ESSENTIAL READING: Vintage Glory: Quad ESL-63 and Electrostatic Solutions

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The part time audiophile writes: I am the first to admit that I have not been steadfast and unwavering in my love. No. Instead, I have been anything but. I am unfaithful.

In fact, it’s probably fair to level this critique in rather stronger language: I am downright promiscuous.

I confess! I confess!

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Admitting in public that I, a fan of horn-based loudspeakers, am also a fan of vintage electrostatic panel speakers, will no doubt be taken as something of a sacrilege. The fact that I also have a long list of dynamic loudspeakers in my “most wanted” list can only be seen as an unmistakable sign of my wanton ways, if not evidence of outright mental instability.

But it’s true. I love me some panels.

I don’t really have an excuse, or even much of an explanation, other than I really enjoy experience more than theory — at least when it comes to “art appreciation”. The fact that there seems to me to be “many paths” that end in audio satisfaction is actually directly reflective of a theology of “wild abundance”, but that’s another sermon entirely.

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My emotional delight today is entirely consumed by newest toy, a pair of vintage Quad ESL-63, by way of Robin Wyatt of Robyatt Audio and Kent McCollum of Electrostat Solutions.

If you’re a devotee of the audio show circuit, Robin is a .....

Continues @ https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2016/02/29/vintage-glory-quad-esl-63-and-electrostatic-solutions/

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