Chartwell LS6 Monitor Loudspeaker

Chartwell LS6 Monitor Loudspeaker

Following the success of the Chartwell LS3/5 and Graham Audio LS5/9, it was decided to develop a speaker that had the smoothness of both with the extension and power handling of the LS5/9, but in a more compact cabinet.

The result is the Chartwell LS6 designed by Derek Hughes.  It is a 17 litre speaker using a custom built long throw 18cm Polypropylene driver, giving similar low frequency power handling as the LS5/9, together with the 19mm tweeter that is highly regarded and used in LS3/5 to handle high frequencies.

A large rear mounted port gives deep effortless bass, while keeping the front aspect compact so as to blend easily into typical domestic environments.

A sophisticated crossover network blends the units and equalises the overall response for optimum performance in free space. A switch on the front baffle adjusts the tweeter level to +1 or +2dB. This can be useful for situations where the listening position is off axis to restore the response to optimum.

The cabinet uses the classic BBC “thinwall” construction, where the panels are mass-loaded to ensure that resonances are moved away from the critical mid-range region, and a layer of Rockwool held in place by fabric provides air damping. Hand-matched veneers are applied and finished to a very high standard. The grille is carefully designed to minimise diffraction effects and is held in place by concealed rare-earth magnets.

Specifications:

System: 2 way reflex loading.

Enclosure: Thinwall damped construction.

Amplifier Power: 50 – 150 watts unclipped program.

Sensitivity: 87dB/2.83v/1m.

Maximum Output: Over 100dB for a pair at 2m.

Nominal Impedance :8 ohms.

Response: 45-20kHz +/-2dB.

Dimensions: 37cm (h) x 24cm (w) x 26cm (d) (not including loudspeaker terminals).

Weight: 9.5 kg

HF level Switch: 0, +1, +2dB

Bass/Midrange: Long throw 165mm Polypropylene.

High Frequency: 19mm dome tweeter.

Recommended Retail Prices:

Cherry Finish – AUD$TBA.

Rosewood Finish – AUD$TBA.

LS6 Stands – AUD$TBA.

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