Chartwell LS3/5a Speakers. Rare 15 ohm 1979/80 Matched Pair Super 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 around 1979/80 after the time of the Rogers buyout and before the Chartwell brand ceased trading. This set were provided as a broadcast set however went into private ownership very quickly thereafter. This set has been stored for much of the last 30 years and are very low-hours indeed!
The previous owner of these bought them for domestic use about 35 years ago and in fact has hardly used them in thirty years, they were stored for much of that time. Therefore this is the best broadcast set we have ever seen (they are usually fully of dents/scrapes and mounting holes!!!). The only thing to detract from this superb pair is minor rubbing to edges (hardly visible) and light general evidence of use, then some veneer damage to the bottom of one speaker (see photos), no doubt related to previous placement and minor rubbing to a couple of edges only very lightly noticable. It is not visible in use of course as it is confined to the bottom of one speaker only. Otherwise these are excellent, with perfect drivers and superb corners and edges. They sound better than our late model Stirlings! This is one of the best sets of Chartwells I have heard, easily as good as the two early pairs that we sold recently.
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)|