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Quad ESL 57

Quad ESL 57
alaScore 85

9 reviews

Aug, 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 products in the same category for all reviews.

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

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Consumer review (audioreview.com)

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 (audioreview.com)

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 (audioreview.com)

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 (audioreview.com)

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 (audioreview.com)

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 (audioreview.com)

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 (audioreview.com)

Quad ESL 57 - (Floorstanding Speakers)

 
Sep, 2006

Consumer review (audioreview.com)

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