OMG! I found a pair of Quad '2905s for sale in Phoenix, and they're affordable!


#1

I’ve been a Quad lover since I had a pair of '989s more than a decade ago, and I’ve been thinking about, and searching for, the latest iteration of the tall Quad, the '2912. But I found the next-earlier version, the '2905. Will be visiting them soon, I hope.

Later!

Pics are NOT the pair I’ll be looking at.

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#2

I like mine. Hope you are successful in acquiring them and enjoy your new acquisition.


#3

Nice!


#4

Oh well…missed them by half a day.

But after realizing that buying a pair now in northern CA will cost only a couple kilobuck$, net of selling the Mahlers, I’m now, creditcard in hand, awaiting a freight-charge quote.


#5

BOUGHT, tonite, the pair in northern CA. A friend and I might drive up this week to retrieve them. In any event, I’ll have them soon. 101_gif


#6

Congrats! Let us know how you like them when you get them installed.


#7

Good news. Handle carefully and hopefully they have the original shipping cartons as they support the speaker when moving.


#8

Congratulations… I don’t know a dang thing about them but they look and review pretty awesome… Looks like moving them will take some patience- like Maggie’s I suppose… have fun and post pics …


#9

Here they are…

http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649396086-quad-2905-esl-floor-standing-speakers/

I’m REALLY looking forward to having these in my system.


#10

Those look great!. One owner, all boxes, decent price and what appears to be a good dealer. Looks like they need some room! You are going to have a great couple days when you pick them up…

Wow just noticed- 360lbs… Dang


#11

Each speaker weighs ~42kg (or 93lbs) when set-up. 180lb each sounds a bit heavy for shipping. I’m sure my boxes (including shipping pallet) don’t weigh 90lbs each.

Have fun getting them anyhow.


#12

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They’re here. LONG trip! Left the cartons and packing there. They’ll be running this aft.

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#13

More pics.

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#14

So how do they sound?


#15

“So how do they sound?”

I know I gush too much…but…simply sublime. After just a couple hours of ‘warm-up’, they sounded very good. Somewhere after 2 hours, I remeasured and adjusted the distance* (MANY times, actually) to get the two within 1/4", measured at the base. After that, I enjoyed maybe a couple hours of the most-transparent, ‘musical’ reproduced music that I’ve heard in years. This was produced thru those suprisingly excellent-sounding Butler TDB 5150 poweramps and the arguably mid-fi Marantz AV7704 pre/pro**, which means the system will sound even better after the BHK 300s and a new Marantz AV8805 pre/pro arrive and become broken-in. Based on how good my one M700 sounds driving the CC speaker, I’m considering a pair for the '05s.

I’m REALLY happy!

  • Years ago, I bought a new laser-based Bosch-brand ‘Distance Measurer’ model DLR130. It has saved me many hours over the years setting speakers to the same distance. Bosch claims 1/16" accuracy to about 50 feet. That model is discontinued, but one can find them on eBay, sometimes at VERY low prices. I bought a 2nd for about $40 a year or so ago.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bosch-Digital-Laser-Measurer-DLR130/282839550256?epid=22013045936&hash=item41da8d0930:g:8x0AAOSwicpae3o3\

** I also have coming a Marantz AV8805 pre/pro, the new version of the hi-end series.


#16

hows the bass? I find them very good, not slam you in your seat bass but good in proportion to the excellent mids & highs.


#17

Excellent! Congrats again.


#18
frank7036 said

How’s the bass? I find them very good, not slam you in your seat bass but good in proportion to the excellent mids & highs.


Yes indeed. Well integrated into the whole.

#19
stevem2 said

Excellent! Congrats again.


TYVM. Well worth the money and trip time.