Summary: I tried these speakers at the suggestion of the audio dealer near my new home when I moved in 2007. I had enquired about Charios because I liked the open and clear sound of the Syntar 100 monitors, but they were lacking a bit in bass.
Excerpt: I've just taken delivery of my Quad 12L speakers and I'm absolutely stunned. What a bighearted sound! I've downsized from the excellent Linn Katan's to suit my bijou new flat, and have suffered no loss of quality in the process - result!