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Rogers preps AB3a subwoofer system for LS3/5A

  • We already know that Rogers International are manufacturers of a reborn LS3/5A — a sealed-box standmount loudspeaker whose original design dates back to the 1970s when the BBC asked its technical research department to design a monitor faithful to the human voice.

    What we didn’t know until today is that Rogers will once again address the LS3/5A’s most obvious shortcoming: bass. Rogers’ LS3/5A are down 3dB at 80Hz to compromise the reach of cellos, harps, bassoons and – for techno lovers – kick drums.

    The obvious solution is a subwoofer. But what if that subwoofer enhancement came in the form of a stereo pair where each sub’s enclosure acted as a bespoke stand for the LS3/5A’s wider-than-deep dimensions?

    From Rogers’ short and sweet press release: “The AB3a is an active subwoofer system specifically designed for use with the LS3/5A or similar small monitors. Each subwoofer is configured as a matching stand for the LS3/5A, finished in satin black and houses a fifty-watt amplifier. The amplifier drives two mass-loaded LS3/5A woofers housed in a closed box system. The amplifier is adjustable for gain, frequency cut and phase response, allowing for optimum low-frequency alignment and room placement.”

    The AB3a sells for Β£3499/pair in a standard Satin Black finish. Special finishes are available on request.

    Further information: Rogers Hifi

    Written by John

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