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Quad ESL 2805

Quad ESL 2805
alaScore 81

4 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Quad ESL 2805. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Quad ESL 2805 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 4 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Expert review by: Jim Hannon (

Quad ESL-2805 Loudspeaker


Have you ever had a reference component in your system for years and sold it because you felt that something else just had to be better? Perhaps my biggest audio regret is selling my Crosby-modified Quad ESL-63s with their matching stands. The major...

The Quad ESL-2805 is a superior execution of Peter Walker's groundbreaking design and vaults the performance of the Quad even higher up in the reference category. The addition of mass, rigidity, and bracing to the frame, better parts, as well as...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: (

Quad ESL 2805


This is the fiftieth anniversary of a hi-fi legend. It was 1957 when Quad stunned the hi-fi world by introducing the first full-range speaker based an electrostatic (as distinct from the usual electro-dynamic) principle of operation

Magnificent midband with great coherence, Fine neutrality, Exceptional low-level detailing, Delivers pin-point stereo imaging

Limited bass weight and loudness capability is less well suited to rock, Can be system fussy, Needs to be well clear of rearward wall

Not a great rocker, but this genuine high-end reproducer sets the standard for natural realism of voices and acoustic instruments

May, 2007

Expert review by: staff (

Quad ESL 2805 review


50 years later and Quad still knows how to deliver the goods

p>Magnificent midband with great coherence Fine neutrality Exceptional low-level detailing Delivers pin-point stereo imaging</p

p>Limited bass weight and loudness capability is less well suited to rock Can be system fussy Needs to be well clear of rearward wall</p

May, 2007

Expert review by: (

Quad ESL 2805


In many ways these Quads are exceptional, but they're not all-round talents

Astonishing cohesion ; midrange naturalness ; detail resolution

Fussy about positioning ; lack the dynamic punch of some rivals ; slightly lumpy bass

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Passive
Signal Connection:Wired

General Features

Number of Speakers:Not Applicable
Speaker Type:Front / Stereo