SPEAKER HEADROOM: Observations

Paul McGowan We’re pretty comfortable with the idea of headroom. More food on the table than needed, more horsepower than required, more amplifier wattage than necessary. But, what about speaker headroom? The one characteristic of music’s reproduction that stands out for me in speakers is a slight compression when the music gets loud. I hear it […]

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GRAHAM LOUDSPEAKERS: Limited edition LS5/9 anniversary model

Available exclusively via Clearaudio (China) Ltd., our distributers in China and Hong Kong, Graham Audio is proud to present a limited edition anniversary model celebrating 35 years since the inception of the classic BBC LS5/9. The BBC LS5/9 was the first loudspeaker to be launched by Graham Audio – the first of many highly successful […]

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GRAHAM AUDIO: Reader identifies a viable Harbeth M30 substitute; the Graham Audio LS5/9

We received the following email and we thank the writer Hello Howard, I hope you are well.   I just wanted to pass on a recommendation about a speaker I heard at Bristol last weekend: the Graham Audio LS5/9. It is based on the original LS5/9 design, rather than the BBC production models.  Derek Hughes worked […]

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GRAHAM AUDIO: Howard Popeck speaks at length to people with interesting things to say: Paul Graham of Graham Audio

Howard Popeck interviews Mr. Paul Graham Q: Paul …. let’s hit the ground running right now; in your direct personal experience, what distinguishes music from noise? A: Well, a Graham Audio loudspeaker, of course! Q: Hmm. Okay. Thank you. Now then, how did you first become interested in music? A: I grew up during the […]

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GRAHAM AUDIO: Their BBC LS5/8

They say: The LS5/8 is the BBC’s flagship design, and was developed because of the need for higher sound pressure levels and greater transparency and consistency than the ageing LS5/5 offered. This was the first BBC loudspeaker to use a polypropylene diaphragm which, being lighter than Bextrene, offered greater efficiency and lower colouration. A carefully […]

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