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OFF - FOR SALE: Harbeth LS 5/12A Rosewood

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Info: Harbeth LS 5/12A Rosewood

Asking Price:
USD $1300.00
Retail Price: USD $2500.00
Payment method: Cash, Cheque, Money Order
Ships to: United States
Shipping weight: 22.68 (kg) Calculate Shipping
Shipping Dimension: 71.12cm x 40.64cm x 30.48cm
Condition: 8 - Very good (?)
Date Posted: Jan 06, 18 7:49am (PST)
Edited: Jan 24, 18 6:54pm
About Seller: MO, United States
Product Brand: Harbeth
Product Model: LS5/12
Days in System:60

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Harbeth LS5/12A BBC Monitors (Rosewood) Serial numbers: 512a, 512b, Its interesting, I will bet there is a story or legacy to this pair.

I will admit, I have long been a BBC badged speaker fan. I have been servicing, modifying, and building (mostly) preamplifiers and power amplifiers for over 35 years. I have always trust doing evaluations on this range of speakers, among a few others (Dynamic, Planar, Electrostats) like dipole designs, all of the BBC badged speakers have a notable transparency and openness, encompassing a great range BBC inspired speakers. I have always owned a few pairs...

I sought these speakers out, because of the remarkable Dynaudio 15W-7508 / D-260 driver compliment, for the 8 ohm design, 3" voice coil on the woofer, improves power handling as well and the bass weigh and power. I understand the 'cult following' in the Japanese market. I also really like that the Dynaudio tweeter has a protective grill. These speakers will move the owner to great emotions and tears... but never from when an object unexpectedly meets tweeter ;-( I will admit, that am jumpy when people, get near my Esotar 330D on another speaker... but never these.

These speakers represent a reasonable load, and preform equally well on solid state or vacuum tubes, output transformerless or transformer coupled. They have the right balance of power handling and sensitivity.

I bought these used ~5 years ago. They have some wear that I tried to document in 3 images. Both speakers, have minor nicks [which purplex me greatly, I can't figure it out..] in the upper left front baffle and some minor markings which look, like they used 'Vince B's cones' or a Totem type tuning device, could not render in an image. I bet these speaker have 'an interesting story' or legacy. I will admit my intrigue of a model number speaker LS5/12A - serial numbered 512a/b... was portion to my buying them. There are mysteries... lols.

Description: Two-way, stand-mounted, reflex-loaded loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" (28mm), ferro fluid-cooled doped fabric-dome tweeter; 4.5" (115mm) plastic-cone woofer with 3" (75mm) voice-coil and die cast chassis. Crossover frequency: 2.4kHz. Frequency response: 80Hz–20kHz ±3dB at 2m with grille on. as reference: ±0.3dB. Sensitivity: 81.0dB/W/m (2.83V). Nominal impedance: 8 ohms. Power handling / Amplifier requirements: 50–150W.

Dimensions: 11.6" (295mm) H by 7.25" (184mm) W by 8.4" (213mm) D.
Weight: 15.4 lbs (7kg) each.

Asking $1300, I prefer Postal or Bank Money Order. Will consider PayPal, with added costs. Shipped in the CONUS only, double boxed, in original box and packing.



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Speaker come with grills and ship in Factory box.
Will ship within CONUS only.






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