CROFT: Quad or Croft?

Decision Time. Sspeakers – Harbeth SHL5 Plus – decided. So – after a series of auditions with different sources and pre/power/integrated amplifier combinations with the Harbeth SHL5, I have excluded a few options (all of them excellent in their own right – but NOT for me) – no Devialet, definitely NO Naim, no Pathos. I […]

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QUAD: The Z Stars

They say ….. Like the S Series, which launched in 2015 to widespread acclaim, the new range combines advanced Kevlar-coned bass and midrange drivers with a specially designed ribbon tweeter. The Z Series takes this fundamental design to a whole new level, however, re-engineering the drive units, crossovers and cabinets to provide the perfect bridge […]

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“Help me make sense of this”

“I have quad 405-II amp which is 100 watts per channel. When I hooked up Yamaha RX-V3300 home theatre receiver, in stereo mode, wow I loved the sound !  Yamaha is 130 watts per channel. Does anyone know how much power I am getting in stereo model. Is Yamaha big current amp? Does that mean […]

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QUAD: Their S Series

They say ….. Quad’s new loudspeaker range: the S Series combines Kevlar-coned bass/midrange drivers with a specially designed ribbon tweeter. The range comprises two standmount models (S-1 and S-2), two floorstanders (S-4 and S-5) and a centre speaker for home cinema systems (S-C). At 285mm high, the  S-1 incorporates a 100mm bass/mid cone, while the […]

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HARBETH: From Quad to Harbeth

My last house move left me with a loudspeaker problem; my Quad ESL-63’s really wouldn’t fit properly into the room in which they had to be. I’ve lived with the problem for a while and have jigged and rejigged their position, but it simply hasn’t been working out. So, time to bite the bullet and […]

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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 […]

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Quad ESLs – your amplifier experiences

  I am inviting anyone who has owned the original Quad ESLs, or the ESL 63s, or heard them with known specific amplifiers, to state which speakers, and post your experiences with all or any amplifiers you’ve tried. :yes: I’ll start out. All my experiences are with the original model ESL. I first heard a […]

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