Summary: These are excellent speakers...full stop. Purchased a very nice pair of 11L originals from a well known auction site in fabulous yew finish. They are compact and beautifully finished. 4 terminals per speaker to which I run 4 x monoblocks. 2 per speaker. They are compact and fantastic on rigid stands. Can be placed fairly close to a wall (20-30cm) and toed in slightly for best imaging. I can only describe the sound as breathtakingly lifelike.
Summary: This is a wonderfully clear speaker. It is very revealing and let's one realy appreciate whatever is on a recording. So, nice, well recorded stuff sounds fantastic on these babies. That being said, it can make bad recording sound really bad. I listen mostly to jazz, and these speakers do a great job with most of my CDs and vinyl. Strangely, they also make Hip-Hop sound super-great! Rock and pop on the other hand, only comes across as ok.
Summary: At the time of writing this review I have been listening to my Quad 11L2's in the beautiful Rosewood finish for about 6 months now. I must say I have to agree with all the hype these speakers receive. I have been switching monitor speakers in and out over the last ten years. Some of my previous coveted monitors were Silverline SR 12's, Totem Rainmakers and Von Schweikert VR-1's. In listening to the Quad's I can honestly tell you they best them all.
Summary: Purchased 2010 for GBP240.- Sound is very nice, well rounded and well tempered with no flaws at all. In fact they put my economy sub-woofer out of work as it didn't harmonize. I don't however experience the exuberance from the other reviews. It's worth the money I paid and maybe twice more as new and unused. Playing on renovated and upgraded Quad 405-II and 44. incl new OP_AMPS of best quality and placed on stands.
Summary: At the time of this writing, I have had the Quad 11Ls for about 3 months. In terms of how they meet the glowing reviews that have been bestowed on them, I am glad to say they certainly live up to their reputation. They have few weaknesses. What few there are, are sins of omission. As to their strengths: First, the speakers image extraordinarily well. In this respect, they remind me of an old, coveted pair of Celestion SL600s.
Summary: I'd always wanted a pair of Quad 11L's but never really having the spare cash I'd accepted they were not for me. A couple of years ago I'd bought a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 standamounts to partner a slightly forward and agressive Musical Fidelity X-80 amp. The 9.1's had won Speaker of the year and were classy, full and musical.
Summary: When i went to the store to compare speakers to eachother i was first not impressed of the 11L's at all, the finish is outstanding but they did not sound very well i remember. They where hooked up to a Harman Kardon surround Reciever and since i have more power at home i thought why not try them again, i asked the dealer to use something more powerful and we tried them with quad's own preamp and amp.
Summary: Hi Fellow Quad 11L Lovers, I just wanted to add my opinion of these beautiful sounding little Mini-Monitors for the rest of the world to see. As I'm still in the process of breaking these in, as I've only owned them for over a month. Yet I can state for the record that I consider them keepers to say the very least.
Summary: This was the first audio "upgrade" I ever made, an attempt to combat the harshness in my system. It went some way to doing so, and I enjoyed the neutral sound from these Quads. The finish on these speakers is superb, far better than on my 2 and a half times the price Dynaudio's. I soon upgraded these speakers when I foolishly bought some 12L's off ebay, and immediately regretted doing so, realising I would have been far better having spent money on a sub.
Summary: turn them on and you wont turn them off i have sub running wth them so bottom end is taken care off.words cant describe the sound only listnening can everything spot on no need to upgrade for me.love my parasound m2125 power amp and dynavector l200 pre amp sony dvpns99es cd/dvd