Inspired by the success of our BBC LS3/6, the Stirling Broadcast SB-88 is a two-way loudspeaker designed by Derek Hughes. It draws on his decades of experience in reference quality loudspeaker design whic the BBC in the 1970s. Derek’s design has retained the essential character of the LS3/6 by high frequency custom drive units and a special high quality crossover. The SB-88 cabinets use the same thin wall 9mm birch plywood as used in our acclaimed LS3/6 and LS3/5a V2 loudspeakers. Double thickness rubber pads dampen cabinet wall resonances and acoustic foam controls internal standing waves.
The result is a low colouration yet dynamic and involving loudspeaker which exhibits excellent stereo imaging and a wonderful fluid vocal quality. Sitting perfectly between our LS3/5A V2 and the LS3/6, the SB-88 is ideal for applications where the LS3/6 is too large. It sounds extremely similar to the LS3/6, giving just little away to its larger brother in the bass and extreme high frequency areas. Although designed with the domestic user in mind, the SB-88 has also found favour with professionals.
The Stirling Broadcast SB-88 was reviewed in the February 2014 edition of the Stereophile magazine and as a result was listed as a Stereophile Class B speaker: “With a convincing soundstage and a sound that was laid-back, sweet, and honest, the SB-88 always drew ST deep into the music.
” The SB-88 comes with our standard 5 year warranty on the drive units and crossovers.