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  1. Item:  Quad 11L in piano black
    Location: Brunswick
    Price:  $250
    Item Condition:  Excellent
    Reason for selling:  Upgraded
    Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, EFT
    Extra Info:  Due to upgrade, these beaut little speakers are sitting in their original box and bringing no joy to anyone.  Time to move them on.  Outstanding mid-range and decent bass for size, love jazz and vocals. 

     

    Can't find a scratch on them - still have all original packaging and bi-wire terminal connectors.  Happy to ship at buyers expense - can email more photos if required.
     
    Pictures:

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  2. Cheers fellas.  I think the pricing is fair all things considered....

     

    Luc these are the previous iteration to the Classic - they are dead ringers it seems but from memory the Classic had an upgraded cross-over or somesuch.  Never got to hear a pair so I can't comment on sonic differences.


  3. Item:  Quad 11L speakers
    Location:  Brunswick
    Price:  $400 ono
    Item Condition:  Excellent
    Reason for selling:  Upgraded
    Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD, Bank Transfer. 

    Pick-up preferred but can deliver to Melb. metro.  Have original packaging so will post at Buyer's expense.  10% of sale price donation to SNA.
     

    Extra Info:

     

    Selling my beloved Quads which I picked up from a fellow SNAer about five years ago.  Not sure how I've managed it, but I can't find a single scratch on them hence the 'excellent' description - always driven with quality amps and never thrashed (I live in an apartment and the neighbours keep me in line  :P).

     

    I'd say a deep soundstage, controlled highs and a really sweet midrange are these speakers strengths.  Bass is respectable for their size, but I ran a sub to fill things out.  They do like powerful amps (performed well with Nad, Cyrus and Emotiva for me) and benefit from careful positioning.  By way of comparison, I ran a pair of Usher 520's for a bit and while they imaged a little better, the Quads were far more warm and involving to my ears.  

     

    Grills unmarked and I still have the original packaging (even the white gloves!) 
     
    Pictures:  Sorry about the iphone photos - can't seem to upload larger files from my camera.

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  4. I do the same thing and no longer have any problems. I only realised that some images were not embedded in the files after transferring my library from PC to Mac and losing them. So it appears that art work automatically imported by iTunes may not actually be embedded. There are some apple scripts for Mac users that easily add features it iTunes here: http://dougscripts.com/itunes/. I set some up but never got around to using them, but there is one to embed artwork and might save some time on doing this for a bulk lot of albums.

    Downloaded the script.... seems to have made no difference and not even sure it's running. Understand that when I said quasi-luddite, I was probably being kind to myself with the quasi bit.

    Still like to hear Happy-pants 'clever' way as I'd rather not have to open an Itunes account to get artwork.


  5. Getting a bit tangential (less trip hop) but in a similar vein/era.... Future Sound of London (bit more dancey) and Ian Brown (recommend his best of - The Greatest). Lamb as well....

    Tricky's someone I keep coming back to - some absolute dross but then some really affecting stuff too. The Blowback album's a case in point - some tracks I can't listen to at all, others I'll happily stick on repeat....

    And Henry Rollins swears the last good band to come out of England was Black Sabbath. Pfft - tosser.

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