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Quad 23L Classic Floorstanding Speakers - Trade In


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Product Description


Second Hand Quad 23L Classic Floor Standing Speakers
Viewing/ Listening at Christchurch Show Room Highly Recommended.
3 Month Warranaty. No Box

3-way Floorstanding Speaker. Special price, stocks limited

The first of two floorstanding models in the L Classic range, the Quad 23L Classic retains similar internal components as its stand-mount siblings including Kevlar cone drivers, vastly improved bass-midrange for more linear motion and lower distortion, tweeters with precision-engineered waveguide, advanced phase linear crossovers that acoustically combine the drive units, even bi-wiring options for versatility.
It also utilises multi-layer cabinet construction for reduced panel colouration and is available in a choice of veneer and piano finish options.

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L Classics long-throw Kevlar driver is manufactured using our proprietary bi-directional Kevlar weave, made from a self-damping resin-impregnated fibre form of the material that is then lattice woven to create the appropriate stiffness, strength and weight, and later form into a cone mounted on a butyl rubber surround.

The L Classic tweeter utilises a precision-engineered wave guide to integrate the midrange treble in a totally coherent way. The motor system of the bass-midrange unit has been critically aligned for improved linear motion and low distortion. Acoustically the drive units are combined by an advanced phrase-linear crossover utilising low distortion inductors and high clarity polypropylene capacitors in the signal path. Phase coherency is particular important to ensure the bass integrated perfectly with the treble and of course to create a truly holographic stereo image - the hallmark of the classic Quad sound.

A high efficiency, double hand-wound voice coil tracks the signal, with the high-gauss magnet assembly pricing momentum for movement. This dual 25mm voice could of the bass driver is wound on an aluminium alloy carrier or ‘bobbin’. This dissipates heat from the central coil region to maintain peak performance and optimum excursion of the long-throw driver. The coils are vented to reduct the effect of any pressure build up in the central cone region. A strong die cast aluminium alloy chassis assembly is an essential part of the design, keeping everything taut and under control, even when encountering large transients and extremes of power.

L Classic speakers have two pairs of binding posts for bi-wiring. This involves the use of two pairs of separate cables between the amplifier and the loudspeakers. One connects to the treble unit while the other to the bass-midrange driver. Using separate cables for treble and bass units reduces intermodulation effects while improving headroom and clarity.

The L Classic range features a multi-layer cabinet construction couple with additional internal bracing to significantly reduce cabinet colouration and resonance. Special internal long fibre damping is utilised to randomise internal reflections and thus prevent standing waves from forming. The result is that you hear the output of the drive units without interference from the cabinet structure or reflected sound from the internal volume.



  • 23L Classic

General Description

  • 3-way bookshelf speaker

Enclosure Type

  • Reflex box with auxiliary bass radiator (ABR)

Bass/Mid Driver

  • 125mm woven Kevlar cone

Bass Driver

  • 125mm woven Kevlar cone

Treble Driver

  • 25mm fabric dome

Magnetic Shielding

  • No

Crossover Frequency

  • 450Hz, 2.2kHz

Frequency Response (+/-3dB)

  • 48Hz-23kHz

Sensitivity (2.83V@1m)

  • 88dB

Recommended Amplifier Power

  • 50-200W

Nominal Impedance

  • 8 Ohms

Minimum Impedance

  • 4 Ohms

Size (H×W×D)

  • 925×225×316 (mm)

Net Weight

  • 17.2kg each

Standard Accessories

  • Spikes, plinth, user manual, certificate, gloves