The Stirling Broadcast LS3/5a V2 loudspeaker was our first design with Derek Hughes.

Built under license from the BBC it combines custom versions of modern high quality drive units with a very high quality crossover, all housed in thin wall (9mm) damped construction birch plywood cabinets with screw-on removable front and rear panels which are fitted with double layers of bituminous pads.

The standard cabinet for production versions of the LS3/5a utilised a cabinet with 12mm walls and a glued rear panel, whereas our cabinets follow the BBC “lossy” cabinet design philosophy and are modelled after the cabinets used on the famous 001/002 pair featured in HiFi News, and which were also used on the prototype pairs built at BBC Research Department at Kingswood Warren.

The legendary sonic character of the original LS3/5a has been retained – feedback from professional and domestic customers so far has indicated that we have successfully managed to capture the best aspects of both versions of the LS3/5a, combining the faster and more modern sound of the 11 ohm version with the seductive vocal abilities of the 15 ohm version, and adding an improved and extended bass response and greater and dynamics handling and for good measure.

The V2 comes with a 5 year warranty and the assurance of the future availability of spare parts.

Power handling: 60w continuous, 110w short term, IEC268
Max sound level: 100dB, pair @2m
Input impedance: 11ohm nominal
Input connections: Bi-wire, 4mm terminals (plugs/wires to 4mm cross sectional area)
Frequency response: 75Hz to 18kHz +/-3dB (on HF axis @1m)
Crossover frequency: 3 kHz
Sensitivity: 83dB/1watt/1m
Cabinet details: Two-way infinite baffle (sealed box). 19cm (w) x 17cm (d) x 30cm (h)
Weight: Shipping weight 11.8kg (pair)
Veneers available: Cherry, Walnut, English Oak, Black Ash, Wild Oak, Zebrano, Ebony, Rosewood