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Musical Fidelity LS3/5A and other strange tales

Musical Fidelity LS3/5A

Musical Fidelity LS3/5A & LS5/9 BBC speakers

In the ongoing ‘well I’ll be knocked down with a ball peen hammer’ series we have the Musical Fidelity LS3/5Aloudspeaker, priced at £2,349 RRP (€2.499) per pair. The LS3/5A is a two-way standmount loudspeaker manufactured according to the BBC R&D design 1976/29. Originally specified for listening places where space was limited – like mobile control rooms for television – the LS3/5A quickly became an industry standard for music studios. The little speaker also swiftly gained a vast (and ongoing) following in audiophile circles, and this latest version continues the story of one of the world’s most beloved infinite baffle boxes.

Musical Fidelity LS5/9

 

Summer 2023 also marks the arrival of the Musical Fidelity LS5/9, priced at £4,099 RRP (€4.500) per pair. The Musical Fidelity LS5/9 was manufactured according to the BBC R&D design 1983/10 and delivers a two-way bass reflex speaker designed to fulfil the complete range of music genres from classical to pop music.

Musical Fidelity will show both new speakers at High End where a third model will be unveiled, this again draws inspiration from the past and is fully prepped for today’s audio consumer. Expect a high-voltage device that is the perfect partner for, say, a pair of Musical Fidelity LS3/5A.

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