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RE: Quad ESL 57

I don't recall receiving an email but I get a lot so I may have overlooked yours. Apologies if that is the case.

Please feel free to reach out to me through the Asylum email this will go to my personal email. I don't get as much traffic there.

While some people recommend removing the front/rear screens I don't recommend such things. Removing the rear screen will degrade the sound. Some claim this makes it better it doesn't. The rear screen, damping, tweeter felt is there to damp, reduce panel resonances. Removing the material creates a high Q, whompy kind of sound. Some may like that I don't. And objectively I can demonstrate how this moves the speaker in the wrong direction.

Removing the front safety screen will improves things a bit. A little better HF extension and bit more resolution. Yes I 'hear' the front screen but it doesn't screw up the sound. Removing it does expose the user to potentially lethal voltages. If you don't have kids, animals, drunk friends you are probably OK just don't go poking around when the amplifiers are on, playing.

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