From The Absolute Sound Magazine, Fall 2019 Issue
THE LS3/5A WAS A BBC DESIGN, licensable to any manufacturer. But it was the Rogers version in particular that swept the USA in the late 1970s.
This small two-way (7.5" x 12" x 6.25") offered startlingly realistic vocal reproduction and a remarkably expansive and "boxless" sound picture. With its essentially neutral midband, upper bass bump, and slightly projected treble, it was not entirely flat, and it had no deep bass. But for a whole generation of listeners, it redefined what was possible in small speakers. Some other, larger BBC-influenced designs - the Spendor BC1 first and the Spendor SP1 and SP1/2 and Harbeth Monitor 40 later on - were better transducers overall. But none quite seized the imagination of the U.S. audio public as did the little LS3/5a. With an updated version still in production today, the LS3/5a has stood the test of time as few other speakers have.
- Robert E. Greene
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Record player with Elipso Centric Belt Drive · 10” AVM tone arm (gimbal-mounted) · Massive 60 mm HDF composite frame with aluminum cover · 33/45 RPM look forward servo control · Height-adjustable damper feet · Hinged acrylic dust cover (removable) · Dimmable & switchable platter light
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“This showed the true worth of the Rogers LS3/5a Classic. One could go to a mini-monitor from a full-on colossus such as the Wilson Sasha/DAW, with bass galore, without feeling cheated. The best analogy I can think of is owning a supercar and then finding a small roadster in one’s garage. Ferrari 599-to-Caterham 7 might seem a leap too far, but a true petrol-head would love and appreciate both.”
We took an existing pair of Vivid Audio Giya G2 speakers and had them custom finished (resprayed) in stunning Royal Crimson Red.
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The first product to be launched is the legendary Rogers LS3/5A Classic 15 ohm speakers (pair). Sounding better than ever and available now in either walnut or rosewood or special order finishes (£POA). Other exciting products to follow later in the year.
Give us a call on 01403 713125 to arrange a personal demonstration of this incredible speaker.