Criterion Audio are proud to announce that we have been selected as the exclusive dealer in the Cambridgeshire area for the legendary BBC Licence LS3/5A loudspeaker that has been handmade to the exact specifications as the original loudspeaker from 1976 by Falcon Acoustics. This exceptional mini monitor has improved cabinet finishes, they are hand assembled and sold in matched pairs which are individually numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity. This is the ONLY officially approved BBC licence LS3/5A available today.
We will soon have this legendary loudspeaker on demonstration in our showroom and it will be available to purchase. Please call us for further details.
A dedicated loudspeaker stand has been designed to maximise performance and will be also be available from us soon.
Please find some further information taken from Falcon Acoustics on this amazing loudspeaker:
“I am completely convinced that Jones and Bloomfield have done everything humanly and technologically possible to make theirs a one-hundred-percent, dyed-in-the-wool, pure-quill original LS3/5a.” The Absolute Sound, May/June 2016 – Paul Seydor
‘The Falcon Acoustics Classic 15 ohm LS3/5a, fully Licenced by the BBC, and hand-assembled by Falcon in Oxford England. It is the only LS3/5a now in production that is recognised by top reviewers to faithfully replicate the original design published by the BBC 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-Licenced 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 matched 15 ohm BBC Specification FL6/23 filter networks are made exclusively by Falcon in the original transformer-style to BBC Specification and contain inductors specially made in Britain for Falcon to the original specification.
‘The cabinets are made from specially selected graded Baltic Ply, and use Beech fillets Cabinets. 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.’