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: 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: 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
Summary: This speaker is best for the money. Compared with Totem model 1 which was with me for a year before I decided to step down my system, they come close. The only thing that Quads can't match Model 1 is in the low frequency area. Soundstage is excellent. High is sweet, not as crips as those metal dome. Finishing is superb. I don't think you can find any speaker that looks as good in this price range. The very good news is that Quads is not difficult to drive.
Summary: What a brilliant little speaker ! Cheers, mate ! and every other happy Brit expression I can toss at these "under-the-radar" Anglo-Imports. A pair of 11L's is a must-have component for every serious Audio enthusiast! What a beautiful package. Mine are hand rubbed, piano black lacquer that shine like mirrors. A deceptively powerful 4 inch kevlar (think bulletproof vest) driver provides the speakers voice. A soft dome tweeter handles the high notes.
Summary: To start, this is an amazing speaker. This is definetly the best bookshelf loudspeaker at its price point and one of the best under $1000. I have thoroughly tested most of the competition in the category and while there are some close competitors (JMLab Chorus 707s, Bronze B2, Paradigm Studio Monitor, B&W 603), there is nothing that comes close to bettering it. The fit and finish is defintely a cut above the rest. This is a great look speaker.
Summary: This is for the 11L (Yew finish), mounted on Lovan Affinity II stands. See Yew finish on the "10L" review page. These are very capable 2-way mini's, but I guess that by now, with all of the different speakers I've had over the years, I've become somewhat "spoiled" for more output, greater bass extension, and a more refined lower midrange. Thought I could get away with it, but you can't circumvent the laws of physics!