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Quad 11L vs Mission 773e

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by joust, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. joust

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    Hi All,

    Just wanted your opinions on the Quad 11L's. I have the mission 773e's and have found a pair of Quads for a good price. Just wondering if this would be an upgrade of a sideways step? (BTW I use a Velodyne CHT-10 for bass duties below 80Hz so this would not be an issue).


    Cheers

    Joust
     
  2. Nobber22

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    Definately not. The Quads are a BIG step up in quality. Use with confidence!
     
  3. WhyAyeMan

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    Actually I dont think its quite that simple.

    The Missions have a forward and lively sound to them, and the Quads are very pipe and slippers, they could hardly be more different. After the Missions, I suspect you may find the Quads sound too laid back, and lack bass.
     
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    Oh dear Paul.. I think we are going to disgree here too. :D I agree the Mission's are bright, but the Quads are not pipe and slippers at all! They are real rockers with lots of bass and a very good, clear mid-range. The top-end isn't (fortunately) bright like the Mission's, it is a model of neutrality in it's class. If anything the Mission's lack bass for a floorstander, while the Quads kick out lots of low-end for their size.

    Really Joust, you need to demo and decide for yourself. :)
     
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    I'd say the quads are a significant step up from the 773e. I spent 2 hours alone with the Quads in the local Sevenoaks just a few weeks ago and was continually amazed by what they're capable of. They're just better than the missions in every audible way
     
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    I heard these last week with a Marantz PM7200, they sounded brilliant

    Out of interest joust where and what sort of price did you find these for, if you don't mind saying ?
     
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    Aside from the fact that he's using a CHT-10 for sub 80hz duties, I can't believe that you could possibly believe that the 773s are good on the "bass" front. Bugger all bass capabilities about them imho.
     
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    I havent heard the 77x series admittedly, but I did find the Quad's were outgunned in the bass department by Mission M51's (not so much depth, as slam, and pace), and bass is very important for my needs as I am a dance music nut :D

    I did find the Quads a bit tame personally, next to the Missions, B&Ws (602's), and even the KEF Q1's, but that is just my opinion ;)
     
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    I agree with Paul on this one, I think that a 'quantum' leap in performance is doubtful, more that they offer very different sounds. I use the 773e's and never found that they lacked bass, more to the fact it was more tuneful and agile than my 734i's. But I don't have a very big listening area. Obviously the 773e's are about three years old now so the Quad's probably have a slight edge but not that big. Get a demo done, and see for yourself.
     
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    So why are you offering advice on the 773es? It's comments like that which are NO help to people. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'd be very interested in this information. Can't find them discounted below MRP anywhere and even on eBay you can't come by them for less than £300. I know ... I've been trying for about three months now!
     
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    This is an interesting thread as I personally don't like the Quads but I know a lot of people do; I thought I was a minority. Evidently not. If sound is your only priority, Totem mites are available in black for £450 and are worth the extra and more. Put the Quads firmly in their place.
     
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    im a 773e owner and i can say that they lack bass big style
     
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    how about monitor audio silver S1s? they have a more natural and revealing sound than the Quads but still lack bass - a sub should supply the bottom end anyway!
     
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    Or if you're going to consider the Totems at £450, I would definitely also recommend the ATC SCM-7s at £480. Based on my admittedly limited experiences of the two (ATCs and Quads - not heard the Totems), I'd say the ATCs are better in just about every department (as they should be for £100 more). I also owned Mission 773es for over a year, and I would definitely say the Quads are a big ol' step (or two) up in terms of quality.

    Cheers,

    Dunc
     
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    If we're spending nearly £500 now, I have to throw the Dynaudio Audience 42 or even the bigger 52's (£577) into the ring! Sheer class. :smashin:
     
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    Hehehe, that's what hifi is all about - expanding your budget until your bank manager keels over! :D

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    The Totem's beat the 42's, I know, I own the 42's :D
    I'd change 'em for Mites but I've got bigger fish in mind...Model Ones. Takes some time to save the pennies :(
     
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    Please Gambit! When you start frying those new Totems, please, please give me a chance to buy those 42's off ya! :smashin:
     
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    You've got first dibs Nobber :smashin:
     
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    Good man!!! :cool: :clap:
     
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    Update for Joust - dem'd a pair of 11L's for a customer on friday and he tried the Totem's... he walked out with the Totem's. Worth every penny extra. In his word's "like chalk and cheese".
     

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