Falcon LS3/5A Gold Badge Golden Madrone 50th Anniversary

  • 50th Anniversary limited edition of 100 pairs worldwide
  • LS3/5a in Gold Madrone Burl, with special anniversary grille badge
  • Fully licenced by the BBC
  • True British-made original Classic 15 Ohm LS3/5A
  • Hand-assembled by Falcon in Oxford, England
  • 5-year guarantee

In celebration of Falcon Loudspeakers’ 50th Anniversary Falcon has crafted a very limited edition (100 pairs worldwide) LS3/5a in Gold Madrone Burl, along with a special anniversary grille badge.

MD of Falcon Acoustics Jerry Bloomfield had been sourcing many years for this commemorative edition, after many twists and turns they finally found a batch of Gold Madrone Burl that is highly sought-after by Rolls-Royce and Bentley at premium pricings for car interior decoration.

With proper processing, polishing and lacquering treatment, showing a unique, elegant and beautiful golden yellow finish, as a tribute to Malcolm Jones and Valerie Jones,  founders of Falcon Acoustic who was KEF chief designer in 1961 and developed the combination of T27 and B110 units.

Representing the pinnacle of this design, an absolutely gorgeous Golden Madrone finish to complement the iconic two-way bookshelf.

* 50th Anniversary limited production of 100 pairs.

Fully licensed by the BBC and hand assembled by Falcon in Oxford England.

100% UK/EU sourced parts

The world-renowned Classic BBC Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a is the only authentic LS3/5a made that meets the original 1976 BBC Specification.

The only LS3/5a in production to faithfully reproduce the BBC’s original October 1976 design.

The drivers are the famous Falcon B110 and Falcon T27 tweeter, both designed by Malcolm Jones, the original designer of the KEF B110 and KEF T27, used in the original 15 ohm LS3/5A version used by the BBC.

Both drive units are handmade in the UK to ensure highest quality, grading and consistency, are identical to the original LS3/5A drive units.

Gold Badge speakers offer a more refined top-end, with deeper extended bass on top of Falcon’s already accurate, neutral timber and legendary soundstage.

Superb midrange, pinpoint imaging, good depth and dimensionality which belies its size.

Gold Badge edition offers even better resolution in the midrange and smoother treble extension. 

The classic “BBC monitor” – audiofi.net/

Mounted on Falcon’s multi-layer FL6/23 printed circuit board, the upgraded crossovers are hand-built using enhanced BBC specification large transformer-style inductors, specially designed capacitors, and ultra-low inductance resistors.

The Falcon LS3/5a Gold Badge features Falcon’s upgraded Gold Badge crossovers, an upgraded design inspired by the limited edition “Kingswood Warren” speakers.

Sold in matched pairs, supplied with intruction manual, individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

5-year guarantee.

2-way infinite baffle (sealed box)
138mm Falcon Acoustics B110 Mid/Bass driver – Graded and computer matched

19mm Falcon Acoustics T27 Tweeter – Graded and computer matched

Falcon Acoustics FL6/23 (BBC Design) Graded and pair matched components throughout

Frequency response: 70Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity : 83dB
Nominal Impedance: 15 ohm
Crossover Frequency: 3kHz
Dimension: H305 x W190 x D165 mm
Weight : 5.3kg each

“The speakers offered the organic, rich midrange I expected to hear from an LS3/5a design, but it also provided an amazing extended bass that I didn’t expect to hear. I was entranced by the richness of these minuscule speakers, a sound augmented by the Mastersound amp they were connected to. The soundstage and imaging were also out of this world!” – hifitrends.com

Legendary true-to-spec B110 drivers and T27 tweeters housed in graded Baltic Ply cabinets, it’s no wonder why some reviewers are saying they might be the best LS3/5a ever produced for general consumption.”

Price:  RM-