Can you have both in house for a while before committing, or at least before selling the Quads? Just to be safe.
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would not sell the quads....As you can see by the equipment I'm rather a vintage audiophile.....Other speakers in my museum are a pair of ls3/5a and the original martin logan cls.....also bought a pair of Janis subwoofers from my late friend John Marovskis.....never use, not a bass person and believe now less is more they look life furniture... Also might consider spendors thanks!
I often wonder how many Quad owners have had multiple sets because they sell a pair and wind up buying another and another and ETC. Nothing else sounds like a Quad, especially 63's. Knock yourself out and try other speakers but there is a high probability you would wind up buying another pair of Quads sooner rather than later. Plus, there are many ways that help 63's where they are weak like super tweeters and Gradient subs. I prefer 63's with tubes and the new KT120's are delightful. Have fun...
I still have my original pair of Quad 57's, which I bought used back in the early 70's, as well as a pair of Crosby Quad 63's, which I bought circa 1990. Although I switched to horns in around 2006 (and love what they bring to the proceedings), I couldn't give up the Quads either. The 57's need to be restored, haven't used them in decades. Although there is life after Quads, there is something about the 57's coherence that is still unmatched.
I replaced my Proac Response 2.5 with a reconditioned pair of Quad ESL 57, The Proac's have been in storage ever since.
Also have a pair of Dynaudio C1. The Proac has a similar sound to electrostats but with much more bass. They served me well, and would consider selling, since I just can't listen to all of these.