The Falcon Acoustics Classic 15 ohm LS3/5a is fully Licensed by the BBC, and hand-assembled by Falcon in Oxford England. It is the only LS3/5a in production that faithfully replicates the original BBC design published in October 1976. The cabinets are hand made from specially selected graded Baltic Ply, and use selected grade Beech fillets. They are British made to BBC specification, and are available in a variety of natural wood veneers with a Tygan Cloth front grille. The Falcon Acoustics LS3/5as are sold in matched pairs only, and are supplied with an Instruction Manual, Individually Numbered Certificate of Authenticity and come with a 5 year Guarantee.

The Falcon LS3/5a is now available as an upgraded ‘Gold Badge’ version, designed to emulate the sound of the original and extremely rare ‘Kingswood Warren’ LS3/5a. It uses an enhanced FL6/23 crossover featuring a new transformer, polypropylene film capacitors and ultra-low inductance resistors. The crossovers are hand made to BBC/Falcon specification in the UK/EU and hand-assembled by Falcon Acoustics. The upgraded Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a is recognisable by the gold badge on the back of the cabinet.


  • System type: Two-way infinite baffle (sealed box)
  • Frequency response: 70Hz – 20kHz ± 3dB
  • Sensitivity: 83dB for 2.83V @ 1m
  • Nominal impedance: 15 ohm
  • Bass/Midrange driver: 138mm Falcon Acoustics B110 – Graded and Computer Matched
  • Tweeter: 19mm Falcon Acoustics T27 – Graded and Computer Matched
  • Crossover: Falcon Acoustics FL6/23 (BBC Design) Graded and pair matched components throughout (also FL6/23 Gold Badge version)
  • Crossover frequency: 3kHz
  • Cabinet: Selected grade Baltic Birch Ply, Beech battens, internally damped
  • Finishes: Cherry, Walnut, Rosewood, Burr Walnut, Yew natural wood veneers (Special editions: Gold Badge)
  • Dimensions: 305mm H x 190mm W x 165mm D.
  • Weight: 5.35 kgs each


Review links:

Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a, Hi Fi Plus 162  SEE REVIEWS AND DOWNLOADS

Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a, Hi Fi News Jan 2019, Outstanding Product   SEE REVIEWS AND DOWNLOADS

Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a,, 5 STAR Applause Award  READ FULL REVIEW HERE

Falcon Acoustics ‘Gold Badge’ LS3/5a, The Ear, 5 STAR SEE REVIEWS AND DOWNLOADS

Falcon Acoustics ‘Gold Badge’ LS3/5a, Hi Fi Choice Jan 2021, Recommended SEE REVIEWS AND DOWNLOADS