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ColinR
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject: What's in the box? Reply with quote

On sleezeBay at the moment there are a pair of "Falcon LS3/5a" speakers on offer where the vendor has refused to dismantle a unit and provide pictures of the crossover.

A couple of thoughts.

They are described as 11 ohm; KEF did the 11 ohm redesign in 1988.

Falcon applied for a 15 ohm licence in 1982 and lost out to Goodmans.

So what's in the box?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good spot. Did they do gold terminals in those days, or the standard red/black plastic 4mm?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did they do gold terminals in those days?


They should have Molex 4mm banana sockets like all the other "original" BBC ls3/5a spec designs.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So someone has had them open to update the terminals since manufacture...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: What's in the box? Reply with quote

ColinR wrote:
On sleezeBay at the moment there are a pair of "Falcon LS3/5a" speakers on offer where the vendor has refused to dismantle a unit and provide pictures of the crossover.

A couple of thoughts.

They are described as 11 ohm; KEF did the 11 ohm redesign in 1988.

Falcon applied for a 15 ohm licence in 1982 and lost out to Goodmans.

So what's in the box?


I know about these as I was part of the chain of owners before they went on eBay. They were built by an ex. BBC engineer, using old RAM cabinets and a Falcon Acoustics crossover. When I owned them I measured the impedance, which was 11 ohms.
The terminals were set back on a wooden plate behind the aperture, which was where the RAM clip-on terminal block was originally fitted. Hence the non-standard terminals.
They did sound good, but were never compared directly with a pair of LS3/5as.
I bought a pair of small Harbeths after they went.
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