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Posted on February 6, 2024 at 14:19:16
mbnx01
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Location: Eagle, Idaho
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Had them twelve years now.



'A lie is halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on'. -Mark Twain

 

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RE: Quad 57's (pic) , posted on February 6, 2024 at 16:21:50
66mgb
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Location: Neskowin Oregon
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Very nice, my late friend had some stacked 57's best detail I have ever heard!

 

Great looking pair, posted on February 6, 2024 at 17:17:51
G Squared
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I like that your cabinet wood is a match.
Gsquared

 

RE: Quad 57's (pic) , posted on February 7, 2024 at 05:15:05
gja
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Posts: 27
Location: NJ
Joined: February 8, 2003



Beautiful speakers! You have impeccable taste!
Here's my Electrostatic Solutions pair.

 

RE: Quad 57's (pic) , posted on February 7, 2024 at 13:39:07
George S. Roland
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Location: N W Pennsylvania
Joined: March 20, 2004
Beautiful-looking system!
A few questions.... Have these been worked on by any of the Quad restorers? are you using some subs with them? What are your other components?
Many thanks!

 

Oh yeah, posted on February 7, 2024 at 14:16:44
mbnx01
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Posts: 7952
Location: Eagle, Idaho
Joined: October 22, 2004
Wayne Picquet did what he used to call 'the full monty' on these. They're perfect in looks and sound.

Mofi Ultradeck into a Sutherland phono into a Hegel H190.

I do have a Dynaudio sub, works surprisingly well. I'm carefull to not turn it up too loud.




'A lie is halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on'. -Mark Twain

 

RE: Oh yeah, posted on February 7, 2024 at 14:23:33
kentaja
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I was actually visiting Wayne when he was working on your speakers. I helped him with your pair and several others. As I recall the summer of 2012?

 

RE: Oh yeah, posted on February 7, 2024 at 14:25:53
mbnx01
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Location: Eagle, Idaho
Joined: October 22, 2004
That sounds right.

I wanted to start with a pair that was pretty clean, took a long time to find them. Glad I was patient.






'A lie is halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on'. -Mark Twain

 

RE: Oh yeah, posted on February 7, 2024 at 15:00:08
kentaja
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Yes that is what I tell everyone looking for a pair. Cosmetics, condition of the screen is what matters. Everything else can be rebuilt, replaced and made new but there is only so much that can be done with the screens.

Wayne did all the panel, rebuild work on your pair I put them together.

 

RE: Quad 57's (pic) , posted on February 9, 2024 at 11:20:40
George S. Roland
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Location: N W Pennsylvania
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This is a beautiful setup to see! Congratualtions! I find it particularly heartening to see the inmates' systems that involve the original ESLs. I think they are quite lovely objects and you have incorporated yours into a visually engaging setting.
I have a pair, and I just love their sound.

 

RE: Quad 57's (pic) , posted on February 9, 2024 at 13:32:52
gja
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Posts: 27
Location: NJ
Joined: February 8, 2003
Thanks George.

I've been at this hobby for 40 + years. First heard Quads sometime around 1984 at HiFi Haven in New Brunswick NJ. Lusted after them ever since. Been through all kinds of planars and then high efficiency single drivers with SET's until I was finally able to score this pair about 1.5 years ago. Never had more fun!

 

RE: Quad 57's (pic) , posted on February 16, 2024 at 00:56:29
jennconducts
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Posts: 162
Location: Central CA Coast
Joined: April 5, 2005
Lovely, congrats! I pick up my first pair tomorrow! On consignment at my local record store. I listened to verify that there is nothing obvious wrong with them, but otherwise, I couldn't tell anything about how they will ultimately sound due to the location. I'm taking a chance because he made me an offer that I could not refuse. They have been serviced, though by whom I don't know. Stands included. Cosmetically good. Fingers crossed!

Jenn

 

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