Alternatives to LS35As?

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Alternatives to LS35As?

I have owned my pair of Rogers LS35As for nearly 30 years from new, and have been extremely happy with the countless hours of pleasure they have given me - and still do. Over they years they have been paired with amplification from Sugden, Quad, Sony (well,even Homer nodded) and currently Musical Fidelity. They were refurbished/serviced 5/6 years ago by Stirling Audio and I don't think I could ever bear to part with them. In fact I still keep my Garrard 401/SME combo which I bought at the same time, even though I haven't played an LP in donkey's years.

However, having noticed the prices they fetch second-hand and with the realisation that everything moves on, I began to wonder what, if anything, is out there currently which may regarded as a modern equivalent, or even be a superior choice?

My only slight criticism of their sound is the comparatively lumpy bass, an acknowledged feature of the design and understandable, given the size of the enclosures. This tends to muddy some lesser recordings. Any ideas, anyone?

JKH 

JKH

RE: Alternatives to LS35As?

You should get an enhanced rendition of similar sonic character from the likes of Harbeth P3ESR,  and the  Spendor SA1 or (at lower cost) S3/5 models.

 

There are of course a host of small mini-monitors on the market,  but the above models most closely adhere to the BBC design principles represented by the LS3/5A.

RE: Alternatives to LS35As? RE: Alternatives to LS35As?

JKH clearly enjoyed the sound of his LS3/5As  so it makes sense to recommend types which are of similar design and voicing,  rather than  come up with  a.n.other  arbitrary brand of speaker and end up with as many opinions as there are speakers out there.

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