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garyjac's The Quad ESL System
IP Address: Last Update: July 08, 2013 at 14:55:48
Amplifier: Manley Snapper mono blocks, Ming Da 805C monos, Velleman K8010 (modded) monos.
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Modular Electronics ME 25, World Audio Design Pre-II (modded) Yaqin Phono stage
Speakers: Stacked Quad ESL (original ESL) in custom frames.
CD Player/DAC: Rega Research Saturn
Turntable/Phono Stage: Aura T/table. Origin Live Conqueror Arm. Ortofon Rondo Bronze, Ortofon Jubilee, Denon 103 and Denon 103R cartridges. Bob's Devices Sky 30 SUT. Graham Slee Fanfare phono stage and ME 25 integrated phono stage.
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Belden and coppper wires.
Tweaks: SQ 3 frames on speakers
Room Size (LxWxH): 24 x 15 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Sound Acoustics bass traps/absorbers and mass loaded vinyl traps in corners. Room is flat plus or minus 4dB from 40Hz to 20kHz
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Classical, Jazz, Lounge, New World - almost anything except heavy duty Opera and Rap Crap
System Goals/Comments: Perhaps to modify the Velleman K8010 beyond recognition although it is a very good amp as it stands.
System Strengths: Mid Range that cannot be beaten. Effortless and relaxing sound when used within limits. Huge 3D sound stage.
System Weaknesses: Perhaps a better CD deck?
Video/HT System: None
URL Link: http://www.quadesl.org
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: I run a web site that supports hobbyists wishing to rebuild the old Quad ESL with materials and information ( for sale).

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