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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?

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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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    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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    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!

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    Hi Guys

    Another pair has come my way we a discussing price at the moment again they have been sat for a while possibly years if purchased what would be the best way to test them and how will i come buy the Bulgin plugs as theirs not supplied with them i am Looking for help here guys and who knows i may have a very tasty pair of 57's on the way...



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    its bulgin
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    I would encourage you to hear them before purchase, to make sure they are ok.

    You can get bulgin plugs on e bay..

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    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Cheers Al...
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