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Stirling Broadcast SB-88 Domestic Monitor Speakers (Pair)

 
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Features

Removable Grill Yes
Impedance 8Ohm
Warranty length 5 Years
Brand Stirling Broadcast

Tech Specs

- Type: Two way stand-mounted loudspeaker, classic thin-wall (9mm) birch plywood construction, internally damped panels.
- Connections: High quality gold plated bi-wire terminals
- Driver complement: Stirling specification 200mm bass/mid driver, 26mm tweeter
- Crossover frequency: 3 kHz
- Power Handling: 90w continuous,150w short term
- Max Sound Level: 107dB, pair @2m
- Sensitivity: 87dB/1watt/1m
- Frequency Response: 48Hz to 18kHz +/-3dB(On HF axis @1m)
- Impedance: 8 ohms nominal
- Cabinet Dimensions: 27cm (12") wide x 30cm (12") deep x 50cm (24") high
- Weight: 14.4kg each (shipping weight 22kg each)

Product Description

The Stirling Broadcast SB-88 Domestic Monitor Loudspeaker is another outstanding design from Derek Hughes. Based on a two-way design, the SB-88 is similar to the LS3/6, but features a slightly smaller cabinet and no super tweeter. The Low and High frequency units are the same custom units which are utilised in the LS3/6.

With a power handling of 90 watts and a frequency response of 48Hz-18kHz, the SB-88 are a well specified and capable loudspeaker, and with a sensitivity of 87dB should be simple to pair with a wide range of amplifiers. Utilising a 22cm SB-4432 Low Frequency drive unit and a 27mm SB-4434 High Frequency unit, the SB-88 have an impedance of 8 ohms so are an easy load. The terminals are bi-wirable and accept 4mm plugs and bare wire up to 4mm.

- Type: Two way stand-mounted loudspeaker, classic thin-wall (9mm) birch plywood construction, internally damped panels.
- Connections: High quality gold plated bi-wire terminals
- Driver complement: Stirling specification 200mm bass/mid driver, 26mm tweeter
- Crossover frequency: 3 kHz
- Power Handling: 90w continuous,150w short term
- Max Sound Level: 107dB, pair @2m
- Sensitivity: 87dB/1watt/1m
- Frequency Response: 48Hz to 18kHz +/-3dB(On HF axis @1m)
- Impedance: 8 ohms nominal
- Cabinet Dimensions: 27cm (12") wide x 30cm (12") deep x 50cm (24") high
- Weight: 14.4kg each (shipping weight 22kg each)

Customer Reviews

  • Rolls

    5 Aug 2020

    Amazingly musical speaker. I've owned nearly all iterations of the ~1.4cu ft thin-wall designs from all the major BBC descendants. This one is quite special. The treble is extended and detailed but also smooth. The bass is more dynamic than that of the direct competitors once the woofers have broken-in. As would be expected from a speaker of this ilk, the midrange is the star of the show - easily on par with the very best of the BBC tradition. It's my opinion that it betters the Harbeth Radial. Imaging and soundstaging is very good for this type of design. It is obvious the drivers are pair-matched with tight tolerances. Overall build is heirloom quality.

    I own many brands and models of speaker. Very few manage to earn a long-term residency in my home. The 88s have earned a permanent place in my stables.

    From what I've gathered, only 250 pairs of 88s were made and it's doubtful that Stirling will produce any more. That's a shame because these are truly special and didn't garner the press they so rightly deserved. Get a pair while you can and rest assured you purchased one of the most musical speakers ever designed.

    There is a web magazine review that compares the 88s with the C7ES3s. Pay it no mind as it's total hogwash. My conclusion was the polar opposite.
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