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Anthony Tam
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RJR's "British Invasion" - Quad L-series?

I read, with a good deal of interest, RJR's review of the Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 in the November issue.

Any possibility of reviewing Quad's L-series of dynamic loudspeakers? I have a pair of Quad 11L's and- at least on the surface- the drivers used by the L-series appear to be very similar to those on the Wharfedale Diamond 9-series.

I have read much in other publications on how they are supposedly different. Unfortunately, none of these other publications do much in the way of objective measurements. My question is how different- especially considering IAG owns both brands and they are all manufactured in China?

Cheers!

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Re: RJR's "British Invasion" - Quad L-series?

Considering the weak dollar I am amazed at the number and the quality of speakers under $600 these days. The floorstanders in the $1K range are equally amazing as B&W and Triangle come to mind as leaders here.

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Re: RJR's "British Invasion" - Quad L-series?

Indeed. While another audiophile might consider $2K USD to be entry-level, the availability of components less than $1K USD that offer a true taste (listen?) of the high end is a fortunate thing. Especially for those of us without the disposable income to go the cost-is-no-object route.

I think globalization and outsourcing of production to the Pacific Rim helps equalize the weak dollar. I'm not sure if B&W still does manufacturing and assembly in-house (haven't heard otherwise, but you have to wonder...). However, since they are supposedly one of the largest loudspeaker manufacturers in the world, perhaps they can leverage things like economy of scale.

Always wanted to give Triangles a good listen, unfortunately, haven't found a dealer within reasonable distance of Chicago.

Happy Thanksgiving. Cheers!

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