Falcon LS3/5a Standmount Loudspeaker

Brand: Falcon Acoustics

Falcon LS3/5a Standmount Loudspeakers

The Falcon Acoustics Classic 15 ohm LS3/5a, fully Licensed by the BBC, and hand-assembled by Falcon in Oxford England. It is the only LS3/5a in production that faithfully replicates the original BBC design published in October 1976.

The result of nearly 2 years development, the Falcon LS3/5a is a true British-made classic 15 ohm LS3/5a. It continues the long tradition of the genuine British BBC-Licensed LS3/5a stretching back to the 1960’s.

The drive units are the renowned Falcon B110, and the Falcon T27 tweeter, both designed by Malcolm Jones, the original designer of the KEF B110 and KEF T27 that were specified in the original 15 ohm LS3/5a version designed by the BBC. Both drive units are handmade in the UK to ensure the highest quality, grading and consistency, and are identical to the original LS3/5a drive units. They are unique to Falcon.

The cabinets are hand made from specially selected graded Baltic Ply, and use selected grade Beech fillets. They are British made to BBC Specification, and are available in a variety of natural wood veneers with a Tygan Cloth front grille.

Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a’s are sold in matched pairs only, and are supplied with an Instruction Manual, Individually Numbered Certificate of Authenticity and come with a 5 year Guarantee.

The Falcon LS3/5a is now available as an upgraded ‘Gold Badge’ version, designed to emulate the sound of the original and extremely rare ‘Kingswood Warren’ LS3/5a. It uses an enhanced FL6/23 crossover featuring a new transformer, polypropylene film capacitors and ultra-low inductance resistors. The crossovers are hand made to BBC/Falcon specification in the UK/EU and hand-assembled by Falcon Acoustics. The upgraded Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a is recognisable by the gold badge on the back of the cabinet.


System type: Two-way infinite baffle (sealed box)

Frequency response: 70Hz - 20kHz ± 3dB

Sensitivity: 83dB for 2.83V © 1m

Nominal impedance: 15 ohm

Bass/Midrange driver: 138mm Falcon Acoustics B110 - Graded and Computer Matched

Tweeter: 19mm Falcon Acoustics T27 - Graded and Computer Matched

Crossover: Falcon Acoustics FL6/23 (BBC Design) Graded and pair matched components throughout (also FL6/23 Gold Badge version)

Crossover frequency: 3kHz

Cabinet: Selected grade Baltic Birch Ply, Beech battens, internally damped

Finishes: Cherry, Walnut, Rosewood, Burr Walnut,Yew - all natural wood veneers

Dimensions: 305mm H x 190mm W x 165mm D. Weight 5.35 kgs each

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