I'm thinking of getting these for my bedroom, which is quite small. Also, the speakers will be placed almost against the wall (probably 3"- 4" from it). One review I read said that the 12L should NOT be placed that close to the back wall and that, in such an instance, the 11L is a better performer.
Any truth to that? Should I go for the 12L even in a small room almost placing against a wall?
You could try using the idea Dynaudio and B&W use to mention just two Companies, whereby they supply and use foam plugs (bungs) for the rear reflex ports. This will help reshape your bass response when the speakers are in such close proximity to a wall. If Quad do not supply these foam plugs, many other speaker Manufacturers do in their Parts & Service Depts. It may also be wise to try and audition the speakers in your own home first, before signing on the dotted line.
Yes, the 12L generally gets better reviews mostly because their bass performance is better. However, some say that the clarity of vocals and most instruments is better on the 11L PRECISELY because it is slightly lacking in the bass department.
I have listened to the 11L's . I liked them a lot and they are attractively priced.
That said I like Spendors even more and bought them instead despite the higher price. If the port on the back of the quads is problematic for placing next to a wall , spendor makes several different non-ported models.
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