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RE: Want to try monitors

If the OP reallty wants to retain a fair measure of what the Quad's offer ( but nothing equals them in the midrange)plus dynamics, extended treble and all round capability then he should look at ATC actives such as the SCM19A. Many years ago I changed from my ESL63s to SCM 50As as they had many similar charctersistics in the field of clarity. Even today friends owning Quad 57s remark on how my updated ATC SCM 50ASLs sound like giant electrostatics.

The OP has not listed his Manley system in his profile ( he has a Pass based one there) so amp power is unknown. Away from the actives ATC speakers do require a fair bit of driving which is why ATCs own amps are pretty powerful. Some Manleys will do the job and others are too small, but in this case we don't know.

It all also depends upon the OP's budget which is also unknown.



Edits: 02/22/17

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