PRACTICAL HI-FI & AUDIO December 1975: JBL Century 100, Lecson, Quad, Sugden and …

Also ….. A lot of information on vintage JBL equipment can be found at the following Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/JBLALTEC/permalink/844140395770562/?comment_id=844192352432033&notif_id=1517571314044054&notif_t=group_comment&ref=notif   Also ….. Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive

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Do Tube Amps go better with QUAD 2805’s Speakers?

I’m very happy with a pair of QUAD 2805’s which I bought new about 1yr ago. I’ve been using a VTL 5.5 Preamp w/phono, LP12, Zeta Arm, BlackBird, Ayre 7E CD, VTL 225 Deluxe Monoblocks converted to 6550c’s w.shunyata Tiapan helix PC’s,Diamond Racing cones on Solid Steel ampstands, Nordost Heimdall speaker cables. Also a Janus […]

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QUAD: Resurrecting the marginalised QUAD 405-2 (solution #2)

Hi, I’m Neil McCauley / editor in chief and I’m on a mission to resurrect this excellent classic British design. In short, to distance it from the widespread perception that it’s purely for the pipe and slippers brigade. Yes, of course it does to some extent have it’s roots in that patronized yet well-meaning market […]

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QUAD: Resurrecting the marginalised 405-2 (solution #1)

Hi, I’m Neil McCauley / editor in chief and I’m on a mission to resurrect this excellent classic British design. In short, to distance it from the widespread perception that it’s purely for the pipe and slippers brigade. Yes, of course it does to some extent have it’s roots in that patronized yet well-meaning market […]

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CROFT: Quad or Croft?

The thread starts: 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, […]

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Quad II Anniversary Gold Jubilee Monoblocks

  The thread starts: Does anyone have any experience of these and how they might compare sound wise to the original. I believe they were made in the UK unlike the current repros which are Chinese. Continue HERE Also ….. Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Also ….. Please click HERE […]

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QUAD: 303 treble anomalies?

Wonder if the brains trust has any advice for me. Just taken delivery of a lovely Quad 303, restored by Rob at AmpLabs (who’s been a perfect gent throughout) to match the original design but with old components swapped for new. I’m almost completely delighted with the results – warmth, intimacy, believability, it really draws […]

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QUAD ESL 2812 electrostatic loudspeaker test review

Chris Thomas (HiFi+) writes:  After much dropping of hints I was offered the chance to spend a couple of months living with the latest Quad Electrostatic speaker, the 2812. Many years ago I owned three different pairs of the original ESL 57s over a relatively short period of time. I kept buying them, selling them […]

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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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