GRAHAM AUDIO CHARTWELL LS6 STANDMOUNT SPEAKER
Following the success of the Graham Audio LS3/5 and LS5/9, we were curious to discover what could be done with a cabinet that was sized somewhere between the two.
The result is the Chartwell LS6, designed by Derek Hughes. A custom built 6 inch long-throw bass drive unit mated to a compact 17 litre cabinet gives bass extension and power handling that is comparable to the LS5/9. The bespoke 19mm dome tweeter extends to beyond 20kHz. The overall response retains the smoothness of both the LS3/5 and LS5/9.
A large rear mounted port gives effortless bass, while allowing us to minimise the size of the cabinet to allow it to blend easily into typical domestic environments.
A sophisticated crossover network blends the two units and equalises the overall response for optimum performance in free space. A switch on the front baffle adjusts the tweeter level to +1dB or +2dB. This can be useful for situations where the listening position is off axis.
|System||2 Way, reflex loading|
|Enclosure||Thin wall damped construction|
|Finish||Real wood veneer|
|Dimensions (w/h/d)||24cm by 37cm by 26cm|
|Frequency response||45Hz to 20kHz, ±2dB|
|Sensitivity||87dB SPL (2.83V, 1m)|
|Maximum output||Over 100dB for a pair at 2m|
|Tweeter||19mm dome tweeter|
|Recommended amplifier power||50 to 150 watts unclipped programme|