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In Reply to: RE: Vintage speaker for classical that does it all? posted by ph5y on April 09, 2017 at 13:25:55
I bought a pair of Quad esl 63 last year and I am absolutely
happy with them. I mostly listen to classical music. Contrary to what many say they deliver enough clean bass and can be listened to outside the famous "sweet spot" without any major changes in sound.
Quad ESLs are probably beyond my budget. But isn't it dangerous to buy them used? I think of them as delicate speakers that nobody can repair except Quad, at a very high cost. Like buying a used sports car. Am I wrong?
It's never too late to turn back the clock.
More than 30K pairs of Quad esl 63 have been sold and there are numerous experts who are able to repair them. In Germany for example it is the Quad GmbH who had bought the original machines from Quad and is able to repair used models like the 57 and the 63. I bought a used pair which is more than 30 years old and it works fine.
Same, ESl63's with Gradient like subs. I use them primarily to listen to classical at low to mid level volume. They don't do as well with other types of music, but I am very happy with them for classical.
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