QUAD 63'S CAME IN
After about a month, the Quad's I ordered from California, have arrived. The long delay was my fault, and UShip's; actually UShip saved me money, as the Quad's needed packing, but UShip was very hard to get used to, as it continually erased their long forms, and sometimes wouldn't allow the proper select box entry [kept reverting to a simpler, WRONG entry]. In the long run, UShip saved over $100, compared to FedEx, though was the 1 month delay worth it? Later, I'd like a forum on UShip, vs the other carriers as FedEx, UPS, DHL and USPS.
The Quad 63's are pristine, coming close to new; and include factory stands, upping them about a foot. As I've never heard Quad's before, the difference between them and my JBL system, was not even close. Magnitudes, would be the proper description. Now, I'd imagine I'll never leave the Quad's. Playing 3 albums, classical, Moody Blues live, and In A Godda Da Vida by Iron Butterfly. The Moody Blues brought out the midrange the best, as I heard all types of sounds, that I'd never heard before.. like a couple of instrument's that had been hidden, some drumming and stage yelling between the performers.. These sounds were separate, and clearly heard, where before on many listens, they were hidden.
Quad's [electrostatics, vs the newer smaller Quad boxes], have a reputation of passing a square wave, that no other speaker can do. Simply put, passing a square wave, mean's an ultimate fast rise time, that most speaker's can't do. Quad electrostatics, starting with the 63, have a ring of sound, that are delayed, a little in each ring at a time, to approximate the "pebble in a pond", duplicating the exact sound, as nature intend's it. These ring delays, are designed in loops around the speaker, from center outward, with increasing long and longer delays [controlled by circuitry].
Because of Quad's "unearthing" the mids, bringing new, unheard of, sounds, out, I don't think many other speakers could do this, especially with an almost unheard of quick rise time. If anyone's heard of speakers, that can play these "new sounds", normally unheard, could they post it?
Quad's, the best...