Quad Reference ESL-2805 loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Ayre Acoustics C-5xeMP & DX-5 universal players; Apple G4 Mac mini running OS10.5.8, iTunes 10, Pure Music 1.83; Shuttle PC with Lynx AES16 soundcard & dual-core AMD Athlon processor running Windows 7, Foobar 2000, Adobe Audition 3.0; dCS Debussy, Logitech Transporter, Mark Levinson No.30.6 D/A converters; Empirical Audio Off-Ramp4 USB-S/PDIF converter.
Preamplifiers: Classé CP-800, Ayre Acoustics K-5xeMP.
Power Amplifiers: Classé CT-M600, Lamm M1.2 Reference, MBL Reference 9007 (all monoblocks).
Loudspeakers: BBC LS3/5a, Sonus Faber Amati Futura.
Cables: Digital: DH Labs Silver Sonic. AES/EBU: AudioQuest Coffee, Belkin Gold USB. FireWire: AudioQuest FireWire 400 (prototype). Interconnect (balanced): AudioQuest Wild. Speaker: AudioQuest Wild. AC: XLO Reference 3, manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Target TT-5 equipment racks; Ayre Acoustics Myrtle Blocks; ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusor panels; Shunyata Research Dark Field cable elevators; Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II & PE-1, APC S-15 AC line conditioners (computers, hard drive). AC power comes from two dedicated 20A circuits, each just 6' from breaker box.—John Atkinson

Company Info
Quad Electroacoustics Ltd.
US distributor: Taiga LLC
310 Tosca Drive
Stoughton, MA 02072-1516
(781) 341-1234
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mrplankton2u's picture
Very Engaging Review on a Legendary Speaker

Your review was an absolute pleasure to read - a lot of interesting details and insight into what has made this speaker so special for so many years. Thanks!

remlab's picture
Peter Walker was...

 AN EFFING GENIUS!

shakey's picture
New Quads

I recently read a post online that Quad introduced new speakers, the 2812 & 2912, at the last show in Munich. Would you know if the 2805's will be discontinued?

camadeco's picture
US Distributor

The US importer, Taiga LLC has closed shop. At this time, Liberty Trading, run by May Audios' Canadian counter-part is the sole NA importer. Also, prices have increased.

camadeco's picture
2805s

It would appear that the 2805 are still available

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