I've been a fan of Rogers speakers since I first repaired an LS3/5a back
in 1989. My obsession was started by a combination of build quality, the sound
and the helpful attitude of their late service department - this was long
before I knew about the BBC association.
Every speaker I've direct experience of has its own page here, and some
of the other most commonly encounted models are described briefly on another
page. Please bear this in mind before contacting me - there's no point asking
me what I think about models I haven't heard!
This picture was taken at the end of Project
LS5/8, and shows the BBC 'family' of loudspeakers. Note the use of Pink
Floyd for scale...
The famous mini-monitors that are back in production again...
The flagship of the BBC-designed monitor loudspeakers. This page contains
details of how I "cloned" the specially-modified Quad 405 that
is required with this system.
The last LS5/8's used a Chord SPM800 instead of the retired Quad 405. Pictures
and a BBC ENF INF article tell the story.
Designed to provide a close sonic match with the LS5/8, these speakers are
detailed and accurate, and much more suited to the domestic environment.
Hugely underrated within the BBC. These were my main speakers for some time.
These were my main speakers for 5 years, and the first to feature on this
site. I've since discovered that there are lots of them still in use...
Don't be put off by the strange looks - these are great little 'speakers...
Details of other models made by Rogers over the years. Also some general
points about Rogers speakers - this page is almost an "FAQ" page...
|Service and Spares:
This is the big problem with owning these classic models, but my advice
and some possible contacts can be found here...
|Brochures and articles:
Rogers brochures from the mid 1980's, and early 1990's. Also, some articles
from the BBC engineering publication ENG-INF.
LS5/8 | Chord LS5/8 | LS5/9 | LS7
| dB101 | Others | Service
and Spares | Brochures