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One Pair Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL Speakers One careful owner - these ESL speakers are first class condition - truly outstanding sound quality (see the reviews). Reason for sale: need to downsize. Buyer collects please (I did not keep the boxes). These amazing hybrid electrostatic / ported bass driver /speakers have been a total delight to own and enjoy for a few years, but sadly, must now part with them. C/W manuals, power supplies and extras. Oxford area. Price: £1600 cash please. Buyer to collect
Quad ESL 2905 Loudspeakers - £2795, RRP, £6000 **SOLD** 1 owner from new, in excellent condition. Brand new boxes and packing supplied. See the listing on our website here 12 month warranty provided. Read the 5 Star What HiFi review here Elite Audio are part of Audio Emotion, so you can buy with confidence Please call us on 0203 397 1119, PM or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
So last night I finally managed to get to Stevied's to hear his stacked Quad 57's properly. Lets get the obvious bit out of the way... they ain't pretty. At the moment, the top set and bottom set have mismatched covers and the frames are pretty workmanlike. They are big and Steve has to move one around to get in and out of his room. But they sound really nice. No they don't plumb the depths like his old Amphions, but they are balanced, they have enough bass for Steve's room and with the right recordings they are very lifelike. Imaging is not as precise as single 57's, but that also means you can move your head when you listen. We listened to a mixture of music, from B52s, Prodigy, Eagles, War of the Worlds (yes, I tried my usual track, and again, it revealed just how good his Kline pre-amp and the Quads are at producing the atmosphere of the the recording and Richard Burton's voice). They aren't the best speakers for dance music, but it was perfectly listenable and we had the volume up to decent levels. The main thing for me compared with the Amphions (and the Allisons as well) was that I happily listened to the Quads quite loud for the whole evening. They aren't fatiguing and they aren't dominated by the bass. On the (cliched but useful) Hell Freezes Over version of Hotel California, that concert drum doesn't shake the floor, but neither does it come to dominate the recording as it does with other speakers. You listen to the way instruments move and are played, the dynamics are much more obvious. On Eve of the War, the lead in to the opening of the cylinder had so much more detail than I get at home (to be fair, I use a CD and Steve had it on vinyl so that may have been part of the reason) This is the best sound I have heard at Steves, well balanced and full of life. Stacked Quads are definitely something worth hearing. Pictures are a problem - my phone doesnt have a wide enough lens to get them both in! But I'll post the one pic I did take shortly. The rest of Steves system - Garrad 401 (?301) with Morch arm and fancy cart, Kline phono and pre and Beam Echo EL34 powers, makes a good front end. All together it makes a very natural sound that I could listen to for hours and that is ideal for me. On a side note, we tried my Chromecast Audio and marvelled yet again at how a £30 gizmo the size of a hockey puck can sound that good whilst giving access to basically every piece of music going... Steve's next purchase is probably going to be his cheapest.