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New Speakers - Quad 12l

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:49:34 -0300

Just splashed out on some new speakers - Quad 12l monitors.

We decided to spend more time in the living room on an evening (instead of me
in the office and Pauli in the bedroom).  But the speakers there are from an
old "sound system" that I bought to listen to music in La Serena.

In the office I have some fairly large B&W monitors that sound pretty good,
but are a little harsh.  For the evenings it seemed that something smoother
would be appropriate.  After looking around on the 'net I found a place that
stocked the Quad 12l, which seemed like a good choice (there's not a huge
amount of choice here in Chile - even when shops import certain makes, they
often have only a few models in stock).

Unfortunately, they had sold all but the (more expensive) laquered cherrywood
model.  But we went to listen anyway, and they sounded pretty good (and we got
a good price!), so now they are installed back home.

The sound is, indeed, much more laid-back than the other speakers we have, but
it works well (so far!) for what we wanted.  Vocals, in particular, are
awesome, as might be expected.  And they don't look as bad (laquered cherry!)
as I feared...

I strongly recommend the "shop" (more like an apartment or office) where we
bought them.  Particularly if your budget is larger than ours (I think we
bought the cheapest speakers there).  The owner was very friendly and helpful
(and has a huge choice of music - I had taken music on an iPod, but that
didn't sound great wired up, so he produced the tracks I had listened to on
CD).  http://www.audiolux.cl/

Andrew

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