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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by wee tee cee View Post
    I would encourage you to hear them before purchase, to make sure they are ok.

    You can get bulgin plugs on e bay..

    Hi Tony

    Their from an auction so i am not sure i would be allowed to test them but i can only ask.... How would i go about the process of testing what do i need to need to look out for fault wise can they just be plug and play i have see most for spares or repair - yours look blooming lovely....

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    trouble with these is, if they need redone by quad, its a lot of wonga.
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    They can have numerous problems, especially if they have been stored in a shed or garage for years. The only way to check, is to fire them up to warm and then play.

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    If they have not been in use for ages they will need quite a while-maybe an hour to charge up properly.

    The should be silent when charging no crackles or rustling sounds.

    On playing them you want to make sure all the panels are making sound-treble in the middle and bass panels either side.

    They dont like damp or humid conditions-depends where and how they have been stored.

    Look at them when playing, any sparks on the panels or crackles in the sound means they are arcing.

    Ive found the 57s to be more robust than my 63s.

    If you get a pair fit limiters to protect them and Ive found the OTA widgets to be an asset when using SS amps.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thank you Dave . Grant and Tony

    Here is hoping
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    Cable Talk Speaker Cable
    Vinyl
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    Tisbury Passive Pre
    Quad 405 MK1 Power
    Royd Minstrel Speakers
    Van Den Hul Hybrid Speaker Cable / Profigold Interconnects


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    Dan,
    Your welcome-they make music beautifully....female voices like Ella are spellbinding.

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    I would love to be in the UK and get these. I've always wanted to try them and can't imagine finding a better looking pair. Unfortunately shipping to me would involve a bloody lot of packing and worry grrr
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    Dan, there is a guy in Poole who is a wizard with all Quad gear & electrostatics in particular. He is semi retired now but does take work in as & when he feels like it, I could give you his number if you like?
    He is likely to be a whole lot cheaper than One Thing or Quad as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedracer View Post
    Dan, there is a guy in Poole who is a wizard with all Quad gear & electrostatics in particular. He is semi retired now but does take work in as & when he feels like it, I could give you his number if you like?
    He is likely to be a whole lot cheaper than One Thing or Quad as well.
    Hi Brook

    Yes i know Ian Piper well and have known him for a good few years many times taking gear over their with my dad wonderful guy i may give him a shout to test them not seen him since march last year i hope he is well.

    Thank you for recommendation

    System A
    LA Audio A30 Valve Amplifier
    Yamaha CDX 860
    Rogers LS7 Speakers
    Cable Talk Speaker Cable
    Vinyl
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / Van Den Hul Bearing Upgrade - Battery powered Radio Shack Passive Pre
    Second
    Tisbury Passive Pre
    Quad 405 MK1 Power
    Royd Minstrel Speakers
    Van Den Hul Hybrid Speaker Cable / Profigold Interconnects


    Collection:
    Tannoy 615 , DC 1000 , ARC 101 , Ruark Talisman , Luxman 507 , Nytech 252 , Cyrus One , Technics 909 Pre and Power , Quad 33 - 303 , Sugden A28 , NAD 3020 , Pioneer A300R Precision & 505's , Yamaha CR 1000 & 820 , Marantz 2225 , Quad 34 . Dovedale III , Heybrook Point 5 , Celeastion A1 Compact , Linn Tukan

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    I am collecting them either Wednesday or Friday this week

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    LA Audio A30 Valve Amplifier
    Yamaha CDX 860
    Rogers LS7 Speakers
    Cable Talk Speaker Cable
    Vinyl
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / Van Den Hul Bearing Upgrade - Battery powered Radio Shack Passive Pre
    Second
    Tisbury Passive Pre
    Quad 405 MK1 Power
    Royd Minstrel Speakers
    Van Den Hul Hybrid Speaker Cable / Profigold Interconnects


    Collection:
    Tannoy 615 , DC 1000 , ARC 101 , Ruark Talisman , Luxman 507 , Nytech 252 , Cyrus One , Technics 909 Pre and Power , Quad 33 - 303 , Sugden A28 , NAD 3020 , Pioneer A300R Precision & 505's , Yamaha CR 1000 & 820 , Marantz 2225 , Quad 34 . Dovedale III , Heybrook Point 5 , Celeastion A1 Compact , Linn Tukan

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