"A joy to listen to...highly
complete review on StereoTimes.com
- Ambient recovery circuitry
- D'Appolito configuration
- Scanspeak liquid cooled dual chamber tweeter
- Two 5.25 inch dual voice-coil
mid/bass drivers with cast frames, titanium/polypropelene
wired with Kimber Kable 100% OFC With dual
- Non Parallel cabinet sides
- Piano black, cherry or maple
- Frequency response 35-30kHz +/- 3db
- 90 db efficiency
- 8 ohm impedence
- 20" h x
8"w x 14" deep
as a center channel speaker in a high-resolution
home theatre set-up.
I am extremely proud of this
latest generation of the Quartet.
One thing I have learned over years of designing
and building speakers is that everything
affects the sound, so I have worked really hard
on the details.
A good example is the Quartet's crossover.
It is a series, 1st order design with only 4
high quality elements in the signal path. Parts
include Alpha-Core inductors, Clarity capacitors
and Dueland resistors, parts typically found in
speakers selling for $15,000 and up. During
assembly of the crossover, all contact points
are first crimped, then soldered with WBT
lead-free silver. All wiring is point-to-point
(no circuit boards). All crossover elements are
rubber mounted to isolate them from the cabinet
for improved dynamics and clarity.
This attention to detail shows throughout the
Quartet from the cabinetry to the specially
designed drivers to the terminals.
Like earlier versions, the Quartet employs
ambient recovery technology, explained in more detail in a paper
we have available
here. We use
dual voice coil drivers and an additional
connection between the speakers to pass the
differential information between the two
speakers (note the two additional terminals
above the input
terminals in the photo above).
So how does it sound?
Well...we know that you have heard the term
"breakthrough" enough times to be somewhat
cynical, but this circuitry really works.
The combination of the ambient recovery
circuitry, custom designed drivers, painstaking
attention to detail, and hours of listening
tests have produced an outstanding result.
This is a speaker that is wonderfully detailed,
yet non-fatiguing, and produces a
wide soundstage and a much larger than usual sweet
spot. This is very useful in apartments where space
restrictions and lots of boundary problems can
hinder full soundstage reproduction.
But put them in a bigger room, turn it up, and
they kick ass when the source material calls for
You will be amazed....
Quartet $2995 in Piano Black,
Cherry or Maple finish
Quartet Plus $3595 in Piano Black,
Cherry or Maple finish
treatment of all crossover inductors
- WBT NextGen
Copper binding posts
(Silver binding posts available)
- 1.25 inch maple baffle
options include Bybee Noise Filter pairs, one of
the best upgrades we have heard in years! Give
us a call to discuss what these do, and pricing.
The Quartet can
be purchased at our Chicago location or ordered
factory direct to your home.
We offer a 21 day audition period.
Try them for three
weeks, if you decide not to keep them for any
reason, you need only pay return shipping.
(No one has ever done this!)
We stand behind
our speakers with a
five year manufacturing warranty.