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Graham Audio Swisstone LS3

Passive Monitors
Published February 2019
By Phil Ward

In the LS3, Graham Audio have sought to recreate a classic BBC monitor but without the 'classic' price tag.

I was idly reading posts in the SOS Forum a little while ago and came across a contributor bemoaning the lack of compact, inexpensive, closed‑box, passive nearfield monitors. Well, I have good news...

Graham Audio Swisstone LS3We've reviewed a couple of Graham Audio monitors in Sound On Sound in recent times and admired them both. The first was the Chartwell LS3/5, a reboot of the original and famous BBC LS3/5(A) compact monitor. The second was the Graham Audio LS6, a new design but one very much influenced by the traditions of classic BBC style monitor design. Graham Audio's specialism in BBC‑stye monitors is no great surprise, seeing as the designer behind the Graham speakers is Derek Hughes, son of BBC speaker engineer Spencer Hughes. The speaker in question here, the Graham Audio...

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Published February 2019