this forum. So here's my Quad story.
I bought my first pair of Quads in 2003 a pair of 11L's piano black finish, from Paragon sound in Ann Arbor MI. I had read great things about them in What Hi-Fi(so I call England and talk to the guy that reviewed them).
As many of you know trying to find a Quad dealer in the USA at that time was tricky to say the least, and I had one about twelve miles away.
So of I go and listen to the 11L's over a system many times the cost of mine, I'll take them says I, gotta order them says he, Three weeks later wow.
I had been using Energy Encore surround system, so I swap out the fronts and they were so much more revealing night and day really. Now I'm on a mission the 11's were $700 so I look everyday on Audiogon and e-bay and I find a center new not a great price, but heh Mine....
Quads across the front, Energy rear and sub, still looking for another pair to make up the set and then totally unexpected a guy in Chicago has a New pair of 22L's black. So i bid, I win.
22L's front, 11L's rear and a center. Need a sub so after looking and reading for months I decide on a SVS 12" and the set up sounds wonderful. This whole process took from March '03 till Nov. 03
I'm driving these with a Pioneer Elite VSX 49tx 170w all round. Now I don't have a dedicated cinema room, it is an odd shape cath. ceilings, glass etc, but the Quads still sound brilliant, music is played in direct mode (2 channel) and movies in surround. I love it.
Reciever and TV are obsolete now No HDMI, the upgrade bug is biting, need the blu-ray.
Any I thought I'd share that with you guys, I know it's boring, but I love my Quads.