Seen for the very first time last month at the Hi-Fi Show Live 2019 in the UK, Rogers’ famous Rogers LS5/9 Classic speakers are now available in Australia. [Click image to enlarge.]

Although the BBC’s engineers originally designed the Rogers LS5/9 Classic speakers for monitoring use in the studio, and they’re still perfect for that application—they’re equally perfect for enjoying accurate music reproduction in the home,’ said Aleksandar Maksimovic, of Audio Magic, which distributes Rogers speakers in Australia. ‘The only thing you might need to do is adjust the level of the high frequencies, which on the LS 5/9 is done via precision resistor jump links handily located right on the front baffle.

The new Rogers LS5/9 pairs the latest version of Audax’s HD34 soft dome tweeter with a critically flared polypropylene 210mm bass/midrange driver. Rogers modifies this tweeter by adding a dispersion loading protective plate. The 27 components used to build the 18dB/octave crossover network are hand-soldered using silver solder onto a single layer copper track fibreglass PCB. 

The ‘new production’ LS5/9 speakers are manufactured in the UK from 9mm Russian Birch plywood that’s finished with real wood veneer. Walnut, Rosewood and Olive finishes are available ex-stock, but many special finishes are available for special order, plus the cabinets can be painted in any RAL colour of your choosing.

Rogers of England has been synonymous with quality audio equipment since it was founded in 1947 by Jim Rogers,’ said Maksimovic. ‘Through creativity and innovative ideas, he produced a succession of consistently improved and refined systems. Now in its 71st year, Rogers is relaunching some familiar ‘famous’ products as well as some new ones, so once again, Rogers will set the standards for a new generation of music lovers.

The Rogers LS 5/9 is available now in standard colours for $9,490 per pair. For more information, contact Audio Magic


Manufacturer’s Specifications: Rogers LS 5/9

System Type: Two-way
Cabinet  Type: Bass-reflex
Tweeter: 34mm (Audax with phase correction)
Mid/Bass: 210mm (Rogers polypropylene)
Frequency Response: 50Hz–26kHz (±3dB)
Sensitivity: 89dBSPL (1-watt/1-metre)
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω
Maximum SPL: 106dBA (typical in room)
Cabinet: 9mm Birch plywood hardwood battens
Grille: Black Tygan
Finish: Walnut, Rosewood and Olive finish as standard
Connections: 4mm banana sockets
Dimensions (HWD): 460×275×285mm
Weight: 12kg
Price: $9,490