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    A SB3, a Quad 303, and the left-hand ESL

    ... and some copperwire...

    Decennia apart but still going strong. The Quad 303 basically takes any load (including car headlights for the real party-effect ) and seems rather unimpressed by the new-born Squeezebox.

    Unfortunately you cannot hear the set-up, :-P


    I listen to music, I'm cool.
    Last edited by th00ht; 2015-02-07, 18:17.
    Living:Transporter Second Edition (smashing wiki page!), Touch, Denon AVR 1912 + two CM8, two CM1, CMC
    Study:Classic, Quad 303 + two Quad ESL 57 & Grace Design m900 with AKG 240 MK11
    Kitchen:piCorePlayer/Hifiberry DAC+ pro, Kanto YU2
    last.fm, SoS, EAC

    #2
    Very nice setup - A beautiful blend of a Legend and maybe a Legend in the making. ! Gotta love those ESL's. Had a pair of 57's myself and although I don't have them now, I'm still a Quadite. Bought a Quad 909 late last year which I'm thoroughly enjoying. Makes some nice music using an SB3 as source.

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      #3
      It seem cool

      It seem cool, nice setup.






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        #4
        Nice!

        Ahhh minimalist setups!

        I have an SB3, a Harmon-Kardon Citation II and a pair of ESL-57's. Mine are the "bronze" color that make them look more like room heaters for a 1962 Swedish prototype moon base. Gotta love them Quads! I have a small room, too, so I get pretty good bass extension (though not REAL earth-shaking stuff, of course.)

        I ended up complicating my minimalist setup by building a "passive pre" (Alps volume pots and a source selector) and I am now using an outboard DAC (Cambridge DAC MAGIC )- I can hear deeper bass from the DAC magic than the SB3 on headphones (separate heaphone amp-) but on the Quads I am hard pressed to detect any difference.

        I also use a modified Forte 4a power amp sometimes, instead of the H-K.

        I love the Quad ESLs.

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          #5
          Well if we're showing off SB3s and ESLs...



          Sitting in the fireplace is the SB3, atop a couple of boxes containing a DIY Paradise Charlize II and a decent PSU. The Quads are fully rebuilt by One Thing Audio, and have a black textile cover. They have custom legs a la Quad Germany, nice
          Own music plus Qobuz, PC, UPNP/DLNA bridge, JRiver as digital XO
          System 1: Lynx AES16, 5x SMSL DACs, various amps, 5 way horns
          System 2: Asus Xonar u7, Restek Sixtant, Heybrook Sextet
          3xBoom, 1xRadio

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            #6
            The same setup

            After all these years, moving, job change and Logitech killing Squeezebox, the set-up still works awesome.

            The Quad was in dear need of a refurbish, certainly after a thunderstorm took out the power board. But here it is again: new in old glory.

            Pictures before and after.

            Thanks to the guys (and probably girls) at net audio: http://www.net-audio.co.uk/quad303upgrade.html the 303 started a new life.
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            Living:Transporter Second Edition (smashing wiki page!), Touch, Denon AVR 1912 + two CM8, two CM1, CMC
            Study:Classic, Quad 303 + two Quad ESL 57 & Grace Design m900 with AKG 240 MK11
            Kitchen:piCorePlayer/Hifiberry DAC+ pro, Kanto YU2
            last.fm, SoS, EAC

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