BBC LS3/5a DETAILS
The Falcon Acoustics Classic 15 ohm LS3/5a, fully 70Hz – 20kHz ± 3dB by the BBC, and hand-assembled by Falcon in Oxford England. It is the only LS3/5a in production that faithfully replicates the original BBC design published in October 1976.
The result of nearly 2 years development, the Falcon LS3/5a is a true British-made classic 15 ohm LS3/5a. It continues the long tradition of the genuine British LS3/5a stretching back to the 1960’s.
The drive units are the renowned Falcon B110, and the Falcon T27 tweeter, both designed by Malcolm Jones, the original designer of the KEF B110 and KEF T27 that were specified in the original 15 ohm LS3/5a version designed by the BBC. Both drive units are handmade in the UK to ensure the highest quality, grading and consistency, and are identical to the original LS3/5a drive units. They are unique to Falcon.
The matched 15 ohm BBC Specification FL6/23 filter networks are made exclusively by Falcon in the original transformer-style to BBC Specification and contain inductors specially made in Britain for Falcon to the original specification.
The cabinets are hand made from specially selected graded Baltic Ply, and use selected grade Beech fillets. They are British made to BBC Specification, and are available in a variety of natural wood veneers (see below for pictures of current veneers) with a Tygan Cloth front grille.
Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a’s are sold in matched pairs only, and are supplied with an Instruction Manual, Individually Numbered Certificate of Authenticity and come with a 5 year Guarantee.
They also sound irrationally marvelous. Solid Steel SS6 stands highly recommended for them. Pictured here in oak. Come and have a listen!
These are hand-built products made in small volumes. Please check availability.
System type: Two-way infinite baffle (sealed box)
Frequency response : 70Hz – 20kHz ± 3dB
Sensitivity : 83dB for 2.83V © 1m
Nominal impedance : 15 ohm
Bass/Midrange driver : 138mm Falcon Acoustics B110 – Graded and Computer Matched.
Tweeter : 19mm Falcon Acoustics T27 – Graded and Computer Matched.
Crossover : Falcon Acoustics FL6/23 (BBC Design) Graded and pair matched components throughout.
Crossover frequency : 3Khz
Finishes—all natural wood veneers :
Selected grade Baltic Birch Ply, Beech battens, internally damped
Cherry, Walnut, Rosewood, Burr Walnut,Yew
Dimensions : 305mm H x 190mm W x 165mm D. Weight 5.35 kgs each