Chartwell LS3/5a Speakers. RARE 15 ohm 1977 Matched Pair Excellent Condition!!
This is a superb set of LS3/5a's. A matched pair of Chartwells, considered by many to be the best of all the LS3/5a and very rare - and also the most desirable 15 ohm version. This pair is dated 1977 and was originally purchased from a HiFi shop in London in 1977. I know this because these came from the original owner along with another pair dated 1976 (which I am also selling in a separate listing) which were purchased at the same time... The original owner bought both sets so that he could use a switcher box and listen to radio in two of his rooms. It is my understanding that this is all they have been used for... they have had an easy life!
This pair have serial numbers of 1441 and 1442. The speakers are completely original and work perfectly. There are no dents or marks on the cabinets other than a couple of insignificant blemishes, hard to spot, and there is one rubber foot missing, (though I don't actually know if these are original and are easy to replace). The undersides are excellent with no scratches and the rears are very good with some scratches and marks to the labels but better than many. The drivers are dated 1977 and all match. One of the bass units is slightly more matte than the other with faint marks (which I dare not attempt to clean). This is a very critical appraisal.
Both speakers have now been lightly re-oiled, just to bring them back up a bit... no other finish work was needed. These have been fully tested and have had new BBC spec. cabinet gaskets fitted so are ready for another 40 years!
There are very few pairs better than this.. I saw a pair of Chartwells go through an auction the other day for around 3k with commissions, they were untested with no badges and surface marks to the cabinets.
Therefore this rare, one-owner matched set is absolutely excellent value for money and a sound investment!
International Customers Please Note:
These can be shipped internationally, however please contact us to request a shipping quote prior to your purchase. Buyer pays all delivery costs and appropriate taxes as per the country they live in. These can only be shipped with full tracking and insurance and we will not deliver by any means other than with tracked, fully insured shipping.
|Brand||Graham Audio / Chartwell|
|Speaker Type||Bookshelf Speakers, Stand Mount Speakers|
|Connectivity (RCA/Optical/Bluetooth etc.)||Bare Wire Terminals|
|Power (RMS Per Channel)||25W|
|Warranty||Store Warranty (See Description)|