1. Things you need to know about the new ‘Conversations’ PM system:

    a) DO NOT REPLY TO THE NOTIFICATION EMAIL! I get them, not the intended recipient. I get a lot of them and I do not want them! It is just a notification, log into the site and reply from there.

    b) To delete old conversations use the ‘Leave conversation’ option. This is just delete by another name.
    Dismiss Notice

It’s about time for another LS3/5a ( plus others ) Shootout.

Discussion in 'classic' started by Martyn Miles, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. StressedRabbit

    StressedRabbit Well-Known Member

    Awesomeness in tiny boxes but you simply cannot move enough air with drivers as small as the B110.

    They are superb as close monitors and as background speakers for people doing voiceovers they are perfect as they convey everything....except volume.

    Love them or hate them they do sound fantastic but you have to remember these gems (LS3/5A) were not designed as hi-fi speakers in the first place.

    I love them but I personally like a bit more 'substance' when I'm in the mood for dancin'.
  2. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy Ausculta fili

    My Falcons play as loud as I need in a smallish room. I’ve never found myself needing higher volume, it’s a living room not a club, after all.
  3. Ray

    Ray pfm Member

    I own a pair of these, bought them out of curiosity, to compare to my Spendor LS3/5A’s. They definitely sound like LS3/5A’s, no matter how much it’s protested in other forums. They have better bottom and top end (cleaner) than my Spendors. Work great with Quicksilver Mini Mites (in 6L6’s pseudo-triode).
  4. TonyScarlett

    TonyScarlett pfm Member

    Any updates on a new date for the shootout?
    I have [yet] another pair of speakers to bring along, just bought the 11ohm Spendor LS3/5As off @foxwelljsly. My first taste of "real" LS3/5As in my own home.
    Having owned what some might call the pinnacle of LS3/5A type speakers, Harbeth P3ESRs & Stirling V3s, I was stealing myself to be disappointed. Needn't have worried, they sound superb, every bit as good as I had been led to believe they would, definitely keepers.
    I do seem to have lucked out with the new flat I bought late last year, both the Stirlings & these Spendors are outputting unfeasibly low bass frequencies in this room with absolutely no sign of boominess with the speakers just 300mm from the front wall & with no apparent negative affects on the soundstage depth.
  5. TonyScarlett

    TonyScarlett pfm Member

  6. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    I was tempted by those Spendors, Tony.
    Pleased to hear you have acquired them.
    As I have the Stirling V3s and the ex. BBC Radio Leicester ‘3/5as I though another
    pair couldn’t really be justified...
    TonyScarlett and Bjork67 like this.
  7. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Me too, I ate one sour too.

    I’m really pleased to hear they’re sounding good. Try as I might, I simply had nowhere suitable for them to shine.
    TonyScarlett likes this.
  8. RichShortland

    RichShortland pfm Member

    Hi all, sorry for the radio silence on this.
    Since I last started to sort a new date my partner and I have split and so I'm massively preoccupied elsewhere as you might imagine.
    I'm not able to move this forward at least for the short term.
    If anyone is keen to pick up the batton I can give you the details of Paul who has the link to the venue. He's a great guy and very helpful.
    Again, sorry for the pause on my part. Once everything is a bit more steady I may be able to pick it back up.
  9. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    My searching came up with the original thread, so anyone reading the new one please come on here.
    ( I was unsure if old threads were deleted )

    I’ll ask Tony L. to delete ‘An LS3/5A Shootout-Second Attempt’

    Gervais Cote likes this.
  10. DonMarks

    DonMarks pfm Member

    As a very satisfied Q7 owner I will follow with interest.
  11. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    I have been in touch with Rich Shortland and he is going to get in touch with the guys he checked out
    earlier, about using the venue they know of.
    Simon s and TonyScarlett like this.

Share This Page


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice