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  1. #1
    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: Bournemouth

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    I'm Dan.

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    Hi Guys

    I'm looking out for a pair to complete my 60's Quad collection - I have found a pair for a very reasonable price of £240 but their untested and have been garage stored - are they worth the risk silly question i know they are but what are current value for new panels and EHT units if they need them? How would i go about full testing them if bought as i dont they they have been used for many many years...?

    Look in really good condition but no legs...

    Let me know the +'s and -'s before committing Its one of those i'm going to have to try one day regardless pice is very very fair their in TQ13 Newton abbot if i agree to buy can anyone help get them to me here in bournemouth?

    Thank you
    Daniel
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    Join Date: Nov 2017

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    I'm dave.

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    Hi I have just acquired a set of these and this site is a good place to start http://www.keith-snook.info/loud-spe...-Fi-ESL57.html
    the other thing they are large with a small sweet spot make sure that SHMBO likes them as my wife went ape ( they are now in my man cave AKA shed )

    Dave

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    in PDF form 7mb if you want it
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    Join Date: May 2012

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    Have £1K spare just in case they need a rebuild by Quad or One thing audio , Mid and treble are lovely slightly lacking in bass

    You realy should go and audition them , Train bus walk or you may end up with a £250 project .
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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Have £1K spare just in case they need a rebuild by Quad or One thing audio , Mid and treble are lovely slightly lacking in bass

    You really should go and audition them , Train bus walk or you may end up with a £250 project .
    Yep - what Al says.

    If it were me, I would jump at the chance to obtain a pair at that price. You don't need the legs if you put them on stands. I've listened to nothing but Quad 57s in my system for the last 45 years!

    Go for it!
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