Stirling Broadcast BBC LS3/6 Speakers


Stirling Broadcast BBC LS3/6 Speakers

Product no.: LS3/6


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Stirling Broadcast BBC LS3/6 Speakers
£2,799.00
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Stirling Broadcast's new BBC LS3/6 Reference Loudspeaker. This new loudspeaker is a 3-way loudspeaker designed for Stirling Broadcast by Derek Hughes to be as close to the original BBC LS3/6 specification as was possible with modern components, and built under licence from the BBC.

The BBC LS3/6 license was only obtained after submission to the BBC for rigorous examination to ensure adherence to the original specification. The original BBC LS3/6 Loudspeaker was designed as a monitoring loudspeaker for outside broadcast use, as with the smaller LS3/5a speaker. Once the design was finalised Rogers became one of the first companies to produce this complicated design.

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Though it lacked some physicality, bass extension, and overall impact, the LS3/6 produced a natural, compelling sound, with a good sense of space and an especially warm, rich, textured midrange, said AD: "Heartily recommended." Stereophile Recommended Component

TAS THE ABSOLUTE SOUND 2013 RECOMMENDED COMPONENT  

To say that I like and admire the LS3/6 is to understate the case. This speaker seems to me a true realization of a dream that many audiophiles have held for a long time: a modern (and available) speaker with the unique virtues of the Spendor BC-1/ BBC LS3/6—the extraordinary articulateness and neutrality in real listening rooms—but without its dynamic limitations. The Stirling LS3/6s delivers the goods, and it is satisfying in musical terms at a very high level. This is a sound that is both attractive in its own right and true to the real sound of music in a way that most speakers do not approach at all. And when one looks at the price, the idea of a wild bargain comes to mind inevitably.
Speaker design has changed over the decades since the original LS3/6s appeared. Floorstanders have largely replaced stand- mounted speakers, narrow fronts have largely replaced wider fronts (for no better reason than visual fashion), ever wider radiation patterns have become popular—the list goes on. In some of these senses, the LS3/6 does not look contemporary. But the sound of real music has not changed. And the things that made the original LS3/6 so truthful to the live experience remain as valid today as they were then. If the word “great” means anything in speaker design, the new LS3/6 is a great loudspeaker.
 

The Stirling Broadcast LS3/6 takes advantage of the greater consistency and linearity of modern drive units compared to when the LS3/6 was originally designed.
A very high quality crossover is used to mesh custom made drive units, including a super-tweeter, into thin-wall, birch plywood (9mm ply) cabinets with double thickness rubber damping pads and screw-on, removable front and rear panels, as per the BBC "lossy" cabinet design ideal, as also seen in the Stirling version of the LS3/5a. This new version offers greater power-handling than the original versions from the 1970 and 1980s, and offers the smooth frequency response, very low colouration and good dispersion commensurate to addearing to the specifications of a BBC monitor. The new speaker ideally requires 400mm high stands

Stirling Broadcast BBC LS3/6 Description: 
The LS3/6 is a 3 way reflex full range, freestanding assembly, designed to meet the needs of high quality studio monitoring at moderate sound levels. The speaker contains 3 drive units, custom built specifically for this loudspeaker and mounted in a 45litre reflex loaded cabinet, together with a crossover/equaliser unit to match the units and to give the overall level frequency response needed for critical listening.

The connections are bi-wired screw terminals accepting both 4mm plugs and bare wires up to 4mm cross sectional area. The cabinet is 30cm wide, 30cm deep and 63cm high and of a thin wall damped construction with internal standing wave damping, finished in pair matched wood veneer with a matt lacquer finish. The weight is 18.5kg.

Power Handling: 90w continuous,150w short term, IEC268 Max Sound Level: 107dB, pair @2m 
Input Impedance: 8ohm nominal 
Input connections: Bi-wire, 4mm terminals 
Frequency Response: 45Hz to 17kHz +/-3dB(On HF axis @1m) 
Sensitivity: 87dB/1watt/1m 
Cabinet Dimensions: 30cm (12") wide x 30cm (12") deep x 63cm (24") 
high LF Drive Unit: SB-4432 
HF Drive Unit: SB-4434 
SHF Drive Unit: SB-4436 
Crossover frequencies: 3kHz, 13kHz 
Weight: 18.5kg

 

The following Editions/Veneers are available:
Cherry
Walnut
Black Ash
Ebony "Limited Edition Gold Label"
Rosewood "Limited Edition Gold Label"

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