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Graham Audio LS8/1 Standmount Speakers

Graham Audio LS8/1 Standmount Speakers
Graham Audio LS8/1 Standmount SpeakersGraham Audio LS8/1 Standmount SpeakersGraham Audio LS8/1 Standmount Speakers
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  • High quality studio monitor designed by BBC R&D
  • Features brand new 8 inch bass/midrange drive unit
  • Open and expansive mid-range
  • Each bass driver is hand-assembled
  • Classic BBC "thin wall" construction cabinet
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Graham Audio LS8/1 Standmount Loudspeakers

The LS8/1 is Graham Audio's take on the classic 8 inch bass driver in a 2 cubic foot box format, as used by many designers over the years, including our own Derek Hughes (and his father Spencer, who of course designed the BBC LS3/6).

Some earlier models suffered from reliability problems because of limited power handling. Some had a bass response that didn't work optimally in domestic listening environments. But many were able to give hi-fi enthusiasts their first taste of studio monitor neutrality, especially through the midrange, thanks to the "thin wall" cabinet construction and the innovative - for the time - use of plastics for the mid-bass driver diaphragm.

The Graham Audio LS8/1 draws on decades of experience and modern techniques. High temperature motor design and materials permit much greater power handling than ever, while building on the midrange openness and resolution of the original LS3/6. Sophisticated soft-dome units are used for the tweeter and super-tweeter, both with protective metal grilles, and in common with many Graham Audio designs, the HF level can easily be adjusted from the front panel to help match the loudspeakers to the acoustic environment they are being used in.

To do so, the grille can readily be removed as it is held in place with concealed magnets. As with the original LS3/6, the front and rear panels are attached to the cabinet with screws rather than glued joints, helping to reduce colouration by decoupling the panels, and easing future maintenance, should that become necessary. High quality birch ply is used beneath the premium hand-matched veneers.

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  • System: 3 Way, reflex loading
  • Enclosure: Thin wall damped construction, birch plywood
  • Finish: Real wood veneer
  • Dimensions (w/h/d): 30cm by 63.5cm by 30cm
  • Weight: 17kg
  • Frequency response: 45Hz to 20kHz, ±3dB
  • Nominal impedance: 8O
  • Sensitivity: 87dB SPL (2.83V, 1m)
  • Maximum output: Over 100dB for a pair at 2m
  • Bass: 200mm
  • Tweeter: 26mm soft dome
  • Super tweeter: 19mm soft dome
  • Recommended amplifier power: 50 to 250 watts unclipped programme
  • Crossover: 3.5kHz, 14kHz

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  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

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  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 12 months to 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
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Graham Audio LS8/1 Loudspeakers
02 October 2022  | 

My criteria for any loudspeaker is that it can reproduce acoustic instruments (and voices) with some degree of believability.

From the start the LS8/1's showed promise, and have improved considerably in the short while I have had them. Whilst sceptical about many claims made for "hi-fi" components there does seem to be some truth in the idea of running in (these) loudspeakers. An initial slight brashness has become (already) a sweet edge on string instruments (especially solo violin) Of course much of this depends on the actual recorded quality which in most cases we can only guess at! Vocals can already be excellent. Wind and brass instruments are also nicely "drawn"

The speakers seem capable of reproducing percussion instruments quite convincingly, with adequate power and considerable detail.

I have had experience of high-quality analogue and digital equipment including many recording sessions. I think these loudspeakers would fit in well in that environment.

I already rate these as very good, and am hoping they continue to improve. Very few loudspeakers really get close to my criteria. These seem to be a good attempt, and to my ears, among a select few which (for some music) could be used as a genuine reference.

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