FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 9, 2022, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO. Floorstanding model of BBC’s finest LS5/5, the LS5/5f by Graham Audio, to debut in North American this weekend (June 10 – 12) at T.H.E. Show at The Board Room of Hilton, Long Beach (701 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90831), promised to deliver Midrange Magic for attendees as On A Higher Note and British Audio Guys spin vinyl tunes.
English loudspeaker company, Graham Audio, continues its homage to the finest BBC designs by updating the stand mount monitor, LS5/5 in 2019, considered the finest monitor ever designed by the BBC. In 2022 a floor-standing version, the LS5/5f was recently introduced at the High End Munich Show in a passive display with the first worldwide active demonstration in North American this weekend at T.H.E. Show at Hilton, Long Beach, CA, promising midrange magic as presenters spin analogue tunes.
The LS5/5f has the same driver complement & cabinet as the LS5/5, but has a modified (in the bass region) crossover and an additional 16” enclosure underneath. The second cabinet underneath the drivers & crossover cabinet, is an acoustic chamber that allows the12″ bass driver to breathe. This ported enclosure, provides increased bass extension and dynamic capability. Though the floor standing version has a similar sealed midrange enclosure to its stand-mount sibling, it enjoys 7dB more bass, as measured at 20Hz.
In 1967 the BBC introduced the LS5/5, a loudspeaker system suitable for use in studios and outside broadcasts. In the course of its design, the questions of bass pre-emphasis and of directivity was examined in some detail. A wide off-axis listening ability, was considered essential for the engineer behind the sizable mixing console for checking the vocal balance against music.
“This is a very significant year for Graham Audio. As we approach our Tenth Anniversary, we felt the time was right to offer a floor-standing alternative to our finest stand-mount model. We are passionate about designing products that ensure finest musical enjoyment of its midrange magic to the full extent in modern homes with diverse tastes. The LS5/5f can be fully customized with a choice of black or off-white grills, not to mention a choice of real wood veneers.” – Paul Graham, Graham Audio.
“When we first received the Graham LS5/5 in 2019, we were ecstatic by it’s sonic performance and are now thrilled by the LS5/5f’s beautiful clean, mid-century modern aesthetics as Graham delivers state-of-the-art, sonic performance. There are many resolute loudspeakers in today’s market but few equal Derek Hughes’ redesigned LS5/5 for its ability to deliver the emotion & passion in the music. It’s a conduit for midrange magic, capable of uplifting the listener with joy or dropping him to his knees with tears of sadness. Such is the power of music, the sound of God whispering in your ear.” – Philip O’Hanlon, On A Higher Note
On A Higher Note will be demonstrating the Graham Audio LS5/5f in our Midrange Magic+ Roadshow stop at The Boardroom, on the third floor of the Hilton, Long Beach at The Entertainment Show from 10 -12 June, 2022.
– BBC White Paper: “The Design of Studio Monitoring Loudspeakers Types LS5/5 and LS5/6.” Written by Dudley Harwood (Harbeth) and Spencer Hughes (Spendor).