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New Rogers LS5/9 Classic speakers.

Discussion in 'classic' started by Martyn Miles, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Hi-Fi News has a review of the new Rogers LS5/9 Classic speakers.
    Following on from the LS3/5a Classic.

    Inevitably, they are reviewed by Ken Kessler so you can imagine the sort of review it is.
    That’s an observation, not a criticism.
    No doubt comparisons will be made with the Graham Audio version.

    The way it’s going, Andy Whittle of Rogers will be reviving more old models.
    Fascinating stuff...
     
  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The Rogers Studio 1 or Export Monitor could arguably do with a reboot. Both BC1-alikes, and both really good as I recall.
     
  3. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    I enjoyed my Studio 1’s back in the day but were a tad bass heavy in my room for which treatment wasn’t an option at the time. I sold them via a local paper and on setting them up in the guys house they sounded wonderful.

    The 5/9 seems to get a lot of reviews and comments online but very little about the 5/8. I’d have thought it would be the more “classic” model of the two!
     
  4. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Yes, I wondered about the LS5/8.
     
  5. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    Back in my BBC days I had a soft spot for the 5/9. I wold have taken them over the 3/5 or 5/8 for a hifi system.
     
  6. Jag Audio

    Jag Audio Trade: Jag Audio

    I bought a pair of very tidy Rogers Studio 1's still in original boxes and lovely walnut finish, still not plugged them in and might get them checked over, re-capped etc first. I just loved the design of them o hopefully get them singing one day although I am told they can be a bit bass heavy so if they can be tightened up in that department it could be a good experiment.
     
  7. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    I acquired a pair of Studio 7s which needed some cabinet work.
    They sounded much better than I thought they would.
    The bass end improved on my BC1s and they were very smooth and open sounding.
    If I didn’t own BC1s I’d have kept them.
    I spoke to Andy Whittle about them and he told me he was proud of the design.
     
  8. Panderos

    Panderos pfm Member

    I looked for that review, couldn’t find it, though I found recent Hi Fi News speaker reviews. I did see a 2015 review of the Rogers LS5/9, 65th Anniversary edition, in Six Moons Audio Reviews, by one Peter Familari. An unfamiliar reviewer name. But a familiar question in these parts; will this latest edition of Speaker X (in this case the Rogers Classic) sound appreciably better/different than Earlier Edition Y...? I’ve had both the Graham LS5/9 and the Harbeth M30.1 till returning to something smaller. Both excellent, different enough for reasonable folk to prefer one or the other....Can’t help be curious about how the Rogers compares - but not enough to special order on spec....
     

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