Graham Audio Chartwell LS6/f Loudspeakers (Pair)
THE CHARTWELL LS6/f
The beautiful Chartwell LS6/f is the floorstanding version of the superb LS6, itself a natural development of the classic BBC lineage that gives us the LS3/5a and the LS5/9. The LS6/f sits perfectly within this range of models and broadens the scope of useability of these existing BBC licenced monitor loudspeakers. The LS6/f is a superb speaker, designed by Derek Hughes himeslf and hand made to order in the UK, we can advise you of lead times if you contact us.
We are proud to be authorised Graham Audio/Chartwell dealers and always keep a range of these speakers on demo. We just love speakers built in this tradition. We have a history of collecting them, buying them, selling them and getting all sentimental about them!! In fact many of our best hours have been spent in front of a pair of LS3/5a or Spendor BC1 loudspeakers and we certainly do know how they sound and what incredible potential they have.
The LS6/f is also available as stand mounting model and in either form it is a perfect development of a classic design.
Building on the success of the popular LS6 monitor, the LS6/f is a floor-standing loudspeaker system that combines a modern aesthetic with the open, uncoloured sound you'd expect from a Graham Audio system.
The integrated plinth provides a flow-optimised path for the airflow from the port, reducing distortion at high outputs.
The LS6/f uses the same custom drive units as the stand-mount LS6 and has an optimised crossover network using premium quality components to integrate the acoustic output from both drive units and equalise the overall response for optimum performance in free space. A switch on the front panel adds 1 or 2dB to the tweeter level, which might be advantageous in certain acoustic environments.
In common with all Graham Audio loudspeakers, the cabinet uses the classic BBC "thinwall" construction, where the panels are mass-loaded to ensure that resonances are moved away from the critical mid-range region, and a layer of Rockwool is held in place by fabric to provide air damping. Hand-matched veneers are applied and finished to a very high standard. The grille is carefully designed to minimise diffraction effects and is held in place by concealed rare-earth magnets.
|System||2 Way, reflex loading|
|Enclosure||Thin wall damped construction|
|Finish||Real wood veneer|
|Dimensions (w/h/d)||96cm by 32cm by 32cm (including plinth)|
|Frequency response||40Hz to 20kHz, ±2dB|
|Sensitivity||87dB SPL (2.83V, 1m)|
|Maximum output||Over 100dB for a pair at 2m|
|Tweeter||19mm dome tweeter|
|Recommended amplifier power||50 to 150 watts unclipped programme|
All Graham Audio loudspeakers are hand-built in the UK with the greatest of care and attention to detail. Each loudspeaker is tested and checked against our reference units, and is carefully auditioned before being packed and shipped.
All Graham Audio loudspeakers are guaranteed against defects in components and materials for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty can be extended to 5 years at no cost once the loudspeakers have been registered with Graham Audio.
Within this period parts will be replaced free of charge provided that failure is not due to accident, negligence or misuse. Normal wear and tear is not included. Labour and carriage are not covered except by local agreement. This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
You are very welcome to contact us to discuss lead-times and demo capacity with regard to these speakers if you are considering a pair of these wonderful speakers! Graham Audio have been able to stay fully operational with safety measures in place and can manufacture these speakers to order in 4-6 weeks We have a range of Graham Audio speakers on demo in usual circumstances however this is dependent on any national or local restrictions at any one time due the the Coronavirus update. Alternatively you can place your order and be reassured that we will keep you fully informed of manufacturing times and expected delivery dates etc.
“This is this type of design that is able to recreate the atmosphere of a small jazz club in a more tangible way than most other speakers. The naturalness of this presentation is so immense that every now and then listeners are due to be surprised by elements that break out of the "sequence of sounds", let it be an unexpected descent of the saxophone into the low areas on the West 8th Street on Castle Ave., or a more powerful drumming in the Jazz at the Pawnshop. ...The scale of sound also helps in such spectacular imaging. It is large, expansive and natural. ...Graham's speakers are also very dynamic. It is actually an inherent feature for BBC-school monitors, but in this case it makes a unique impression. Immediate attack and stopping - these are the elements that the reviewed loudspeakers are very good at, better than many much more expensive designs. The opening of the treble range also contributes to that.”
High Fidelity - July 2018
|Brand||Graham Audio / Chartwell|
|Speaker Type||Floor Standing Speakers|
|Connectivity (RCA/Optical/Bluetooth etc.)||Banana Plugs, Spade Connectors, Bare Wire Terminals|
|Power (RMS Per Channel)||50-150|