Excerpt: In the end it came down to two tracks: Arvo Part’s Litany and De La Soul’s Eye Know . When listening to these two somewhat contrasting tracks, both the brilliance of Quad’s 12L Classic loudspeakers, and also their shortcomings became readily apparent. The brilliance of the speakers is particularly easy to hear. Quad touts the 12L Classics as monitor speakers, and it’s easy to understand why.
Pros: Tonal neutrality, integration between drivers, composure, fine build and finish
Cons: Lacks verve, gloss finishes add £80 to the price