Our BBC LS3/6 Reference Loudspeaker is a 3-way loudspeaker designed by Derek Hughes to be as close to the original BBC LS3/6 specification as possible with modern components. It is built under licence from the BBC, which was only obtained after submission to the BBC for rigorous examination to ensure adherence to the original specification.

We have taken advantage of the greater consistency and linearity of modern drive units and use a very high quality crossover to mesh the custom made drive units, including a super-tweeter, into thin wall (9mm), damped construction, birch plywood cabinets finished in pair matched wood veneer with a matt lacquer finish. The cabinets utilise double thickness rubber damping pads to tame cabinet wall resonances and foam for internal standing wave dampening. The cabinets feature screw-on, removable front and rear panels as per the BBC “lossy” cabinet design ideal. Our version of the LS3/6 offers greater power-handling than the original, with a smoother frequency response, much lower coloration and better dispersion.

The new speaker ideally requires 400mm high stands and we have partnered with Something Solid and Appollo to ensure the correct stands are available. Interested customers should contact us, Something Solid, or Appollo for further details.

The LS3/6 is sold with our standard 5 year warranty on the drive units and crossovers.

Power handling: 90w continuous, 150w short term, IEC268
Max sound level: 107dB, pair @2m
Input impedance: 8ohm nominal
Input connections: Bi-wire, 4mm terminals (plugs/wires to 4mm cross sectional area)
Frequency response: 45Hz to 17kHz +/-3dB (on HF axis @1m)
Crossover frequencies: 3kHz, 13kHz
Sensitivity: 87dB/1watt/1m
Cabinet details: Reflex loaded. 30cm (w) x 30cm (d) x 63cm (h)
Weight: 18.5kg
Veneers available: Cherry, Walnut, Zebrano, Ebony, Rosewood

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