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Offline Martin Colloms  
#61 Posted : 19 January 2019 13:33:29(UTC)
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too true

the KEF drivers aged better, neoprene bass-mid surrounds
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#62 Posted : 15 May 2020 10:38:32(UTC)
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I note with interest that Graham Audio now lists the LS5/5 among their newer releases.

This is a design from the pen of Derek Hughes.

One of his first designs for Spendor was the SA3 a large two way using a modified BCIII bass unit and the Audax 34mm dome.

The LS5/5 original influenced the design of the Spendor S100 and SP100 designs.

Now that Graham has released the LS5/5 things have come full circle.

This is one speaker I would like to get to liste to.

Simon

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#63 Posted : 30 May 2020 11:48:19(UTC)
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When some kind of new? or normality is restored, or whatever, I hope to get to listen to the Graham, LS5/5 the 5/8 and the 5/9s
Some say the BBC LS5/5 was the last of the truly neutral BBC monitors?

I know that the Spendor S100 which was launched right at the end of the 80s was influenced by the BBC LS5/5 so will be interested to listen to the LS5/5, in particular.

The S100 was a speaker that I have owned liked and wished I kept hold of, so well balanced in many areas and not majoring in any one specific area.

The Spendor S100 remains a good loudspeaker.

Offline Pete_w  
#64 Posted : 04 June 2020 14:03:39(UTC)
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I'll probably get excommunicated from the forum for this, but, hey, it's the internet and you don't know where I live to come after me with the pitchforks and the flaming torches...

Whisper it quetly, but I've never really "got" the BBC sound. I'm sure I haven't heard it done "properly" but when I've heard it I've just been bored. Neutral, yes, polite, yes, but I like listening to music not just newsreaders. Neutral also seems to mean flat, un-dynamic, un-rhythmic, un-communicative, lots of "un-"s. I wanna hear, for example, *why* Band X (insert name here) were known for their live shows. I don't want everything portrayed as A Popular Beat Combo, m'lud.

So shoot me now :-)
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#65 Posted : 04 June 2020 15:02:33(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Martin Colloms Go to Quoted Post
too true

the KEF drivers aged better, neoprene bass-mid surrounds


Still have plenty of KEF drivers, some 50 years old, bet probably measure quite well too.
Offline phil page  
#66 Posted : 04 June 2020 15:20:45(UTC)
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Pete - Consider yourself shot.

Next time you come over here, I'll make you listen to my Falcon LS3/5a pair.

Wasn't Pete Thomas of PMC an ex-BBC designer? I think the BB5's were his first post-BBC design. You've heard mine!

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Phil
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#67 Posted : 13 June 2020 19:02:51(UTC)
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The BB5s were indeed PMC's first design. But PT was not *just* a designer, as you will by now have read in the current issue.

The speakers that PT is pictured standing by, coffee mug in hand, are the smaller brother of the BB5s, MB2s. I have a pair to play with here at the moment. Editors' decision, but there may be a review in the next issue.


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#68 Posted : 13 June 2020 19:08:20(UTC)
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What was interesting is the first BB5 which was shown at the Penta show as a prototype used the 15" ATC woofer I did ask PT which version was used but cannot remember which one.
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#69 Posted : 13 June 2020 19:15:10(UTC)
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I do not know, but wonder if Volt, the current 15" woofer manufacturer of PMC's choice, was a trading entity at that time. I guess PMC could also have used ATC's midrange, but they certainly brew their own in Luton now. Having lived with a pair - and the rest of the MB2 ensemble for a few weeks now - I have huge respect for the PMC 75mm mid. The '2 uses a customised SEAS tweeter, but I believe the '5 uses one built alongside the 75mm mid in Luton.


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#70 Posted : 13 June 2020 19:49:30(UTC)
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Volt was certainly about when PMC was starting out but didn't make the bigger drivers above 10" at that time
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