QUAD: Reference ESL-2805 loudspeaker test review

 

John Atkinson writes .....

When I was discussing the qualities of this speaker with Stephen Mejias before committing my thoughts to paper, he perceptively asked what music I'd been playing. Even as I answered—"Chamber music, soft rock, classical orchestral, acoustic jazz"—I got the point. All audio products push you toward music that plays to their strengths, and yes, with the ESL-2805 I had unconsciously avoided high-intensity rock. But with that proviso, Quad's Reference ESL-2805 is very much an "exit-level" speaker. Although these samples will have been returned to the distributor long before you read these words, purchasing a pair of ESL-2805s is definitely on my bucket list.

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