LS5/9F Made a Splash at Montreal.

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We were so impressed with the performance of the original LS5/9, that we asked Paul Graham to commission Derek Hughes to design a floor standing version with the mandate that the midrange clarity & magic be maintained.

Graham Audio were delighted to launch the new LS5/9f at the Montreal Show. Based on the award winning LS5/9 monitor, the floor-standing version has 5Hz more bass extension as well as more physical bass output. While the LS5/9 retails for $6,790 (without a stand), the floorstanding version is only $7,990 in the United States.

Stereophile Montreal Show Coverage. click to read

We ordered our own pair in a gloss ebony. We asked for a switch on the front panel (+1, 0 +2dB) for the treble to replace the original BBC's design of solder posts with -1, 0, +1db for the treble. Having the ability to increase the treble by 1dB was critical in getting great sound in a heavily damped hotel room in Montreal.
 
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We were so impressed with the performance of the original LS5/9, that we asked Paul Graham to commission Derek Hughes to design a floor standing version with the mandate that the midrange clarity & magic be maintained.

Graham Audio were delighted to launch the new LS5/9f at the Montreal Show. Based on the award winning LS5/9 monitor, the floor-standing version has 5Hz more bass extension as well as more physical bass output. While the LS5/9 retails for $6,790 (without a stand), the floorstanding version is only $7,990 in the United States.

Stereophile Montreal Show Coverage. click to read

We ordered our own pair in a gloss ebony. We asked for a switch on the front panel (+1, 0 +2dB) for the treble to replace the original BBC's design of solder posts with -1, 0, +1db for the treble. Having the ability to increase the treble by 1dB was critical in getting great sound in a heavily damped hotel room in Montreal.
Thanks for the post Philip
Do you know if they will be at the Munich show?
 
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Yes Graham Audio will be exhibiting at Munich. They are launching two new models there - the LS3A (active version of the Swisstone LS3), and the LS5/5 - 3 way.
 
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The Graham LS5/9f sounded beautiful with the Gryphon Diablo amps - very much enjoyed my visit to the room.
 
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A small room with suitable sized speakers & electronics = v. enjoyable musical performance.
BTW, the production version of the LS5/9f will have a treble switch. The +1 dB on the tweeter was a life saver in that dead sounding hotel room.
 

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