept, which is nothing more than a disconnection of bookshelf from bass bin, and far superior for AV:)
     

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