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Rogers LS55
10 Reviews
rating  4.6 of 5
Description: Floorstanders


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stéphane a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Un commentaire en français pour changer :)
La rogers LS 55 est vraiment une découverte surprenante. Comme écrit dans les post présédents, le médium est incroyable. La bi-amplification est souhaitable pour avoir un grave profond sinon celui-ci sera un peu juste. Le rendu générale est éblouissant.
Les HP medium / basse qui équipent ces enceintes sont bien connus car ils sont similaires au LS2a/2 (LS2a2).
Elles disposent de pointes de découplage d'origine.
Seul petit regret sur ces enceintes, la caisse n'est pas en bois et le placage est en vynil noir.
Acheté 250€ je ne regrette vraiment pas cette achat. Toutefois, j'ai l'impression que la cote de ces enceintes a augmentée car je n'ai pas vu une paire en dessous de 200€.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1995

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bog-Snorkellor a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I thought I'd come back and top up my previous review after extensive listening.
I'm finding it very difficult to replace these damned speakers... Having been looking to upgrade them for several months, it seems that I honestly cannot afford to.
My system has radically changed since the last review and is now;

Teac TRDS T1 Transport
Musical Fidelity X-DAC
Musical Fidelity X-PSU
PJB-01 Passive Pre
Musical Fidelity X10-D
Crimson 620 Power Amp (For Twitters)
Crimson 630 Monoblocks (For Woofters)
Pro-Ject RPM4, RPM9 arm and Shure V15 III MR
Musical Fidelity X-LP
Ecosse Composer Interconnects
CA Studio Reference Interconnects
TNT FFRC Spaker Cable

Big sod innit.
Anyway, I've just added the second power amp and the speakers have filled out nicely... It seems that 100W monoblocks really aren't adequate. (That's 100W into 8 ohms. Most likely 130W into 6 Ohms.) Pushing 150W into these big ugly buggers has really improved their cohesiveness. They sound more natural and bigger than before.
People who believe that over powering speakers is bad clearly do not trust their own listening abilities. If it starts clipping, TURN IT DOWN. If I could, I put a pair of Crimson 640 mono blocks into each speaker. 400W into speakers designed for 120? Nutter? No. These speakers just love their current.

If you have these speakers and are not very impressed... It's your system. Spend money on a better source (your system is NOTHING without a good source) or bolt on some more power.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Siu Lam a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Marantz PM66SE KI Signature (£249, Practical Hifi inc 3yr warranty)
Marantz CD6000 OSE (£229, Practical Hifi inc 3yr warranty)
VDH DB102 MkIII (Ground end at Amp) (£70, Practical Hifi)
QED Silver Anniversary (standard - not bi-wire variety)(£3.85 p/m, Hyperfi)
ROGERS LS55 (Bi-wired using identical length 4m runs)(£110, Hyperfi)
IXOS Gold plated Bananas and spades.

I've chopped and changed this system to see the differences with other AMPS and sources, but the above is my main config.

Many less capable amps would struggle to deliver with these speakers. The CD6000 OSE gives a very smooth fluid output which is sharpened by the amp. Everything in my system plays an important part. But lets look at these magnificaent speakers.

Anyone who's ever worked in a BBC sound studio in days gone by will know the Rogers name very well since they were used as reference speakers for many years.

The overall sound is highly detailed and bi-wiring makes a huge difference. The drivers and tweeter may not be huge but these speakers where genuinely ahead of their time. It's a shame Rogers, like of lot of British manufacturers, couldn't keep up with the pace of change despite most of their products performing so well.

These speakers will highlight both good and bad recordings - there's no compromise! With a good orchestral piece you can easily pick out individual instruments if you try and live recordings are superb.

If you favour fast attacking music you really feel that it keeps up with the pace, AOR rock/pop pumps and hums in the right places, and orchestral sounds feel warm and detailed. A more aggressive Russian piece will hit you. All in all, these speakers will cope with all of them as long as your amp and source can do the same.

I'd be happier to change the source to the Marantz CD6000KI Signature (now it's cheap as chips at £249 as a friend would say). I've tried a friends Roksan Caspian AMP and CD combo and I began to drool like Homer at the sight of doughnuts. The NAD C370 and Rega Brio also suit the Rogers. Oooh, so much to choose from!!!

Musical Tastes:
Heavy/Thrash Metal (from my youth)
Nanci Griffith and other country artists
Rock & Pop

This review can't do these classics enough justice. But remember, the sound you get from your system isn't just about buying the best components and throwing them together!!! Be confident to try things out, chop and change before making a decision.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1996

Purchased At:   Hyperfi in Barking

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Superb midrange and treble especially with vocal and orchestrated music. The clarity is fantastic, although 3D positioning is tricky, you have to be positioned precise to enjoy the speakers at their best.
The bass is a little lacking but this is only to be expected with the size of the drivers fitted, the bass is more than adequate for my listening tastes and my son who is into today’s music sounds compliments the LS55's most strongly.
For value and sound reproduction I cannot recommend the Rogers LS55 Floor Standers high enough, their sound reproduction is far better than I expected them to be in my home. Well done Rogers another QUALITY product.
Go buy and enjoy.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Privately

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jon a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I purchased these speakers from Hyperfi and had already heard them in the past. I was very dissapointed with the sound at first. The whole sound started to break-up when the amp was turned up (note - not 'loud', pounding sound levels - about 1/3 on a Yamaha 100W amp) Given time this improves although they can't handle bass at loud levels. A major factor for a dance fan like myself.
Mid- range and treble are good to v good.
Now for the dissapointment....
The speakers are cheap because Rogers went bust. The speakers have been shipped to Hong Kong and back and spent a few years lying about in damp warehouses. The boxes were mouldy (but the speakers are in a plastic sleave in the box). The mid-driver on one speaker had split from the glue causing an awful mumbling sound. Speaker replaced. The replacement had a tweeter that didn't work!!! Finally i have a pair of 'good' speakers. 2 months later the glue on the bass driver of one speaker seperated and i'm now having them packed off and sent 'again' across the other end of the country to be fixed!!! All my equipment is suitable for the speakers and i never turn the amp past half volume. I'm not happy.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Hyperfi

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