Rare Ex-Demo Graham Audio / Swisstone LS3 Loudspeakers
This is a superb opportunity! A hardly played, ex-demo pair of Swisstone LS3 HiFi Monitor Loudspeakers. Rather amazingley these are production pair number 1 and were the first production pair ever! Well if you are anything like us record collectors here it is always great to get the first serial number of anything! These are a superb near-field monitor (as attested by Sound-on-Sound) or HiFi loudspeaker and work perfectly well on stands or other surfaces. Overall a superbly made pair of speakers giving a substantial piece of that BBC LS3/5a sound for a fraction of the price!
These are in excellent condition, just a few hours use with minor rubbing to the top edge (an easy fix and barely noticable) and are in perfect working order. Before these get to you they will be given the once-over and a service by the factory and will be re-boxed and sent directly out to you.
Usually £999.00, these are for sale at £799 with free UK mainland postage... You can spend the other couple of hundred quid on an nice pair of stands!!
Reviews & Specifications
Derek Hughes has carefully redesigned this compact two way monitor to reproduce most of the appealing characteristics of the famed LS3/5 & LS3/5A without the complexities of its construction technique. By simplifying the cabinet construction as well as the crossover. This new petite member of the Graham Audio family is bound to win the hearts of music lovers & audiophiles alike.
“Put simply, the LS3 is a small, sealedbox two-way loudspeaker that uses many aspects of classic BBC loudspeaker designs, but strips back the more costly parts of such a design, doesn’t stump up for any kind of BBC licensing, and delivers a loudspeaker that gives the listener a lot of what the LS3/5 or LS3/5a might offer, for less than a grand!”
Nicholas Ripley, HiFi+, January 2019
Swisstone LS3 Specifications
System: 2 Way Sealed Enclosure.
Cabinet: Thin wall damped construction.
Dimensions: 30.4cm (h) x 16.5cm (w) x 19.5cm (d) (not including terminals).
Frequency Response: 70Hz to 20kHz +/-3dB.
Nominal Impedance: 11 ohms.
Sensitivity: 83dB SPL (2.83V, 1m).
Maximum Output: 96dB, pair @ 2m.
Bass/Midrange: 130mm Polypropylene designed by Graham Audio.
Tweeter: 19mm Dome by Seas.
Recommended Amplifier Power: 20 to 50watts unclipped programme.
|Brand||Graham Audio / Chartwell|
|Speaker Type||Desktop Speakers, Bookshelf Speakers, Stand Mount Speakers|
|Connectivity (RCA/Optical/Bluetooth etc.)||Banana Plugs, Spade Connectors, Bare Wire Terminals|
|Power (RMS Per Channel)||25150w|
|Warranty||Store Warranty (See Description)|