Excerpt: There are few hi-fi products that justify the use of the word ‘legendary'; the Quad electrostatic is one that does. It's been five decades since the company's first generation of electrostatics set sky-high standards for detail and naturalness, and many believe that, even now, the originals still haven't been surpassed in these respects. On test are the ESL 2805s, the fourth generation of Quad's electrostatics.
Excerpt: This is the fiftieth anniversary of a hi-fi legend. It was 1957 when Quad stunned the hi-fi world by introducing the first full-range speaker based an electrostatic (as distinct from the usual electro-dynamic) principle of operation.