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    Default Factory clearout of old Rogers BBC speakers

    We'll be featuring our recent expansion into the adjacent factory in an upcoming Newsletter. One justification for the move was to give us more production space, another to consolidate the various additional premises we have been renting in the local area for storage and office space. I am charged with responsibility for clearing our general store. In it there are several pairs of Rogers BBC LS5/8 monitors, their matching active QUAD AM8/16 amplifiers, 12" 5/8 bass units and possibly one of two LS5/9 monitors and 5/8-5/9 tweeter spares. These have been traded-in by the BBC/ITV/pro broadcasters at various times for Monitor 40s, 30s and 20s. All we need is one reference pair of LS5/8s (the best being an oak pair from BBC Northern Ireland drama dept.).

    We could, as we have done before, break up these cabinets, save the drive units and reduce the amount of space needed by them. I'd rather find good homes for them complete. We have been told that there is a Rogers forum and maybe someone here would pass this on to them. None of these speaker are in pristine condition; none can be considered perfect, and all the cheap tin buckles of the hand-carry strap on the QUAD amps have rusted although I fully expect the amps to work.

    Our new factory is being painted now and will be racked soon, so we'd like to clear this old historical stuff in the next couple of weeks.

    PLEASE NOTE: The only speakers and parts we have are LS5/8 (= Chartwell PM510 passive), some with AM8/16 active amps and passive LS5/9. No other Rogers models or spare parts - sorry. Prices negotiable as is a contribution to my time for testing any parts/speakers required.

    NOTE 2: The AM8/16s are based on the QUAD 405 amp, with the active filters inside the same case. Some are 405s and some 405/2. The power amp cards and mains transformer/PSU are identical to the original QUAD parts and freely interchangeable with them: all the 'customisation' is in the active filter card bold-ons which if removed, would revert the AM8/16 to the std. 405. If you buy the AM8/16 I would provide full BBC set-up service information.
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK

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    mbbirtill Guest

    Default 5/8s

    im very interested in the ls5/8 and their matching amps - i can pick up as well, what sort of price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbbirtill View Post
    im very interested in the ls5/8 and their matching amps - i can pick up as well, what sort of price?
    2 x 5/8, 2 x AM8/16 (no cables) about GBP300/lot. These items are Alan's own property so you would need to confirm that with him.

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    very interested - can i contact alan by email or pm?

    {Moderator's comment: Message him as A.S. here on the HUG}

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    Default Update

    UPDATE!

    We just do not have the time to allow inspection visits or the like. Nor are we willing to supply to person who will then turn them over to Ebay as we can do that ourselves with a little effort (And perhaps should).

    These speakers are at least 20 years old. They are long out of production.

    They are very specialist units with a particular sound balance that suits a specialist collector *not* a domestic hifi user.

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    Default I am looking for 2 LS5/8 bass-mid drivers

    Hi Alan- do you have a couple of units still available?

    Also, my friend is interested in a pair of complete LS5/8s.

    Thank you very much,

    Justin

    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    We'll be featuring our recent expansion into the adjacent factory in an upcoming Newsletter. One justification for the move was to give us more production space, another to consolidate the various additional premises we have been renting in the local area for storage and office space. I am charged with responsibility for clearing our general store. In it there are several pairs of Rogers BBC LS5/8 monitors, their matching active QUAD AM8/16 amplifiers, 12" 5/8 bass units and possibly one of two LS5/9 monitors and 5/8-5/9 tweeter spares. These have been traded-in by the BBC/ITV/pro broadcasters at various times for Monitor 40s, 30s and 20s. All we need is one reference pair of LS5/8s (the best being an oak pair from BBC Northern Ireland drama dept.).

    We could, as we have done before, break up these cabinets, save the drive units and reduce the amount of space needed by them. I'd rather find good homes for them complete. We have been told that there is a Rogers forum and maybe someone here would pass this on to them. None of these speaker are in pristine condition; none can be considered perfect, and all the cheap tin buckles of the hand-carry strap on the QUAD amps have rusted although I fully expect the amps to work.

    Our new factory is being painted now and will be racked soon, so we'd like to clear this old historical stuff in the next couple of weeks.

    PLEASE NOTE: The only speakers and parts we have are LS5/8 (= Chartwell PM510 passive), some with AM8/16 active amps and passive LS5/9. No other Rogers models or spare parts - sorry. Prices negotiable as is a contribution to my time for testing any parts/speakers required.

    NOTE 2: The AM8/16s are based on the QUAD 405 amp, with the active filters inside the same case. Some are 405s and some 405/2. The power amp cards and mains transformer/PSU are identical to the original QUAD parts and freely interchangeable with them: all the 'customisation' is in the active filter card bold-ons which if removed, would revert the AM8/16 to the std. 405. If you buy the AM8/16 I would provide full BBC set-up service information.

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    We certainly do have 5/8 woofers. Caution though: for Alan to find and successfully test just two tweeters last week he had to remove and test four from complete 5/8 systems. What should have been a 15 min. task took over an hour. This is reflected in the price.

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    OK- great news! How much for 2 of these woofers? I can have a friend collect from you. He works near Haywards Heath. I grew up in Sussex and my surname is Harwood so can I get a family and friends discount?

    Cheers!

    Justin Harwood

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    delatte Guest

    Default 5/8 plus amps - cost?

    Hi!

    is there still a pair of LS5/8 with amps or PM510 available at this time??
    What would be the price??

    Best regards
    Nicolas DELATTE

    {Moderator's comment: speakers are about GBP 400-600/pair, amps 250/pair I think. The amps have corrosion marks on the case but are check as working (or will be).}

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    delatte Guest

    Default Pm510 or ls5/8 ?

    Thanks!!

    is there a pair of PM51O passive available??

    Regards

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    Default 5/8 bass units?

    Hi

    Do you have anything left of LS58. Do you have any 12" bass units which arent knackered?

    Thanks

    {Moderator's comment: we do. Please contact Andy at the factory.}

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    Default AM8/16 amps for LS5/8?

    Very much a longshot!! but do you have any LS 5/8 or PM510 trade ins or AM8/16s amplifier crossover modules left?

    Many thanks

    Simon

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