The BBC was very proud of the LS5/5 design and thought it was their best design for monitoring their recordings of classical music. However, when the Rock n Roll era came about the engineers found that the LS5/5 would not play loud enough, so they came out with the LS5/8. Fast forward to 2019 and with the use of higher quality magnets, drivers, glue, crossover components; the revised LS5/5 now has 9dB greater power handling/output. This is eight times louder than the original. As you can see from the White Paper (click here), the original LS5/5 was powered by an onboard 25 WPC amplifier. The 2019 Graham revised LS5/5 is a passive design.Continue reading.
Sometimes I feel like I can spot a classic BBC monitor from a mile away, or in this case from across the main halls of the MOC at High End 2019. “Is that the Graham Audio booth?” I asked myself, seeing a collection of those familiar boxes with c […]Continue reading.
It is only appropriate to begin our 2019 Graham Demo CD compilation with A Celtic Tapestry Vol. 2, with Karen Casey’s cover of a timeless spell, “One I Love”. Hear the enduring power of Irish and Scottish traditions shine through fascinating textures […]Continue reading.
Graham Audio named On A Higher Note as N. American Exclusive Distributor | debut new LS5/9f at Salon Audio Montreal 3/22 – 24 Room #1315, Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Devon, UK | Los Angeles CA | Montreal, Canada – March 20th 2019) Graham Audio named On A Higher Note as their North American exclusive distributor with North American debut of the new LS5/9f floor standing loudspeaker in Salon A […]Continue reading.
The stereo picture and dynamic range are superb and a review in “Sound on Sound” commented “the sound hangs in the space between the speakers like an invisible band or orchestra”. The midrange performance is almost identical to the award winning LS5/9. While the bass enjoys 5 Hz of lower extension, the greater bass amplitude provides a deeper foundation underneath the music.Continue reading.
Designed for use by the BBC in smaller studios and control rooms, the LS5/9 is a close sonic match for the larger LS5/8. Equally at home in a domestic setting, the open and expansive mid-range reveals previously unheard details from even the most familiar recordings.Continue reading.
A custom built 6 inch long-throw bass drive unit mated to a compact 17 litre cabinet gives bass extension and power handling that is comparable to the LS5/9. The bespoke 19mm dome tweeter extends to beyond 20kHz. The overall response retains the smoothness of both the LS3/5 and LS5/9.Continue reading.
The LS3/5A is perhaps the best-known of all the BBC’s monitor designs. The BBC needed a small monitor that was suitable for critical assessment of programme quality in cramped OB vehicles and control rooms, and nothing suitable was available commercially.Continue reading.