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ESL-2805 Electrostatic Loudspeaker

The ESL-2805 is the smaller of the two models using four panels rather than the six of the larger model. The inner two panels of the ESL-2805s construction, again utilise the concentric anode rings for point source imaging, and the outer rings are again linear in their response. Whilst absolute bass extension and dynamic ability is less than it's larger brother, the ESL-2805 offers a sublime performance.

The clarity of mid-range for which the Quad are most famed is fully in evidence, as is the sparkling detail and transparency that has long been the hallmark of this series. Their response characteristics are virtually identical and a base weight of 34.8kg together with the rigid bracing, ensures they are suitably deep in bass and dynamic enough to fill all but the largest of listening rooms. For the Quad aficionado without the need or desire for the additional bass extension of the larger model this, the smaller of the ESLs is still regarded as the pinnacle of electrostatic refinement.

ESL-2905 Electrostatic Loudspeaker

The ESL-2905 is the largest of our full-range ESL models. It employs six electrostatic panels, the inner two utilising the concentric rings of anodes used to create the point source image. Whilst all electrodes receive the same music signal, each electrode area reacts slightly differently, such that treble frequencies appear to come from the centre of the speaker.

This often leads to the belief that a crossover separates the signals, but this is not the case. The outer panels (three above and three below), are linear panels, the entire surface of each reacting in unison to the signal. The large overall surface area is necessary to provide deep bass extension and dynamic response. Construction is a combination of tensioned aluminium extrusions coupled to stainless steel support structures, with a piano gloss wooden trim. The substantial base construction is finished with piano gloss side cheeks and high-quality terminations.

Internally, the highest quality components are used, including rare core transformers and high-grade audiophile capacitors. Three types of protection system are used to ensure the speakers are difficult to damage when over driven. A rigid three-dimensional structural support system, combined with an overall speaker mass of 41.6kg ensures the maximum transmission of sound energy resulting in the most dynamic and powerful Quad ESL ever produced.

Elite Series

The Quad Elite Series has been developed employing the strongest design features derived from its 99 series predecessor, but exhibiting updated internal audiophile-class components, highly specified transformers, multi-layer circuit boards and the latest, most advanced software available.
Building upon the classic Quad sound but adding increased clarity and definition, the series ensures that the quality of musical performance is more accessible and conveys the actual message of the artist. Intended as a fully integrated system, each Elite series model works best when paired with one another.
Each product in the Elite Series is enhanced according to the highest of engineering standards to ensure that ease of use, seamless connectivity, fully balanced audio signals and intelligent control systems that allow complete control via the remote handset is achieved.
Encased with a sleek new modern aluminium casework design in deep grey with a matte black front panel which maintains Quad's bold but stylishly elegant aesthetic.
Constructed using superior class cast alloy which ensures that quality is according to Quad's standards and in turn guarantees a valuable investment that will last a lifetime whilst garnering much merit over years of use. The Elite Series include: Elite CD-S, Elite CD-P, Elite Stereo, Elite Mono, Elite FM and Elite Pre. 

L Classic Series

The L Classic series is one of the finest conventional loudspeakers available today.
Conceived as an affordable introduction to the values of Quad, it retains many of the virtues of our flagship loudspeakers, combining midrange with detail and resolution well beyond the standard of its class.
Each loudspeaker in this series is completely handcrafted, from precision voice-coils to the application of lacquer finish, everything is built, applied, cut and polished manually to ensure the highest standard of quality.