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Quad ESL 57

Quad ESL 57
alaScore 85

9 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Quad ESL 57. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Quad ESL 57 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Gordon (

Quad ESL 57 Floorstanding Speakers


I will not repeat what so many have already said except to comment on the narrow listening. While I agree that these speakers are more sensitive to positioning and the room it is not untrue for other speakers as well.

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Bart (

Quad ESL 57 Floorstanding Speakers


About 15 years ago i used to have a set of these ESL57. They were not in good shape but still quite impressive. They started to tick when you would play a little louder. I sold them and bought several other sets of speakers.

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Tunaoue (

Quad ESL 57 Floorstanding Speakers


My friend has a set of these Quads. Since we're both audio buffs, we'd sit and listen several times.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: opus10 (

Quad ESL 57 Floorstanding Speakers


My pair of 57s is middle-aged (late70s) and still sounds breathtaking. Let me amend that: the music sounds breathtaking. This iconic 50+ year-old design has simply no sound of its own, none that I can hear at least.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Sri (

Quad ESL 57 Floorstanding Speakers


Just bought a late serial numbered version of these immortal classics. Mine are in the 45000 range, which makes them near the end of the run. I consider this the best audio purchase I have made in the last 25 years.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Michael from Oz (

Quad ESL 57 Floorstanding Speakers


Back about 1970 I first heard a pair of Quad ESL57s and I remember being unimpressed. They just sounded so ordinary. Many years later I bought the pair I have now and I realized that the fact that they sound ordinary is their greatest strength. They...

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: teemacs (

Quad ESL 57 Floorstanding Speakers


These were bought on eBay and the price incudes a complete refurbishing by ESL specialists Quad Musikwiedergabe GmbH in Germany (whom I cannot recommend highly enough).

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: teemacs (

Quad ESL 57 - (Floorstanding Speakers)

Sep, 2006