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DrGregC
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PrimaLuna + Quad L-Series Speakers

I recently listened to the PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium integrated amp with Quad 22L2 speakers (bass tamed with foam bung in port).  Quite magical sound - vocals and acoustic instruments - for $2300 + $1900.

From the reviews, I have to assume the magic came from the EL34 tube amp.  The L-series Quad speakers have received very little notice.  Are there other small floorstanding speakers in the $2000 range that also might mate well with the PrimaLuna?  Thanks.

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Did you give a listen to the

Did you give a listen to the 21L2s? I've heard both and had a preference for the 21L...the bass sounded more controlled and smooth. Granted I heard both these speakers via SS, not valves, and that may have made a difference. You are correct, there a limited reviews of either Quad but all those of the 21L2 are most complimentary. Check these out.

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quad 22L with el-34 tubes

I used a Cayin A-50T (el-34 tube) amp with 22L's with great success.  Some of the best amps ever used EL-34's.  A little weak at both ends of the frequency spectrum, but oh my...the midrange!

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4 or 8 ohm taps?

I found a great match with the Quad 22L2 speakers and a PrimaLuna integrated amp. Beautiful, lush midrange.
My question: Should I hook up the speakers to the 4 or 8 ohm taps? The manufacturer's nominal impedance is 6 ohms. One review noted that the impedance didn't drop below 4.5 ohms. Any help is appreciated.

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