Type LS3/6 BBC Studio Monitor Loudspeakers, c.1968
Designed at the BBC Research Department by Spencer Hughes under the lead of Del Shorter and H.D. Harwood.
3-way 15 ohm speaker system.
Teak cabinets. Gold fabric grilles.
Complete with (Spendor manufactured) metal stands on castors.
Metal Rogers badges to front grilles and metal Rogers/BBC badges to rear with serial numbers.
Internal paper ID labels to components.
Serial numbers: 380, 383
Cabinet dimensions each: width 30cm; depth 30.5cm; height 64cm (87cm with stands)
Weight: 15.4 KG (18 KG with stands)
Many audiophiles consider the LS 3/6 to be one of the finest sounding loudspeakers ever produced.
These are rare early BBC studio monitors developed by the BBC for use in their recording studios. They were produced under licence by Rogers. The LS 3/6 is in many ways the predecessor to the more common LS 3/5A.
For more information relating to the LS 3/6 design and other Rogers/BBC loudspeaker development we suggest you follow this link to Mark Hennessy’s very informative website – where you can also follow his link to a letter from Spencer Hughes describing the story of these speakers.