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The Quartet

 

 

"A joy to listen to...highly recommended"

       See the complete review on StereoTimes.com

 

Quartet Features:

 

- 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 cones

-Internally wired with Kimber Kable 100% OFC With dual Teflon dielectric

- Non Parallel cabinet sides

- Piano black, cherry or maple finishes available

- Frequency response 35-30kHz +/- 3db

- 90 db efficiency

- 8 ohm impedence

- 20" h x 8"w x 14" deep

- Perfect 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 it! 

You will be amazed....

 

Quartet Prices

Quartet   $2995 in Piano Black, Cherry or Maple finish

Quartet Plus  $3595 in Piano Black, Cherry or Maple finish

Quartet Plus upgrade includes

- Cyrogenic treatment of all crossover inductors

- WBT NextGen Copper binding posts  (Silver binding posts available) 

- 1.25 inch maple baffle

 

Additional 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.

 

Ordering

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.