Both Speakers are in Great Condition!
Stirling sourced drivers from SEAS and Scanspeak and asked Derek Hughes to develop a new crossover to match the original sound of the LS3/5a. The new mid-bass driver has a formed polypropylene co-polymer cone with a damping coat and a synthetic rubber roll surround. The tweeter uses a doped fabric dome. The crossover has 3-steps in the higher frequency range to match the drivers within 0.5dB of the original. Since this Stirling Broadcast monitor no longer uses the original drivers a V2 suffix was added, they claim that it is as close to the LS3/5a serial numbers 001/002 as possible. It uses 9mm birch plywood panels with bituminous damping pads, sticks to the same dimensions, has a cloth front panel that needs to stay in place, a lossy cabinet with screwed-on front and rear panels and of course has felt pads around the tweeter. Although the V2 is a true derivative of the original it is said to have improved and extended bass response and a greater handling of dynamics.