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Offline cyruskc

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Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« on: December 26, 2019, 00:16 »
Hi All hifi guru out there. I am looking for a stereo system that perform well with vocal /acoustic music. I was introduced Rogers LS3/5A with valve /tube amp.

Any owner or expert out sharing your comment about it?
Also where can I have audition of it?
I have done some read up and LS3/5A is legendary.
I can't wait to hear them.

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Re: Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 01:58 »
you cannot audition it anywhere in Singapore, though musiclink AV sells them.

ls3/5A is legendary, but there are a number of brands selling it. the price for the speakers imo, is vastly overpriced.

$4800 for the rogers ls3/5a 70th anniversary is just insane, but if you like it, go for it. I have personally not heard it.

you can hear graham chartwell ls3/5 or is it ls3/5a at this shop at orchid country club. I suppose all ls3/5a sounds kind of similar to one another. Graham's version is about $3900 new if I'm not wrong

its larger size sibling, LS6 is more value for money and has deeper bass. If you are interested, I am the only person in Singapore selling a 2nd hand version at $3200.
https://sg.carousell.com/p/graham-ls6-258565173?t-id=1531680_1576338108188&t-referrer_request_id=unjDHDy9ZfVTfL9h

alternatively, you can listen to harbeth p3esr which is essentially a ls3/5a at adelphi (i think about $3200), or listen to Spendor's ls3/5a (about $3400 i think) at this place in Ubi.

it is really the best I've heard for vocals, but ls3/5a lack of bass is frustrating. that is why the graham ls6 that I'm selling is better (don't mind the advertisement).

go read up about ls3/5a and the different brands and offering to know more.

« Last Edit: December 26, 2019, 11:14 by yunie_ »

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Re: Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 11:13 »
Give the stacked (i.e. each channel has a pair one on top of the other) Falcon LS3/5a  a listen. This was on demo as the recent AV show and they impressed me with the room filling sound. Very decent bass and imaging in stacked configuration.

Read up feedback from others in the AV Show 2019 thread here in XP.

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Re: Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 11:20 »
yeah i was impressed with that falcon in MTM configuration as well.

i ask them about the price and the girl said "$3800, very value for money"

and I thought that's the craziest thing I heard. LS3/5a shouldn't be so expensive, but that's the market rate now unfortunately.

I have concern about the Falcon piece though. They re-create the original LS3/5a woofer and tweeter using the same material. If I'm not wrong, those originals are known to be very unreliable when they age, as compared to speakers using newer, better materials.

« Last Edit: December 26, 2019, 11:29 by yunie_ »

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Re: Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019, 11:53 »

https://www.newbecca.com/product/39764150632

Can be found in taobao search for bestvox.

Not as x as angmoh brand, can play play for fun.  ;)

why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

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Re: Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 01:16 »
Thanks bros for all the reply.

Dear Bro yunie, did you miss some hyperlinks in your reply? Appreciate if you could let me know where to listen to Graham, Harbeth and Spendor.

I have done some read up in google these days.
Seriously they are so popular that the price is kinda overpriced.

Even a used ls3/5a people are asking for ridiculous price.
They are so hot selling that china/Taiwan is coming out with cloned one with own brand name.

I think I am one of the people who has missed the boat where ls3/5a was sold at reasonable 1k price.

Beside bro yunie recommendations. Any other recommended speaker which sounds similar to ls3/5a?

I like vocal/acoustic/jazz.

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Re: Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2019, 12:03 »
If you are looking for auditionable 1k range some what ls35a sound a like, you can try the Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary speakers, read many good thing about them on forum. To be frank there is no true fix ls35a sound. There is why it become a hobby to collect the various make for some of the brother in sg and hk with wall to wall ls35a's.
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

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Re: Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2019, 12:37 »
Thanks bros for all the reply.

Dear Bro yunie, did you miss some hyperlinks in your reply? Appreciate if you could let me know where to listen to Graham, Harbeth and Spendor.

I have done some read up in google these days.
Seriously they are so popular that the price is kinda overpriced.

Even a used ls3/5a people are asking for ridiculous price.
They are so hot selling that china/Taiwan is coming out with cloned one with own brand name.

I think I am one of the people who has missed the boat where ls3/5a was sold at reasonable 1k price.

Beside bro yunie recommendations. Any other recommended speaker which sounds similar to ls3/5a?

I like vocal/acoustic/jazz.


bro, i didn't miss out any hyperlink. just google for it and you will know where to listen in singapore. i already provided you with roughly the locations.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2019, 12:40 by yunie_ »

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Re: Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2020, 19:48 »
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why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

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https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

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Re: Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2020, 21:21 »
Personal experience, LS3/5a is never lack of bass if use correct amp to drive , it just that it can’t play loud bass (will bottom up) compare to some modern small speaker

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Re: Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2020, 10:03 »
Of course there are better speakers than the legendary LS3/5A but so far nothing beats the midrange of Rogers LS3/5A with the same price range. I have 2 pairs of LS3/5A and playing with tube and transistor amp. I prefer tube amp more because it is so much sweeter on the vocal. The LS3/5A is lacking in bass extension but u can supplement it with a subwoofer if u want more bass. The older LS3/5a is now having problem with parts. KEF doesn't make T27 and B110 anymore since the 90s. If u like the magical sound of LS3/5A, u should consider the new classic Falcon and Rogers. These newer speakers will last u for the next 50 years. For $3800 a pair of Falcon is worth the investment, it is only 20 cents a day of listening. This is what I feel.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2020, 23:15 by hanks9800 »

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Re: Legendary Rogers LS3/5A
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2020, 06:50 »
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why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

 

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