McIntosh LS310 Floorstanding Speakers

LS310

Bookshelf speaker

User Reviews (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5  
Allan Teo   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 17, 2009]

I picked up this pair of speaker used at $1000 and I got a big surprise .....It was the most musical speaker I even owned. Singing is so natural and clear and real. I only used british integrated and CD player and they already sounded so good,

Thank you mcintosh

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Jon   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 25, 2000]
Strength:

Clarity, detail, and volume

Weakness:

Deep bass

These are fantastic bookshelves that are well worth picking up used. They have only a little of the "Live" feel I've heard in larger speakers in the $1000+ per range, but they still sound fantastic. The major shortcoming is that they can't handle loud, deep, seat of the pants bass. The bass is extremely tight, they just don't go down to 20 and will distort with super low-bass at high volumes. Those are the weaknesses. Everything else is their strength. They really sound wonderful.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Mike   an Audio Enthusiast [Nov 08, 1998]

LS310 Bookshelf system. Walnut or black ash finish. 2-way system with 8" LD/HP woofer and 1" aluminum dome tweeter. Resetting solid state
protection. Crossover at 2500Hz. Terminals for bi-amp/bi-wire. Impedance
4 ohms. Output 84dB @1w/1m [87dB @ 2.83v]. Power rating 200w. Size
18-1/2"H, 10-1/2"W and 10-1/2"D. Weight 24.5 lb.
these speakers sound excellent, I did a spectograph of their freq. with pink noise CD test disc and they are better than McIntosh rates them with frequency. Highs are excellent, mid range and image excellent and bass is good and suprising for a bookshelf speaker. Check out this speaker!!!!!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Jason Wittington   Audiophile [Sep 22, 2000]
Strength:

Clear, tight, beautiful sound, low distortion

Weakness:

Absolutely none!!

McIntosh is the speaker of all speeakers. Their unique build quality provides them with the best sound on the earth. Definitely worth every penny, and they are built to last!!!

Similar Products Used: Klipsch, Paradigm, Infinity, Bose, Legacy
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Bill Conley   Audio Enthusiast [Jun 28, 2000]
Strength:

Excellent Highs and Mids

Weakness:

Very sensitive to recording noise

I'm beginning my quest towards audiophilehood. Anyway, I found a pair of McIntosh LS310s on the used market. I upgraded from a pair of KLH 71s. Certainly a big improvement in a much smaller package. Granted I miss the big bass sound, but these are bookshelf sized speakers, and my expectations were lower than the speaker produced. I am happy with the overall sound. However, in listening to my 1955 recording of Bach's Goldberg variations performed by Gleen Gloud. I was very disapointed at how much buzz there was on the recording. I can hardly stand to listen to one of my favorite CDs. A digitally reworked version also exists, so I will have to invest there.
I quickly discovered that the buzz was not completely due to a bad CD. In listening to Ravel's Bolero I found similar results. The KLHs are much better at bringing down the buzz level.
In examining these speakers with HDCD recordings the result is fantastic. I sat virtually mesmerized by the sound coming out of these small speakers. The soundstaging and imagining are very good, as are most speakers which retail for ~1300.
Anyway, 4 stars due to their inability to hide any buzz.

Similar Products Used: Big floorstanding speakers...
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Showing 1-5 of 5  

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.

audioreview.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

Other Web Sites in the ConsumerReview Network:

mtbr.com | roadbikereview.com | carreview.com | photographyreview.com | audioreview.com