View Poll Results: What is your most treasured component?

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    Default Is that Stat(ic) I hear or domestic distortion?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    Jeff,

    If you can't part with them, why don't you stack them and compare them with your ML's?

    BTW are you going through an identity crisis? You sometimes sign off as "Fjeff" and sometimes as "Jeff". Is the "F" an expletive you sometimes delete ?

    BTW do buy the Xiomara Laugart "La Voz" CD.
    Hi Bernard,

    Each ESL57 set belongs to a Quad generation, 2 and 3 Series so no stacking for me. I did once bring back a pair of Gradient subwoofers from Finland with a view to upgrading to the ESL63 series but my ML Quest z indoctrination fixed that idea!

    Ah the F word, many a laugh has been had over that one, however it purely family tradition that the first born male is named Frederick and then comes his chosen name, in my youth, Fjeff became a nickname that has stuck ever since.

    Thank you for the music pointer, there are a couple of others from you and Todd that I need to order next from Amazon.

    Seriously, a valve 2 Series hifi from Quad with old ESL57s is pure heaven considering they are over 50 years of age, vintage stuff for a holiday house that makes you smile when you you want 'old school' stats and music. Must have really been revelatory in their day!

    Jeff (with a silent F)
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    http://www.stereophile.com/artdudley...g/606listening
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    Jeff,

    I'm sorry I don't follow your statement about the Quad series 2 and 3. Were they so different that they cannot be combined?

    I used to have a pair of 57's, but unfortunately they did not work well in my room; the holographic imaging I had heard in the salesroom was not there in my small room. Great as they sounded, I could not hear any depth; no such problem with my SL3's. I think the Quads need a lot more space to work correctly.

    Alternately to Fjeff, are you also known as Fredj (as in Flintstone)?

    I know you like medieval music, but how about Gregorian Chant and other religious music?

    Bernard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    Jeff,

    I'm sorry I don't follow your statement about the Quad series 2 and 3. Were they so different that they cannot be combined?

    I used to have a pair of 57's, but unfortunately they did not work well in my room; the holographic imaging I had heard in the salesroom was not there in my small room. Great as they sounded, I could not hear any depth; no such problem with my SL3's. I think the Quads need a lot more space to work correctly.

    Alternately to Fjeff, are you also known as Fredj (as in Flintstone)?

    I know you like medieval music, but how about Gregorian Chant and other religious music?

    Bernard
    Not wishing to hog this poll but in case the question might be of interest to others, here are a couple of URLs showing the two generations of Quad hifi, basically 1950's valve and 1960's transistor technology, both of which drove ESL57 stats from Quad. Historically speaking, this is where the commercial manufacture of electrostatic speakers first began and to think we drove this with such minuscule amounts of wattage!........15 watts.......

    http://www.quad-hifi.co.uk/history.php?page=2

    Half way down this page is the Quad 22/II generation
    http://www.rewindmuseum.com/valveamplifier.htm

    Likewise, halfway down this page is the Quad 33/303 Series as well as the 'heaters' as my wife likes to call the ESL57's
    http://www.hifi-studio.de/hifi-klassiker/quad.htm

    So I guess I 'treasure' both systems I have boxed up waiting for a holiday home to be built for them having enjoyed both systems at different times on the journey towards my MLs. I originally used the 33/303 system with Magnaplanar 1 series, my first real "stat" like system. The 22/II Series with ESL57's got me through my first five years without my Maggies in Europe and must blown the doors off conventional speaker thinking in the 1950's when Peter Walker first showed them.

    We as ML owners owe him a lot IMHO, to have had an afternoon with him in Huntingdon, UK is forever etched in my hifi journey mind map.

    Jeff

    PS: A brief history lesson on the beginnings of electrostatic speakers
    http://www.quadesl.org/History/Quad_...d_history.html
    http://www.quadesl.org/History/Actua...tual_esls.html
    Last edited by Krazikiwi; 06-23-2011 at 11:34 PM.
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    JRDG System Sony 5.1 HIFI & HT System
    Burmester System QUAD System

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    My New incomming Logan's

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    My Kiseki Lapus Lazuli moving coil.
    Magnepan 20.1 > ML Descent i (2) > Krell Audio Standard > EAR 868 > Aesthetix Rhea
    VPI TNT/ET2.5/Kiseki Lapus Lazuli > Esoteric P-03/D-03/G0-Rb > Magnum Dynalab Etude SE

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    It has to be my Krell Ksa300s amplifier along with the KrellS-1200u surround processor/preamp. Ah, and of course my beloved SL3's
    SL3's. Theater i, Scenarios, 2 x JL Fathom F113, Krell S-1200U processor / preamp, Krell KSA300S amp for mains, Krell KAV 250A/3 for center and rears, Sonos Connect, Apple TV, Sony VW-60 Black Pearl 1080p Projector, Da-Lite 120" Screen, Sony BDP-500 blu ray player
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    Well, the gear is irrelevant without a voice...so I would say it is my ML SL3s. After that it is the amp of course.

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    When I was a young music lover and aspiring audiofile in the late 80's, I was awestruck by the sound and visual impact of a Michell GyroDec driving a pair of Sequels through a tube amp. This so far ahead of the system I had at the time (Luxman DD turntable, Denon integrated, KEF R104.2) in terms of realism that it could hardly beleive it.

    Now I have a Michell Orbe driving a pair of Vantage through a tube preamp/hybrid monoblock. But I think the Orbe is the most cherished. That was where my "audio dreams fulfilled" system started, and it still the heart of it.

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    Of course it's the ML's but each item helps. the new Magtech is really helping the ML's give of their best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenacity View Post
    Of course it's the ML's but each item helps. the new Magtech is really helping the ML's give of their best
    Congrats on the new Sanders amp, after my ML's, it is also my favorite piece.
    Jonathan

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    Without a doubt it is my Summits. They are a remarkable instrument that bring all manner of human and other voices into the room. My Olive 6hd is a great platform to launch these voices.


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    Easy peasy.

    Ears and balanced hearing.
    Joey "kid with grey hair" V
    System 1: Emm Labs TSDX Transport -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Cary SLP-05 Pre -> Boulder 2060 Stereo Amp -> B&W 802D3, AQ WEL Power Cords, AQ WEL Speaker Wire, AQ Wind (reterminating to XLR)
    System 2: Rotel RA1592 Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    System 3: Rotel RC1570 Preamp -> Rotel RB1582 Stereo Amp -> B&W CM10s2 (ESL11a replacement??)

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