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  1. complin

    playlist Jazzland

    Snarky Puppy - We Like It Here Jazz Funk - Great solo from Cory Henry
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Snarky Puppy - We Like It Here
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Anette Askvik - Liberty
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    Budget amp to drive a complicated load

    I'm not aware it was ever designed specifically for the ESL. One needs to be aware that the output transistors on these are unobtanium, so if they fail its only any use as a door stop
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    Budget amp to drive a complicated load

    Well no not really as you are judging them by modern standards. You have to remember they were designed 70 years ago. The most common amplifiers were vales with an output of 10 to 15 watts, transistors were in their infancy. They are no more fragile as any other speaker provided they are used within the manufactures recommended limits. There would not be so many still in regular use worldwide if they were that fragile. Even today many people still overdrive lots of other makes usually damaging the tweeters or failed woofers due to overdrive or clipping a solid state amplifier. At the time they were designed they were produced to handle about 30 watts which is double what the norm was at the time. It was only many years later with the development of silicon technology did we start to get amplifiers which exceeded that figure. Even Quads 50 watt 303 amplifier exceeded the recommended input for the 57 but protection was added to cater for any potential issues. The FRED 63 for the US market was called the ESL 63 PRO. It has a much more rigid frame and was fitted with grab handles for the sides. Again it was was widely used in both the professional and domestic markets.
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Trio
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    Budget amp to drive a complicated load

    I'm assuming you are based in the US? If thats correct then there are lots good refurbishers based over there Two which come to mind are Sheldon Stokes and Wayne Piquet have and excellent track record in refurbs http://www.quadsunlimited.us https://www.quadesl.com Regarding stands Sheldon has a very good design for 57 stands which I prefer to the Ruperts. There are also plans available to build or get built foc. https://www.quadesl.com/origRefs/eslstand.pdf If you are looking for a dealer who has a lot of experience with 57's then it might be worth contacting Robyatt Audio http://www.robyattaudio.com/index.htm
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    Budget amp to drive a complicated load

    Yes many of us prefer the 306 sonically to the 303 if going down the Quad route, and available at a similar price.
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    Budget amp to drive a complicated load

    What ever gives you that idea! Widely regarded as one of the most important speakers of all time, revolutionary in its day and widely used as monitors by many recording and broadcasting organisations including the BBC
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Daoud https://www.amazon.com/Ptah-El-Daoud-ALICE-COLTRANE/dp/B000024RFS/ref=tmm_acd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
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    Budget amp to drive a complicated load

    If you dont want to compromise the results with the 57's I would go for a decent amp, save up and wait a while if necessary. There are a few lists out there of amplifiers people have used successfully worth a look at those http://www.quadesl.org/index.php/hard-core/amplifiers/christian-steingruber http://www.quadesl.org/index.php/hard-core/amplifiers/gary-jacobson As you seem to live in the US my choice would be a vintage David Berning EA-230 tube amplifier one of the best http://davidberning.com/products/ea230. The 57's were originally designed to the Quad II tube amplifier and later the 303 solid state was introduced as an alternative.
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Björk Utopia https://www.amazon.co.uk/Utopia-Björk/dp/B077928LJS/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1549925624&sr=1-1-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=bjork
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Youn Sun Nah - Lento https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lento-Youn-Sun-Nah/dp/B00BM8XZSI/ref=tmm_msc_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
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    superfi gone under?

    I walked past my local SuperFi shop today and all the stock has been cleared out completely emptied. I thought they might have a sale but seems not.