Quad 23L Classic Signiture Floor Standing Speaker

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Quad 23L Classic Signiture Floor Standing Speaker

2,200.00 3,799.00

Keeping with the L Classic series reputation of 'Performance that goes beyond the scale of its dimensions', Quad is introducing the exclusive L classic Signature Edition. 

The New L Classic Signature maintains the clean and natural midrange performance alongside a crisp bass, but brings the lawless sound to a new level.  Incorporating a long throw kevlar cone driver constructed of self-damping resin-impregnated fiber form, Quad has bought further improvements to the L Classic Range.  The Kevlar cone drivers have been specially manufactured using proprietary bi-directional kevlae weave, adding strength to the original structure.

 

The motor system of the L Classic Series' mid-bass driver has been vastly improved in the signature models and allows for a more linear motion and lower distortion.  The tweeter uses a precision-engineered waveguide to coherently integrate the midrange and the treble.  Acoustically, an advanced phase-linear crossover combines the drive units, creating a truly holographic stereo image, which signifies with the classic quad sound.

Each of the larger floorstanding models incorporates a down-firing auxilary bass radiator (ABR) to provide well extended and virtually uncoloured low bass repsonse, without the turbulence inherent of typical reflex designs.

The L Classic signature series is tonally balanced to suit all music genres and is virtually unrivaled in its ability to retrieve nuances captured by recording engineers.  It is thoroughly musically involving for the listener and perfectly follows Quad's tradition of 'the closest approach to the original sound'.

Each purchase of the L Classic signature speakers includes a Certificate of Authenticity, which ensures the quality of each speaker and also contains a message from the L Classic Signature's designer, Peter Comeau.

 

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Attention To Detail

According to QUAD's philosophy, high fidelity equipment should add nothing to, nor remove anything from the recorded sound. The L Classic Signature is designed to that tradition.

Because we manufacture the majority of every part of every loudspeaker from raw materials, our designers and engineers have absolute freedom in developing and experimenting with new design and materials. We can create a product with every part tweaked and honed to form a perfect symbiotic relationship with every other part.

The L classic Signature is tonally balanced to suit any music genre and is virtually unrivaled in its ability to retrieve all nuances captured by recording engineers, whilst avoiding a clinical sound. It is thoroughly musically involving for the listener and perfectly follows Quad's tradition of 'The Closest Approach To The Original Sound'.

Design

Fine Tuned With Exquisite Detail

Derived from the L Classic Series. This signature range benefits from a more complex crossover optimised for both an even power response, an accurate midband and superior phase integration between the drivers.

In addition the crossover is split into two PCBs reducing the magnetic integration between components.

All uprated parts and tweaks are thanks to a signature configuration by head of acoustic design, Peter Comeau. Finished off with hours of listening and quality checks the result is a more detailed, precise and accurate rendition of any musical performance

Technology

Complete Driver Integration

L Classic's long-throw kevlar driver is manufactured using our proprietary bi-directional Kevlar weave, made from a self-damping resin-impregnated fibre form of material that is then lattice woven to create the appropriate stiffness, strength and weight, and later formed into a cone and mounted on a butyl rubber surround.

The L classic tweeter utilises a precision-engineered waveguide to integrate the midrange and treble in a totally coherent way. The motor system of the bass-midrange unit has been critically alighned for improved liniar motion and low distortion. Acoustically the drive units are combined by an advanced hase-linear crossover utilising low distortion inductors and high clarity polypropylene capacitors in the signal path. Phase coherency is particularly important to ensure the bass integrates perfectly with the treble and of course to create a truly holographic stereo image – the hallmark of the classic QUAD sound.

Specifications

  • General Description 3-way Floorstanding speaker
  • Enclosure Type Bass Reflex with (ABR)
  • ABR 165mm
  • Midbass Driver 125mm woven Kevlar cone
  • Midrange Driver 125mm woven Kevlar cone
  • Treble Driver 25mm fabric dome
  • Magnetic Shielding No
  • Crossover Frequency 450Hz,2.2kHz
  • Frequency Response (+/-3dB) 40Hz - 23kHz
  • Sensitivity (2.83v @ 1m) 88dB
  • Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
  • Recommended Amplifier Power 50 - 200W
  • Net Weight 17.2kg (each)
  • Standard Accessories rubber feet, user manual, certificate, gloves