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quadral stands for high quality manufacturing, first class components and a drive to define true audio. We don’t shy away from comparison tests and readily put our products at the disposal of specialist international press for intense, totally independent testing and comment. See the results and outcomes of the reviews on the respective product pages.

HiFi Elektronik

AREA DVD AURUM M10

AURUM M10

quadral Aurum M10 — massive power amplifier packed discreetly


Area DVD elects our power amplifier AURUM M10 as masterpiece (stereo power amplifier luxury class). The result of February 22, 2016: ”Fine power amplifier technique made in Germany: Quadral Aurum M10 combines highest technical expertise with an artisan masterful manufacturing and an exquisite sound. No matter which type of music is being preferred, the M10 satisfies every source. An enormous love to detail, authentic spatiality, high impulse fidelity, as well as an excellent level stability label the power amplifier from the city of Hanover.”

“Extremely efficient and at the same time sensationally cultivated amplifier in a masterful finish.” We have nothing to ad. Read the complete test: www.areadvd.de/tests/test-quadral-aurum-m10-massive-endstufenleistung-dezent-verpackt/

fairaudio 01/2016 AURUM M10

fairaudio's favourite Award 2016

AURUM M10 has won the much sought-after “fairaudio’s favourite AWARD 2016“. The statement of fairaudio’s editorial office: ”In terms of dynamics, playfulness, neutrality, and resolution this stereo power amplifier can certainly keep up with the big, pardon, even bigger players from the 10,000 euro class. A metallized dream for everyone who has always been dreaming of an adult, mighty, “big”, yet very precise - as well as clean and neutral sounding power amplifier, but by taking a look into his purse was immediately fetched back into reality.” Read the entire article from July 2015 here.

STEREO AURUM M10

Test AURUM M10

The magazine Stereo is testing our pre/power amplifier combination AURUM P8/M10

Conclusion: "Strapping and strongly stable at the same time, a sturdy and pleasantly sounding power amplifier of the top class."

Sound level: 85%
Price/performance: excellent

Stereo 11/2013 AURUM M8

Stereo 11/2013, November

Review for AURUM M8 and AURUM P8

AURUM M8:
“For your money you get a superbly equipped and superb sounding pre-amplifier.”
“Laboratory comment:
Dazzling laboratory performance with consistently excellent to phenomenal ratings especially with regard to distortion, channel separation and volume control precision. Only the hissing volume Phono-MC could be a bit better. XLR maximum output voltage 14 Volt.”

AURUM P8:
“Colourful and physically powerful reproductions - a power amplifier for audiophiles.”
“Laboratory comment:
Excellent output power with orderly reserves together with excellent distortion ratings right up to the high output ranges; non-critical rising intermodulation only occurs just before full power. Good noise data and excellent channel separation.”

STEREO AURUM P8

Test AURUM P8

The magazine Stereo is testing our pre/power amplifier combination AURUM P8/M10

 

Conclusion: „Superb, equipped with phono-MM/MC and USB-DAC and a superb sounding power amplifier for this money.“

Sound-level: 80%
price/performance: excellent

home electronics 03/2014 AURUM P8, AURUM M8

home electronics, Switzerland, issue March-April 2014

AURUM P8/M8 preamp/power amplifier plus AURUM VULKAN VIII R

Preamplifier characteristics Evaluation
+ Superbly clear digital sound at high levels and with phono
+ Excellent integrated DA converter; reproduction up to 24 bit/KHz
+ Superb workmanship
+ Excellent measured values (up to average phono MC signal-to-noise ratio only)
- DAC does not have a DSD; Chinch output not as good as XLR

Power amplifier characteristics Evaluation
+ Powerful and supreme sound
+ Can be interfaced to a mono-amplifier
+ Superb workmanship and interacts superbly with the P8
- Restricted when compared to considerably more expensive valve amplifiers
- No so authoritarian and not finely defined via Cinch

Speaker characteristics Evaluation
+ Exceptionally neutral and harmonious reproductions
+ Powerful dynamics, great enjoyment factor, excellent workmanship
+ Infectious and finely defined regardless of the music programme
+ Excellent efficiency factor and price/performance ratio
- Heavy and – in absolute terms – very expensive"

(translated by quadral)

HIFI-STARS 02/2014 AURUM P8, AURUM M8

HIFI-STARS Dezember 2013 - Februar 2014, Issue 21

Aurum Pre-Amplifier und Amplifier P8 and M8
"In a nutshell!
With this amplifier combination, Aurum Phonologue (this is the correct name) has one again proved that "Handmade in Germany" is affordable. We can safely say that the M8 power amplifier as well as the P8 pre-amplifier are fairly priced."

(translated by quadral)



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AURUM

AREA DVD AURUM TITAN 9

TITAN 9 Masterpiece

AREA DVD: "Best performances in every discipline crowns Titan 9 to the best Titan of all times"

Online magazine AREA DVD has elected AURUM TITAN 9 as "masterpiece" in the category "floorstander luxury class". The result of the XXL test of September 19, 2016: "Titan 9, which has been presented at the fair Highend 2016, is a real masterpiece. This impression manifests itself right after unpacking. Finest manufacturing quality, outstanding varnishes, a first class connecting terminal with sound potentiometers that fulfil the highest standard, and a top quality socle – this already shows the special status of Titan. The only compromise lies in the visible screw connection of the two middle and tweeter chassis that are integrated in the D’Appolito-arrangement. Acoustically Titan 9 also satisfies the highest requirements confidently. Not only is the level stability exorbitantly high, even in the listening room above 40 square meters, no: also the all round acoustic harmony lies on an enormous level. Better attuned as its predecessor the current Titan 9 is also far from appearing aggressively or even shrill. Fine tuned midst, enormous transparency and brilliance in the treble range: Especially the high treble range shows the strength of Titan 9 impressively. Accordingly, it was worthy to bring the production of the quSENSE ribbon directly back to the company in Hannover. Like this the tweeter appears perfectly attuned to Titan 9. In the bass range, on the other end of the frequency spectrum, the two powerful 265 mm woofers set accents effectively. Due to the over the years perfected pressure chamber bass reflex principle a clear structured firm bass with extraordinary depths is provided. Like this Titan 9 presents itself as an in every detail totally successful new construction, that surpasses audibly the acoustic performance of its predecessor in all respects.

Read the complete test here

stereoplay AURUM TITAN 9

AURUM TITAN 9

stereoplay magazine had invited the flagship AURUM TITAN 9 and has put it to test. The result was a highlight: the eligible “stereoplay seal“, as well as 88 points in the total evalutation, plus an “outstanding“ in terms of price/ratio. The conclusion of Malte Ruhnke, chief editor of stereoplay: “Tuned warmly, naturally depicting, and transparently stress free. Does not know meaningful level or low bass limits, is after hours still relaxed, but demands an acoustically good spatial environment.“

 

Overview

Sound: 65 points (absolute top class)

Total: 88 points

Price/Ratio: outstanding

lowbeats.de AURUM TITAN 9

AURUM TITAN 9

35 years on top

... this is how online magazine LowBeats entitles the test of current AURUM TITAN 9. Chief editor Holger Biermann sees the newest AURUM flagship in his conclusion: “again at the top“, “the total package quadral AURUM Titan R9 is just right. 15,000 euro is a lot of money, but a lot is offered. In the ninth variation of the Titan theme, excellent manufacturing and a comparably discreet sound with an extremely low bass capability are combined. Regarding the tonal character it is similar to the equally priced KEF Reference 5, but has more level stability. Of course there are some loudspeakers in this price category that sound even more open and starting. Well, there has to be something for every taste. With Titan R9 you can listen fabulously relaxed, but also re-enact live concerts in original volume. So, quadral AURUM Titan R9 again sets standards in its class – the flagship character maintains. The slightly high display is a matter of taste, but you can easily correct it by bending it gently forward and back down again. “

Read the complete test under www.lowbeats.de/test-quadral-aurum-titan-r9-35-jahre-an-der-spitze/

HiFi-Stars AURUM TITAN 9

TITAN 9 im Test

"A legend ... ?!"

This is how the prestigious magazine "Hifi-stars" titles its current edition. Meant is an article about AURUM TITAN 9 visiting the editors a couple of weeks ago. The result of the testers:"Titan IX is doubtlessly a sound monument of its genus. For music lovers that dispose of the according space a "must listen" and for everybody else there are smaller models that all carry the genes of reference of the German manufacturers. We are going to report..."

Read the complete report in the hifi-stars, edition 32

fairaudio.de AURUM MONTAN 9

AURUM MONTAN 9 Test

AURUM MONTAN 9 as a guest at fairaudio

Big commendation from Berlin: New AURUM MONTAN convinces at its test premiere in optics as well as in sound. The conclusion of fairaudios test editorial staff: ”Finding a loudspeaker that seems to do everything right is really rare. quadral Aurum Montan 9 comes very close to this goal. If you ad a potent amp as working base and a not too small room, it plays every music literally monitor-like neutral and at the same time thrilling. Everything is possible: from the small chamber music line up to brachial electronic music. Sure, you will always find loudspeakers with deeper reaching bass, even more level, more love for detail, or which are able to provide something else, especially if you are willing to make higher investments. To squint for “higher, better, wider” however, the Hanoverians leave little room. The cherry on the cake is that the all-rounder qualities of Aurum Montan 9 don’t “smell” like compromise. Listening to them brings lots and lots of joy. The design as well as the manufacturing quality deserve an extra commendation. I personally find the quadral total package simple and simply superb. Congratulations!”

Read the complete test of 6 August 2016 here

Audo Test AURUM RODAN 9

AURUM RODAN 9

"Lived Music Culture" - RODAN 9 as a guest at the specialist journal Audio Test

We received a lot of praise from Auerbach publishing house, more precisely from magazine Audio Test, who had our smallest AURUM floorstander RODAN as a guests. The conclusion of the test-editors: "quadral has meticulously fine-tuned its Aurum series in the 9th generation to a level, which they call themselves "R9volution". Especially on the tested model RODAN 9, we can certify that much attention to detail and intelligent engineering Made in Germany make a product that deserves this self-confident titling. "
The result of the test: 92% EXCELLENT
Read the audio test, issue 08/2016

lowbeats.de AURUM SEDAN 9

SEDAN 9

Im Test:

SEDAN 9

Fazit:
Normalerweise sträubt sich die Tastatur, wenn ich bei einem Wert wie 2.500 Euro „nur“ schreiben will. Es ist einfach eine Menge Geld. In diesem Falle aber bleibe ich bei dem „nur“.

Denn für nur 2.500 Euro bekommt man mit der Quadral Sedan 9 ein Paar Kompaktlautsprecher, das in Bezug auf Pegelfestigkeit und Bass-Performance vielen Standboxen kaum nachsteht, dabei aber so einen feinen Klangcharakter hat, dass man stundenlang Musik hören kann – und das auch sehr laut. Und man bekommt für 2.500 Euro vor allem mit den Lack-Ausführungen eine Verarbeitungs- und Finish-Qualität, die weit über dem Standard dieser Klasse liegt.

Bewertung:

Note: 4,5 von 5 Sternen
Überragend

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Lite-Magazin.de AURUM GALAN 9

AURUM GALAN 9

A solid entry into the high-end world

... is how Lite-Magazin is heading the test of AURUM GALAN 9. Chief editor Roman Maier personally took a look at the smallest members of the AURUM-family and he gave a great commendation: "With GALAN quadral presents a worthy rootkeeper of its now legendary Aurum line. One, that completes the said series with its first-class workmanship, high-quality choice of material and excellent sound quality. With the home motto "Form follows function, follows form, follows function ..." the Hanoverians combine design and technology to a perfect unit. This is only possible when all components come out of one hand. And so they do! quadral not only develops, but manufactures both, the elaborated design of the tweeter as well as the matching low midrange chassis single-handedly. So Galan is no less than a compact high-end loudspeaker, that simply belongs to the absolute best of its price-class according to cabinet design and sound. One, that does not conceal any detail and is not boring, despite all the balance, but agile and grapping. Now this is the biggest compliment you can make a loudspeaker ..."

The grade was 1.0, well noticed: in the reference class!

Read the complete test including many pictures here

stereoplay AURUM GALAN 9

AURUM GALAN 9

“Thunder” - stereoplay test AURUM GALAN 9

When our smallest AURUM-speaker is announced with the heading “Thunder”, this speaks for itself. GALAN 9 convinces both optically and acoustically. The conclusion of the test: ”If you are looking for a loudspeaker for 2000 euros, you definitely should listen to AURUM GALAN 9! Sensitivity, spatiality and musicality are outstanding. Even the bass knows how to convince.”
The grades sound good: 81 points (absolute top class) and a "very good" in terms of price / performance. Read more in the stereoplay issue 12/2016

hifi-voice.com 06/2014 AURUM TITAN VIII

AURUM TITAN VIII

„So how good are these Quadral Titan VIII? Stunning… Demanding. But also rich and full of great musical moments. If you put them in space large enough to proove their dynamic capabilities, if you let them stand freely in the room as far from the walls as possible and if you equip them with powerful and stable high-end electronics, they will reward you with universal talent. Of course you shouldn´t expect monitor sound, also don´t wait for quiet, chamber listening – this you can achieve with something else. But if you desce unrepeatable move to the goal, if you wish dense, powerful, colorful and unbelievably rich atmosphere, if you want to feel very realistic proportions of the instruments and if you want to feel impressed by the pressure and the airiness of the sound, also if you like to enjoy fun combined with clarity and absolute control, the eighth generation of Titan should be great for you. Once they play the first tune, you´ll forget there´s slightly too much bass and treble, that even the chamber music and quiet jazz has so much power it´s strange and that making these to play silent is like wanting a Rolling Stones gig to be calm and quiet. In context of contemporary prices and trends, the Titan VIII are also reasonably priced. So, let yourself be amazed, because these speakers are really amazing!“

(tranlated by quadral)

Read the original review here

Hifi News 11/2012 AURUM TITAN VIII

AURUM TITAN VIII

Verdict:
"If I've been hard on the Titan VIII in this review, it's because my expectations of it were so high. Physically, it's a lot of loudspeaker for the money and it is immaculately finished. It also delivers impressive bass and, with its high sensitivity, can easily be coaxed into playing loud. For some, it will tick lots of boxes. All it lacks is that rare ability to cast a spell and draw you helplessly into the musical experience."

Sound quality: 80%

Download the original review here

audiovision 02/2014 AURUM VULKAN VIII R

AURUM 5.2 home cinema set

consisting of: 4 x AURUM VULKAN VIII R; 1 x AURUM BASE TITAN, 2 x AURUM ORKUS R

"Here at audiovision we have never tested a set of speakers before with this type of naturalness and smoothness and none of the detail is suppressed. The profound bass controls Quadral’s updated sound artist. We awarded this 5.2 Aurum combination set, which costs 24,000 euros, 94 points and this puts it right at the top of our test table.”

+ Very natural sound
+ High tone range is finely defined
+ Very high maximum volume
+ Deep, rich and very clean bass

- Its size makes the Center difficult to position

Material & workmanship             Superb 10/10
av-judgement                         VERY GOOD 94/100

REFERENZCLASS
HIGHLIGHT

Hangzasvilag.hu 04/2014 AURUM ALTAN VIII

AURUM ALTAN VIII

Pros
+ using excellent quality base materials
+ unique designed base units
+ extra care taken during manufacturing

Cons
- missing the fullness of deep sounds at certain musical styles

Musical 90%
Mapping sound 95%
Dynamic 90%
Design 100%
Assembling quality 100%
Controllabillity 95%
TOTAL 95%

PLATINUM M

hifi-voice.com 12/2013 PLATINUM M50

PLATINUM M50

"Quadral Platinum M50 are the essence of the spirit and tradition of the company. Large and massive, impressive on the first sight and hearing. These speakers provide so much power and pressure, expecially if you love guitars and electronics. The wide frequency range let's you hear every detail even of instruments big like organs. Platinum M50 make listening real fun, get you inside the music and make you feel like you're in live concert.

+ massive build
+warm, insightful sound
+ easy to drive
+ fantastic for rock music
- slightly too much bass"

HI-FI World UK 08/2013 PLATINUM M50

PLATINUM M50

"Verdict:

A superbly engineered loudspeaker that combines low-end authority with mid-band detail and clean, spacious treble. Highly recommended."

For:
- smooth and accurate
- powerful bass
- detailed mid-band

Against:
- nothing at the price


VALUE – keenly priced

OUTSTANDING – simply the best
FIVE OF FIVE GLOBES

hifistatement.de 01/2013 PLATINUM M50

PLATINUM M50

Conclusion:
“Quadral has realised a remarkable accomplishment with the Platinum M50: It is not easy to find a musical and similarly versatile speaker for the comparable money, as these sound qualities not only impress intellectually, but they also make a lot of friends. The M50 delighted everyone who was entrusted with it and it also looks “chic”.

(translated by quadral)

Read the original review here

Audiovision 01/2013 PLATINUM M50, PLATINUM M25, PLATINUM M10 BASE, QUBE 12 aktiv

PLATINUM M set, consisting of: PLATINUM M50, PLATINUM M25, PLATINUM M10 and QUBE 12

"Conclusion Quadral's Platinum-M set does not come cheap, but the set is worth its price. The superb finished high-gloss ensemble does not need take up a lot of space, but it will easily fill a huge room with superb elemental bass tones. Both music and voices always sound natural and films are reproduced homogeneously and non-stressfully. This is why the set gets 90 points (out of 100) and reaches our "reference class."

90 von 100 points
"reference class"
audiovision Highlight

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Audio Leserwahl Goldenes Ohr PLATINUM M40

Audio Leserwahl Goldenes Ohr 2014

AUDIO readers award "Goldenes Ohr 2014"
1. place category speaker
(floorstand speaker up to 2000 Euro)

Download the PDF here

Auerbach Verlag, reader's award 2014 12/2014 PLATINUM M40

PLATINUM M40

Auerbach Verlag, reader's award 2014
1st place
Audio
cathegory floorstand speaker up to 2000 €

av-magazin.de 08/2013 PLATINUM M40

PLATINUM M40

„Plain speaking

The Quadral Platinum M40 is not stingy when it comes to its advantages. The ample and innovative configuration gives it a powerful sound, which does not lose any of its impressiveness at high volumes. This guarantees overall neutral tonal tuning with particularly non-stressful and therefore relaxed musical enjoyment. This speaker is recommended for use in medium sized and large lounges and you will be enchanted by the supreme bass power, punchy mid-tones and high definition high-tones.

sound: very good
configuration: very good
workmanship: very good
class: top class
value for money: very good


(translated by quadral)

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AUDIO TEST 03/2013 PLATINUM M40

PLATINUM M40

"This speaker has even managed to improve it’s sound over the years and is worth to be upgraded in our appreciation. The PLATINUM M40 suits all music styles. We are convinced that this speaker will find lots of enthusiasts. "

Value for money: very good
Test result: 89/100
VERY GOOD

(translated by quadral)

 

 

AREA DVD PLATINUM M40, PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 BASE, PHASE A10, QUBE 12 aktiv

PLATINUM SURROUND + PHASE A10

Sound from all sides!

Large multi-channel test at AREA DVD: 10 quadral loudspeakers lined up to create the perfect surround sound. In detail: 2x quadral PLATINUM M40, 2x PLATINUM M20, 1x PLATINUM M10 BASE, 1x QUBE 12 and 4x the new effect-stage PHASE A10. Together, the ensemble won the title "price class reference". The bottom line of the test project: multi-channel experts from Hanover: The Quadral 5.1.4-set pleased us in the test with a far above-average performance. The spatial effect with four tower modules is gigantic; one feels enveloped by all sides and in all dimensions of sound. The quadral ensemble converts very well, what “immersive sound” wants to achieve. All components are level-resistant. The QUBE 12 active subwoofer impresses furthermore with its impressive design. The built-in output stage with a full 500 watt sine-wave power fits into the first-class overall picture of this multi-channel system. Thanks to the RiCom V tweeter, the Platinum components included in the set, play up to 50 kHz, making them ideal for high-definition audio media. The processing is excellent, even in the detail we do not find any defects. The top firing modules, phase A10, however, are technically - with a broadband chassis - very simple. Here the competition (KEF, ELAC TS3030) puts in more effort. With the 5.1.4 set of Platinum M, Phase A10 and QUBE12, quadral delivers an impressive statement for modern multi-channel sound"

Result: Price class reference (multi-channel loudspeaker sets upper class), the test of 18.11.2016 is available  here

Video 02/2013 PLATINUM M40, PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 BASE, QUBE 10 aktiv

PLATINUM M range, 5.1 box set, consisting of: M40, M20, M10 base, QUBE 10 | and PLATINUM M40 used as the stereo speaker

+ fine, hi-fi playing style with sculptural interpretation power
- slightly centred tuning in surround mode

Test verdict: Good Value for money: Very good 72%

audiovision PLATINUM M35, PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 BASE, QUBE 10 aktiv

5.1 PLATINUM M-Set, bestehend aus: PLATINUM M35, PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 und QUBE 10

5.1 PLATINUM M-Set, bestehend aus:
PLATINUM M35, PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 und QUBE 10

"AV-FAZIT:
Quadral beschreitet mit dem Platinum M-Set technisch eigene Wege, und zwar in die richtige Richtung. Ein so entspanntes und trotzdem präzises Klangbild hören auch die Tester von audiovision nicht alle Tage - schon gar nicht für 3.000 Euro."

audiovision PREISTIPP

"+ knackige und druckvolle Basswiedergabe
+ sauberes Klangbild mit weiträumiger Abbildung
+ sehr gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
- geringe Empfindlichkeit"

BEWERTUNG TONQUALITÄT 5.1-MEHRKANAL sehr gut 50/60
BEWERTUNG TONQUALITÄT STEREO sehr gut 20/25
MATERIAL & VERARBEITUNG sehr gut 10/10
AUSSTATTUNG sehr gut 4/5
av-wertung sehr gut 84 von 100
hangzasvilag.hu 08/2014 PLATINUM M25

PLATINUM M25

Pros
+ quality parts harmonise very well
+ rich, powerful bass
+ homogeneous stereo sound
+ simple, but good design

Cons
- low responsiveness needs greater momentum and intense capacity
- space mapping of the speaker shows only three places in width
- sometimes the sound is too flashy

Musicality: 90%
Capacity: 80%
Dynamics: 80%
Output: 90%
Assembly quality: 90%
Operability: 90%
Total: 87%

The original test can be found here

fairaudio.de 04/2013 PLATINUM M20

PLATINUM M20

"Test conclusion: Quadral Platinum M20

Taking into consideration the small size of the M20 as well as the amount that the price on the label has dropped to, I have to say that I am really impressed. With regard to the bass reproduction, the dash of warmth and the overall, truly vibrant tuning as well as the relatively wide design, this small Quadral easily sounds a lot “bigger” than it looks. Naturally, it would be asking too much to expect concert volume levels or for it to function as a sound system for use in very large lounges. Anyone who is looking for compact, economical speakers should listen to the Quadral M20 without any hesitation whatsoever. It would be hard to find small speakers producing such tremendous sound elsewhere at this price."

(translated by quadral)

Read the original review here

Heimkino 02/2013 PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 BASE, QUBE 10 aktiv, PLATINUM M30

PLATINIUM M Series, 5.1-speaker set consisting of: PLATINUM M30, M20, M10 base, QUBE 10

"Conclusion:
The sextet that we tested captivated us through its excellent workmanship, its ample configuration and its fair pricing. This impressive complete package is topped off by the excellent sound qualities of the Platinum set when reproducing film sound and music, which impresses all the way down the line. Anyone looking for a superb 5.1 surround set for use at home should go immediately to their local dealer for a demonstration of Quadral’s new Platinum range of speakers."

+ Superb reproduction
+ Excellent workmanship
+ Homogeneous surround setting

HOME CINEMA top class
Test verdict: outstanding 1.1

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CHROMIUM STYLE

HiFi World UK Chromium Style 8

CHROMIUM STYLE 8

Great Eight! – HI-FI WORLD UK tested CHROMIUM STYLE 8

Good news from the hifi-isle. In their March edition the specialist journal "HI-FI WORLD UK" tested Chromium Style 8 with a veeeery pleasing result:

Conclusion

The quadral CHROMIUM 8s are a handsome-looking floorstander with a quality of performance that belies their £1750 asking price. They are unerringly musical with a natural, balanced sound that allies detail to a punchy bass and rich treble. I’ve heard loudspeakers costing twice as much which don’t have the all-round quality of the quadrals – which makes them something of a bargain!

5 of 5 globes
OUTSTANDING – amongst the best.

VALUE – keenly priced

VERDICT – A refined sound from a sophisticated product. Superb

FOR
- natural, balanced sound
- deep, clean bass
- extended treble

AGAINST
- nothing at the price

Complete test

Stereoplay Chromium Style 8

CHROMIUM STYLE 8

Black magic – CHROMIUM STYLE 8 stereoplay- check

Stereoplay dedicated their topic to “Big floorstanders up to 2,500 €” in the issue 03/2016. Although CHROMIUM STYLE 8 is clearly under the limit with its 2,000 €, it is not to be missed. Stereoplay test rating: sound (absolute top class) 58 points, overall assessment 79 points and price/performance “very good”. The editor Andreas Günther writes in the conclusion: “Grandly and powerful. This loudspeakers´ rendering is bigger than the rather slimmer manufacturing would lead to assume. Big boosts reach ears and midriff. Superb tweeters generate air and space.”

Audio "Goldenes Ohr 2016" Chromium Style 8

Once again readers of AUDIO and stereoplay were called for the election. 33,070 readers followed this call and named their favorites in varied categories. quadral stood on the rostrum three times. CHROMIUM STYLE 8 got bronze in the category floorstanding loudspeakers up to 3,000 Euro. A big thank you to all participants!

AUDIO Chromium Style 8

CHROMIUM STYLE 8

Sound judgement: 89 points

Price/performance: outstanding

Result: Precisely invented, reasonably made: the production quality is on global level – which is why the price is confusing. Chromium Style 8 comes along almost too low priced. “Bargain” as expression is prohibited, but the equivalent value is too high. The quadral takes action very powerfully and stable with the additional preciseness of the ribbon tweeter. The panorama is sweeping, the punch fulminate. Esteem in every detail.

 

fairaudio.de Chromium Style 8

Test CHROMIUM STYLE 8

CHROMIUM STYLE 8 – Bigger than its appearance

… under this heading the high-end online magazine "Fairaudio" took a closer view on the new CHROMIUM STYLE 8 with the following result (excerpt): "In this price section around 2,000 Euro I indeed haven't listened to any similar adult, fully developed, and especially, balanced sounding loudspeaker, which is able to satisfy on the long run fatigue-free musically and tonally. ..." Read the full test including the detailed result and many more facts under:  www.fairaudio.de/test/lautsprecher/2015/quadral-chromium-style-8-lautsprecher-box-test-3.html

Heimkino Chromium Style 8, Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 1 Base, PHASE A10, QUBE 12 aktiv

CHROMIUM STYLE + PHASE A10

"Elegant and powerful" ... these are the first words of the current HEIMKINO edition about our STYLE & PHASE surround set

At the same time 8 loudspeakers went to HEIMKINO last month to face the critical eyes and ears of the test editorial. The "travel group" consisted of the new speakers PHASE A10, CHROMIUM STYLE models 1, 2 and 8 as well as powerful subwoofer QUBE 12. With a "soundtip" and grade 1+ in the luggage, the set took off for the journey home; and this to the great joy of those who stayed home. The conclusion of the testers: "With the slim, excellently processed chromium set, quadral has succeeded a big pitch. The 5.1.2 home cinema set that we have tested delivers first-class film sound, which is dynamic, tonal and convincing in terms of spatiality throughout the line. The Qube 12 is an extremely powerful subwoofer in our set for captivating and dry bass reproduction, two Dolby Atmos PHASE A10 units deliver the third dimension of the film sound from above. quadral Chromium Style: a real recommendation for demanding home cinema and hi-fi lovers!

Summarized:
Class - top class
Testimonial - OUTSTANDING(1+)
Price/offer: very good
SOUND TIP
Read more in the HEIMKINO 1/2-2017

VIDEO Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 8, Chromium Style 1 Base, QUBE 12 aktiv

CHROMIUM STYLE 5.1-Set

"Extra class" - Video tested big surround sets

Three 5.1 sets were compared against each other in the trade magazine Video (05/2016). Among them our CHROMIUM STYLE-Ensemble, consisting of STYLE 8, STYLE 2, STYLE 1 Base, and QUBE 12. The judgement of the testers: very good (price/ratio: outstanding). "The seamless weld together, largely accurate team from Lower Saxony in Germany convinces with a perfect final touch and sonic finesse". In addition, it got the title "price tip" and we can only endorse that.

av-magazin.de Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 1 Base, Chromium Style 6, QUBE 10 aktiv

CHROMIUM STYLE Set

“Good even better” – AV-magazine tested the CHROMIUM STYLE 5.1 set

The online AV-magazine took a closer look at our CHROMIUM STYLE 5.1 set. The following test candidates took off: 2x STYLE 6, 2x STYLE 2, 1x STYLE 1 BASE, and the QUBE 10 Aktiv. The result of the tester: “With the new Chromium Style series quadral offers elegant and powerful sounding loudspeakers, which distinguish themselves by a relaxed and harmonically balanced sound. Manufacturing and material are of first class. That is why this home theatre set is without exception recommended as sound furniture for sophisticated music and sound lovers.”

Expressed in grades: “Very good” (top class)

Read the complete test: www.av-magazin.de/Einleitung-Quadral-Chromium-St.6892.0.html

lite-magazin.de Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 1 Base, Chromium Style 6, QUBE 10 aktiv

TEST: Quadral Chromium Style 5.1-Set

Perfect home cinema sound for lovers of detail
 
… with this title the lite-magazin.de took a close look at our new CHROMIUM STYLE 5.1. set. Since the CHROMIUM STYLE 6 has already been convincing, the result for the surround-set is as equally positive. The conclusion is "In the surround test Quadrals Chromium set keeps what it has promised. In combination with the active subwoofer Qube 10 it slides through the room with a precisely- dynamical processed home cinema sound that impresses in all aspects. Beyond, the well thought out designed loudspeakers generate an extremely good upgrade to every living room only with their pure optics without taking too much attention." The result was an overall rating of 1.0 in the "top class".
 
Read here the complete test result: www.lite-magazin.de/2015/10/test-quadral-chromium-style-5-1-set-perfekter-heimkino-sound-fuer-detailverliebte/

audiovision Device of the year 2015/2016 Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 1 Base, Chromium Style 8, QUBE 12 aktiv

Device of the year 2015/2016 - quadral CHROMIUM STYLE set

Big award from audiovision readers. In the category 5.1 loudspeakers between 2,000 and 4,000 Euro the CHROMIUM STYLE SET, consisting of STYLE 8, STYLE 2, STYLE 1 BASE and QUBE 12, has been named device of the year. We say thank you to everyone who voted for us!

audiovision Chromium Style 1 Base, Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 8, QUBE 12 aktiv

Test CHROMIUM STYLE-Set, including STYLE 8, STYLE 2, STYLE 1 BASE and QUBE 12

With the title "stylish" the specialist magazine audiovision took a closer look at the big CHROMIUM STYLE set, including STYLE 8, STYLE 2, STYLE 1 BASE and QUBE 12. The result: a "highlight" and in the evaluation "very good" with 87 of 100 points. The conclusion of the testers: "For eyes and ears Quadrals Chromium Style set has lots to offer. Besides its very homogeneous airy rendering it convinces with clean low reaching basses and a high level quality. A real home cinema highlight." Look it up! In the audiovision edition 11/2015.

av-magazin.de 03/2013 QUBE 10 aktiv, CHROMIUM STYLE 52, CHROMIUM STYLE 32, CHROMIUM STYLE 12 BASE

Test report: CHROMIUM STYLE 5.1 set - STYLE 52, STYLE 32, STYLE 12 BASE and QUBE 10.

Conclusion:

"The Chromium Style home cinema set from Quadral gives you first-class tone quality coupled with an elegant, modern and timeless design. The generous technical configuration enables the Chromium Style set to produce a powerful, gripping sound, which guarantees impressive music and film sound reproduction."

Tone:

+ good spatiality
+ powerful bass reproduction
+ impressive reproduction capabilities

Assessment: Excellent sound Excellent fittings

areadvd.de 01/2013 CHROMIUM STYLE 52, CHROMIUM STYLE 12 BASE, QUBE 10 aktiv

CHROMIUM STYLE range, 5.1 box set, consisting of: STYLE 52, STYLE 12 BASE and QUBE 10

CHROMIUM STYLE range, 5.1 box set, consisting of: STYLE 52, STYLE 12 BASE and QUBE 10

"Conclusion:
The Quadral Chromium Style set including QUBE 10 active is, same as the first Chromium Style ensemble that we tested, a hit in every regard! Excellent workmanship gives it both a truly noble appearance and polished acoustics. The expensive and complex ribbon tweeter ensures that the Style 52 and Style 12 Base give the optimum values for this price class, especially with regard to homogeneity and an extensive high tone range. The coupling of the ribbons to the mid-tone ranges, which is quite a problem on its own, has been completed brilliantly by Quadral, as the sound appears to come from a single source. The precise voice reproduction and authentic spatiality make the mid-tone ranges extremely satisfying to listen to. The new QUBE 10 has worked wonders for the bass ranges. The new active subwoofer is powerful, precise and has tremendous depth."

AREA DVD REFERENCE
5.1 speaker system in the upper mid-range class

+ First-class high frequency range – pleasant and rich in detail
+ Excellent voice reproduction
+ Superb spatiality
+ QUBE 10 has a rich bass and high precision reproduction
+ Very homogenous acoustic field with four upright speakers
+ Superior workmanship
+ Superb appearance

- Only in two high gloss finishes
- No Bi-amping/Bi-wiring

(translated by quadral)

ASCENT LE

hifi-voice.com 04/2014 ASCENT 90 LE

ASCENT 90 LE

PROS
+ lively, vivid, graceful sound
+ spectacular dynamics
+ respectable speed and purity
+ unexaggerated, relatively balanced delivery

CONS
- price increase rather high over the previous generation

(translated by quadral)

RHODIUM

lite-magazin.de RHODIUM 500

Test: quadral RHODIUM 500

Living room rocker with design claim – grade 1.0 for the RHODIUM 500 Lite test

Lean, white, and all along convincing. This is how RHODIUM 500 presented itself in the test of online magazine Lite. Therefore the feedback of the test editorial: “You have to put close to 1200 Euro on the table for a pair of Rhodium 500, the top model of the newly revised quadral top class series. What you get is a duo of outstandingly manufactured and first class fitted floorstanders. A duo, that with an elegant, straight, and of an essentially shaped design convinces with excellent sound that you would hardly expect of these lean transducers. A, all in all very successful and fair calculated comprehensive package that definitely gets a recommendation from us. Who would like, can extend the friendly ambience appearing main speaker with a fitting center, shelf speakers, and a subwoofer to a complete surround set and this way, not only listen stereo, but also enjoy multi-channel in a capturing quality.“

Grade 1.0 (high class). Read the complete test of December 29, 2015.

HI-FI World UK RHODIUM 400

RHODIUM 400

„To say the quadral RHODIUM 400s punch well above their weight would be an understatement. They give a big sound from a small cabinet, are easy to drive, detailed and musically infectious – all for just £ 895. They never failed to prove enjoyable with all forms of music and put a big, fat grin on the face of everyone who heard them.

You’d have to go a long way to find a loudspeaker as good at, or anywhere near the price, given their range of abilities.

In fact, I was rather sorry to see them leave the listening room at the end of their stay.“


OUTSTANDING - amongst the best



„Einfach zu sagen, die RHODIUM 400 würden über ihre Gewichtsklasse hinauswachsen, wäre eine Untertreibung. Sie bieten großen Sound aus einem kleinen Gehäuse, sind einfach zu bespielen, detailliert und musikalisch ansteckend – und das alles für nur £ 895. Nie sind sie den Beweis schuldig geblieben, unterschiedlichste Musikstile genussvoll abspielen zu können – sie zaubern jedem, der sie gehört hat, ein fettes Lächeln ins Gesicht. Man muss schon lange suchen, um einen so guten Lautsprecher in dieser oder einer ähnlichen Preisklasse zu finden.

Ich war wirklich ziemlich betrübt als sie den Hörraum wieder verlassen mussten.“

 
Urteil: HERAUSRAGEND, unter den Besten!


Five of five Globes

(übersetzt von quadral)

Lite-magazin.de 10/2016 RHODIUM 100 BASE, RHODIUM 400, QUBE 8 aktiv, PHASE 150

RHODIUM & PHASE 5.1-Set

More captivating than reality

This is the headline of the current RHODIUM/PHASE test in the Lite magazine. The discreet 5.1 set consisting of 2x RHODIUM 400, 1x 100 RHODIUM 100 BASE, 2x PHASE 150 and the QUBE 8 subwoofer convinced the test editors, as can be seen from the test mark of 1.0 (top class). The conclusion: "Smaller living spaces quickly appear overloaded with a 5.1 system and forfeit fast the living atmosphere with bulky and plain speakers. However, limited space and high demands on optics is not the end for a surround system, as quadral proves with its visually appealing combination of its Rhodium and Phase series. Particularly the white finish is doing very well in tight spaces and sonically the quadral setup leaves nothing more to be desired anyway. With the "small" Rhodium ensemble quadral offers no less than home theater sound at the highest level."

Read here the complete test from 02 October 2016

Lite-magazin.de RHODIUM 100 BASE, RHODIUM 200, RHODIUM 500, QUBE 10 aktiv

Grade 1+ for quadral RHODIUM 5.1. set “This is how home cinema comes into your living room”

After the Lite magazine already hosted RHODIUM 500 and RHODIUM 200 as guests in an individual test, the surround set, comprising of both mentioned, RHODIUM 100 BASE, and QUBE 10 were analyzed as well. The result: Grade 1+ in the top class. We say “wow” and read excitedly the outcome of the testers: “The chosen Quadral Rhodium setup shows explicitly that the whole thing can be more than just the sum of its parts. Although I already knew what the Rhodium 500 was capable of in stereo mode, this 5.1. set – comprising of a floorstander 500, shelf speaker 200, Rhodium 100 Base, and the powerful Qube 10 active subwoofer – truly knocked me off. Therefore, the Quadral Rhodium surround set is a combination which is successfully in every detail and suitable for every living environment, hence first class manufactured loudspeakers to a completely reasonable price of 2800 Euro!”

Read the complete test from January 13, 2016: www.lite-magazin.de/2016/01/quadral-rhodium-5-1-set-so-geht-heimkino-im-wohnzimmer/

ARGENTUM

AREA DVD ARGENTUM 590

ARGENTUM 590

ARGENTUM 590 got the title “price class reference” in the class of “floorstander up to 1,000 € a pair" with following result: “This three-way design could scare the competition in the class up to 500 €/piece. Argentum 590 knows everything: to step on the “gas”, reinforce the bass area massively, and to render classical or jazz music very cultivated and with love for detail . Their high efficiency, excellent level stability, and a dense spatial presentation leave nothing to be desired. A really good and fair calculated loudspeaker also for higher standards.”

Read the complete special about the ARGENTUM journey by AREA DVD (January, 28th 2016) here: www.areadvd.de/tests/xxl-quadral-argentum-special-tests-von-argentum-3-wege-lautsprechern-530550590/

 

 

LITE Magazin ARGENTUM 570

ARGENTUM 570

“Sonorous silver” guest at Lite magazine

ARGENTUM 570 was invited to the city of Erkrath and had to confront eyes and ears of the Lite expert jury. Obviously with success, expressed in grade 1,0 (middleclass) and the following result: “Argentum 570 is conceived as an allrounder, for home cinema, but also for hifi and in this field it makes a really good impression as a pure loudspeaker in stereo action. Argentum plays brilliantly and strongly in the bass area, it provides a concentrated and clear sound picture, and possesses the power to remain faithful to its ideals and its big strength in performance. Looking at the price the manufacturing is very good and the rendering quality outstanding. Therefore, quadral stays loyal to the goal of the series also in the fifth generation: Argentum 570 offers lots of sound to a fair price.”

Read the compplete test here: www.lite-magazin.de/2016/03/quadral-argentum-570-klingendes-silber-mit-titanischen-wandlern/

HEIMKINO ARGENTUM 570, ARGENTUM 510 BASE, QUBE 7 Aktiv, PHASE 180

“Big Seller”

... This is how home theater in edition 11-12 / 2016 titled the test of our ARGENTUM surround sets. ARGENTUM 570 in the front, ARGENTUM 510 BASE as center, 2 QUBE 7 subwoofers and brand new PHASE 180 as rear speakers were tested. The conclusion: "The current version of quadral Argentum sets provide an elegant look, clean manufacturing and surprisingly adult sound quality, which can satisfy even demanding music and home cinema lovers. Here, the Argentum-set does not cost a fortune and is an absolute price-performance insider tip! Especially in our tested version with two compact Qube-7-subwoofers in double and phase-180 rear speakers for convenient wall mounting Argentum series makes a whole lot of sense in home cinema sound. "
The result speaks for itself: 1.1 Outstanding in the top class and a home theater price tip on top.

AREA DVD ARGENTUM 550

ARGENTUM 550

The Argentum 550 was “excellent” in the class “floorstanders up to 1,000 € a pair”

 

Read the complete special about the ARGENTUM journey by AREA DVD (January, 28th 2016) here: www.areadvd.de/tests/xxl-quadral-argentum-special-tests-von-argentum-3-wege-lautsprechern-530550590/

AREA DVD ARGENTUM 530

ARGENTUM 530

The three-way loudspeaker ARGENTUM 530 got an “outstanding” in the class “shelfspeaker up to 1,000 € the pair”.

 

Read the complete special about the ARGENTUM journey by AREA DVD (January, 28th 2016) here: www.areadvd.de/tests/xxl-quadral-argentum-special-tests-von-argentum-3-wege-lautsprechern-530550590/

Lite-Magazin ARGENTUM 510 BASE, ARGENTUM 520, ARGENTUM 590, QUBE 7 Aktiv

ARGENTUM 5.2 Set

“Sound-recommendation for price-conscious Heimkino magazine fans” – ARGENTUM 5.2 set in the Lite test

Great recommendation of Lite magazine for ARGENTUM 5.2 set, consisting of ARGENTUM 590, 520, 510 BASE and 2x QUBE 7. The result: “A full-grown surround set of a brand manufacturer, consisting of five loudspeakers and two subwoofers, which are suitable for the living room and on top also affordable. This does not only sound tempting on paper, but also in practice and is available at quadral. The tested quadral Argentum series has convinced with its excellent manufacturing, a refreshing dynamical and clear sound in stereo, a thrilling multi-channel performance, and large pressure and reserve capacity. In short: this 5.2 – setup is an unrestricted recommendation for price-conscious movie friends, who are looking for a full-grown and beautiful surround system for the living room. “Grade A+ (middleclass) and full 100% in terms of sound. More is not possible ... Read the complete test here.

Video ARGENTUM 510 BASE, ARGENTUM 590, QUBE 12 aktiv

ARGENTUM 5.1-Set

Spring of joy - ARGENTUM 5.1 set in the test at “video”

The current ARGENTUM series (4x ARGENTUM 590, 1x ARGENTUM 510, 1x QUBE 12) has left the “video” editorial with the title “must buy” joined by the test rating “good” (74%) and “very good” in terms of price/performance. Read more in the video issue 03/2016.

hifi-voice.com 01/2014 ARGENTUM 490

ARGENTUM 490

"+ good price/performance ratio
+ nice build
+ dynamic "quadral" sound
+ ideal for rock and classical music
- the even better Ascent range doesn't cost much more"

HiFi Test 06/2013 ARGENTUM 490

ARGENTUM 490

"Conclusion:

The new 3-way ARGENTUM 490 upright speaker from Quadral will delight you all the way down the line. Its clean, undistorted sound is paired with an impressive, dynamic deep bass performance that will simply astound you. For the price of a pair, which is well under € 1,000, you get ARGENTUM 490 speakers that have been really well prepared and both are real musical all-rounders."

Assessment:

Simple and precise:

+ 3-way principle
+ Huge reflex port
+ Price/Performance

Sound (70%): 1,2
Laboratory (15%): 1,1
Practice (15%): 1,2

Top class
Rating 1.2
Value for money: Excellent

QUINTAS

AREA DVD QUINTAS 606

QUINTAS 606

"Affordable all-rounder with surprisingly powerful and dynamic acoustics" - an "Outstanding" for our entry-level model QUINTAS 606!

With just under 280, - Euros a pair QUINTAS 606 provide much sound for little money. This is also online magazine AREA DVD’s opinion: "Casually speaking, quadral Quintas are no formal "scoop": Still, classic old-loudspeaker-style from the 80s will certainly find its pleasure. Don’t be dazzled by the lightly dusty, but clean manufactured exterior. Acoustically, it may be difficult to find a comparable low-priced speaker that attracts with these convincing sound arguments. Powerful bass, excellent spatiality and a perfectly integrated voice reproduction speak for Quintas 606. Also efficiency and level stability deserve commendation. Thanks to their harmonious design, Quintas are suitable for virtually any source material."

The grade: Outstanding (floor-standing speakers entry-level class) Read the complete test from 01 November 2016 here

QUBE Subwoofer

areadvd.de 09/2013 QUBE 12 aktiv

area dvd September 18th, 2013

"Exceptional talent at a special price: Quadral’s QUBE 12 is one of the best active sub-woofers that we have ever had in our listening studio, especially when you take the price/performance ratio into consideration. We are talking about 999 euros here and what the buyer gets for is money is really excellent: Exceptional workmanship, an elegant visual appearance together with full lounge compatibility, excellent peak stability, impeccable precision, top class bass depth and it is superbly suited for working with all types of source material. You cannot ask for more."

Top class sub-woofer that meets your high demands at a low purchase price

+ Extreme level stability
+ Enormous bass depth
+ Very precise
+ Elegant visual appearance
+ Clean workmanship
+ Economical purchase price

- Phase is not linearly adjustable”

area dvd reference, top class sub-woofer
Test 18th September 2013

Read the original review here

Video 09/2013 QUBE 12 aktiv

video 09/2013

"The low-distortion reproduction coming from the sleek Bauhaus-style Quadral Qube will enthral any listener. It was noticeably unobtrusive during the reproduction sequences yet it had a decisive emphasis when reproducing spec­tacular sound effects, such as those in the flight scenes in ‘Avatar’. Even music gourmets will come to love it as it makes the complete music spectrum audible right down to the deepest frequencies.”

+ It can perform loud and deep, and very cleanly as well
- Available only in highgloss black and highgloss white

Test verdict: Very good  76%

Price/performance ratio: Very good Testwinner (4 subwoofer tested, 2 x very good, 2 x good)

stereoplay "Goldenes Ohr 2016" QUBE 12 aktiv

Once again readers of AUDIO and stereoplay were called for the election. 33,070 readers followed this call and named their favorites in varied categories. Gold, or the "Golden Ear 2016" for QUBE 12 in the category subwoofer. A big thank you to all participants!

Heimkino Chromium Style 8, Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 1 Base, PHASE A10, QUBE 12 aktiv

CHROMIUM STYLE + PHASE A10

"Elegant and powerful" ... these are the first words of the current HEIMKINO edition about our STYLE & PHASE surround set

At the same time 8 loudspeakers went to HEIMKINO last month to face the critical eyes and ears of the test editorial. The "travel group" consisted of the new speakers PHASE A10, CHROMIUM STYLE models 1, 2 and 8 as well as powerful subwoofer QUBE 12. With a "soundtip" and grade 1+ in the luggage, the set took off for the journey home; and this to the great joy of those who stayed home. The conclusion of the testers: "With the slim, excellently processed chromium set, quadral has succeeded a big pitch. The 5.1.2 home cinema set that we have tested delivers first-class film sound, which is dynamic, tonal and convincing in terms of spatiality throughout the line. The Qube 12 is an extremely powerful subwoofer in our set for captivating and dry bass reproduction, two Dolby Atmos PHASE A10 units deliver the third dimension of the film sound from above. quadral Chromium Style: a real recommendation for demanding home cinema and hi-fi lovers!

Summarized:
Class - top class
Testimonial - OUTSTANDING(1+)
Price/offer: very good
SOUND TIP
Read more in the HEIMKINO 1/2-2017

AREA DVD PLATINUM M40, PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 BASE, PHASE A10, QUBE 12 aktiv

PLATINUM SURROUND + PHASE A10

Sound from all sides!

Large multi-channel test at AREA DVD: 10 quadral loudspeakers lined up to create the perfect surround sound. In detail: 2x quadral PLATINUM M40, 2x PLATINUM M20, 1x PLATINUM M10 BASE, 1x QUBE 12 and 4x the new effect-stage PHASE A10. Together, the ensemble won the title "price class reference". The bottom line of the test project: multi-channel experts from Hanover: The Quadral 5.1.4-set pleased us in the test with a far above-average performance. The spatial effect with four tower modules is gigantic; one feels enveloped by all sides and in all dimensions of sound. The quadral ensemble converts very well, what “immersive sound” wants to achieve. All components are level-resistant. The QUBE 12 active subwoofer impresses furthermore with its impressive design. The built-in output stage with a full 500 watt sine-wave power fits into the first-class overall picture of this multi-channel system. Thanks to the RiCom V tweeter, the Platinum components included in the set, play up to 50 kHz, making them ideal for high-definition audio media. The processing is excellent, even in the detail we do not find any defects. The top firing modules, phase A10, however, are technically - with a broadband chassis - very simple. Here the competition (KEF, ELAC TS3030) puts in more effort. With the 5.1.4 set of Platinum M, Phase A10 and QUBE12, quadral delivers an impressive statement for modern multi-channel sound"

Result: Price class reference (multi-channel loudspeaker sets upper class), the test of 18.11.2016 is available  here

VIDEO Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 8, Chromium Style 1 Base, QUBE 12 aktiv

CHROMIUM STYLE 5.1-Set

"Extra class" - Video tested big surround sets

Three 5.1 sets were compared against each other in the trade magazine Video (05/2016). Among them our CHROMIUM STYLE-Ensemble, consisting of STYLE 8, STYLE 2, STYLE 1 Base, and QUBE 12. The judgement of the testers: very good (price/ratio: outstanding). "The seamless weld together, largely accurate team from Lower Saxony in Germany convinces with a perfect final touch and sonic finesse". In addition, it got the title "price tip" and we can only endorse that.

Audiovision 01/2013 PLATINUM M50, PLATINUM M25, PLATINUM M10 BASE, QUBE 12 aktiv

PLATINUM M set, consisting of: PLATINUM M50, PLATINUM M25, PLATINUM M10 and QUBE 12

"Conclusion Quadral's Platinum-M set does not come cheap, but the set is worth its price. The superb finished high-gloss ensemble does not need take up a lot of space, but it will easily fill a huge room with superb elemental bass tones. Both music and voices always sound natural and films are reproduced homogeneously and non-stressfully. This is why the set gets 90 points (out of 100) and reaches our "reference class."

90 von 100 points
"reference class"
audiovision Highlight

(translated by quadral)

Video ARGENTUM 510 BASE, ARGENTUM 590, QUBE 12 aktiv

ARGENTUM 5.1-Set

Spring of joy - ARGENTUM 5.1 set in the test at “video”

The current ARGENTUM series (4x ARGENTUM 590, 1x ARGENTUM 510, 1x QUBE 12) has left the “video” editorial with the title “must buy” joined by the test rating “good” (74%) and “very good” in terms of price/performance. Read more in the video issue 03/2016.

audiovision Device of the year 2015/2016 Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 1 Base, Chromium Style 8, QUBE 12 aktiv

Device of the year 2015/2016 - quadral CHROMIUM STYLE set

Big award from audiovision readers. In the category 5.1 loudspeakers between 2,000 and 4,000 Euro the CHROMIUM STYLE SET, consisting of STYLE 8, STYLE 2, STYLE 1 BASE and QUBE 12, has been named device of the year. We say thank you to everyone who voted for us!

audiovision Chromium Style 1 Base, Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 8, QUBE 12 aktiv

Test CHROMIUM STYLE-Set, including STYLE 8, STYLE 2, STYLE 1 BASE and QUBE 12

With the title "stylish" the specialist magazine audiovision took a closer look at the big CHROMIUM STYLE set, including STYLE 8, STYLE 2, STYLE 1 BASE and QUBE 12. The result: a "highlight" and in the evaluation "very good" with 87 of 100 points. The conclusion of the testers: "For eyes and ears Quadrals Chromium Style set has lots to offer. Besides its very homogeneous airy rendering it convinces with clean low reaching basses and a high level quality. A real home cinema highlight." Look it up! In the audiovision edition 11/2015.

homecinemachoice.com 08/2013 QUBE 10 aktiv

QUBE 10

"HCC verdict:

Highs: Controlled, detailed and civilised performance; excellent build quality; handsome design; affordable
Lows: Slight lack of low-end extension and sense of excitement; fairly large enclosure

Performance: 4/5
Design: 4.5/5
Features: 4/5
Overall: 4/5"

Read the original review here

Video 07/2013 07/2013 QUBE 10 aktiv

QUBE 10 active

"Anyone who wants to be able to appreciate more than just superb home cinema reproduction and places great importance on excellent stereo reproduction should listen to the CHROMIUM STYLE set.“

Test verdict: Good
Value for money: Excellent, 73%
video "best buy" recommendation

(translated by quadral)

av-magazin.de Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 1 Base, Chromium Style 6, QUBE 10 aktiv

CHROMIUM STYLE Set

“Good even better” – AV-magazine tested the CHROMIUM STYLE 5.1 set

The online AV-magazine took a closer look at our CHROMIUM STYLE 5.1 set. The following test candidates took off: 2x STYLE 6, 2x STYLE 2, 1x STYLE 1 BASE, and the QUBE 10 Aktiv. The result of the tester: “With the new Chromium Style series quadral offers elegant and powerful sounding loudspeakers, which distinguish themselves by a relaxed and harmonically balanced sound. Manufacturing and material are of first class. That is why this home theatre set is without exception recommended as sound furniture for sophisticated music and sound lovers.”

Expressed in grades: “Very good” (top class)

Read the complete test: www.av-magazin.de/Einleitung-Quadral-Chromium-St.6892.0.html

Lite-magazin.de RHODIUM 100 BASE, RHODIUM 200, RHODIUM 500, QUBE 10 aktiv

Grade 1+ for quadral RHODIUM 5.1. set “This is how home cinema comes into your living room”

After the Lite magazine already hosted RHODIUM 500 and RHODIUM 200 as guests in an individual test, the surround set, comprising of both mentioned, RHODIUM 100 BASE, and QUBE 10 were analyzed as well. The result: Grade 1+ in the top class. We say “wow” and read excitedly the outcome of the testers: “The chosen Quadral Rhodium setup shows explicitly that the whole thing can be more than just the sum of its parts. Although I already knew what the Rhodium 500 was capable of in stereo mode, this 5.1. set – comprising of a floorstander 500, shelf speaker 200, Rhodium 100 Base, and the powerful Qube 10 active subwoofer – truly knocked me off. Therefore, the Quadral Rhodium surround set is a combination which is successfully in every detail and suitable for every living environment, hence first class manufactured loudspeakers to a completely reasonable price of 2800 Euro!”

Read the complete test from January 13, 2016: www.lite-magazin.de/2016/01/quadral-rhodium-5-1-set-so-geht-heimkino-im-wohnzimmer/

lite-magazin.de Chromium Style 2, Chromium Style 1 Base, Chromium Style 6, QUBE 10 aktiv

TEST: Quadral Chromium Style 5.1-Set

Perfect home cinema sound for lovers of detail
 
… with this title the lite-magazin.de took a close look at our new CHROMIUM STYLE 5.1. set. Since the CHROMIUM STYLE 6 has already been convincing, the result for the surround-set is as equally positive. The conclusion is "In the surround test Quadrals Chromium set keeps what it has promised. In combination with the active subwoofer Qube 10 it slides through the room with a precisely- dynamical processed home cinema sound that impresses in all aspects. Beyond, the well thought out designed loudspeakers generate an extremely good upgrade to every living room only with their pure optics without taking too much attention." The result was an overall rating of 1.0 in the "top class".
 
Read here the complete test result: www.lite-magazin.de/2015/10/test-quadral-chromium-style-5-1-set-perfekter-heimkino-sound-fuer-detailverliebte/

audiovision PLATINUM M35, PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 BASE, QUBE 10 aktiv

5.1 PLATINUM M-Set, bestehend aus: PLATINUM M35, PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 und QUBE 10

5.1 PLATINUM M-Set, bestehend aus:
PLATINUM M35, PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 und QUBE 10

"AV-FAZIT:
Quadral beschreitet mit dem Platinum M-Set technisch eigene Wege, und zwar in die richtige Richtung. Ein so entspanntes und trotzdem präzises Klangbild hören auch die Tester von audiovision nicht alle Tage - schon gar nicht für 3.000 Euro."

audiovision PREISTIPP

"+ knackige und druckvolle Basswiedergabe
+ sauberes Klangbild mit weiträumiger Abbildung
+ sehr gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
- geringe Empfindlichkeit"

BEWERTUNG TONQUALITÄT 5.1-MEHRKANAL sehr gut 50/60
BEWERTUNG TONQUALITÄT STEREO sehr gut 20/25
MATERIAL & VERARBEITUNG sehr gut 10/10
AUSSTATTUNG sehr gut 4/5
av-wertung sehr gut 84 von 100
av-magazin.de 03/2013 QUBE 10 aktiv, CHROMIUM STYLE 52, CHROMIUM STYLE 32, CHROMIUM STYLE 12 BASE

Test report: CHROMIUM STYLE 5.1 set - STYLE 52, STYLE 32, STYLE 12 BASE and QUBE 10.

Conclusion:

"The Chromium Style home cinema set from Quadral gives you first-class tone quality coupled with an elegant, modern and timeless design. The generous technical configuration enables the Chromium Style set to produce a powerful, gripping sound, which guarantees impressive music and film sound reproduction."

Tone:

+ good spatiality
+ powerful bass reproduction
+ impressive reproduction capabilities

Assessment: Excellent sound Excellent fittings

Heimkino 02/2013 PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 BASE, QUBE 10 aktiv, PLATINUM M30

PLATINIUM M Series, 5.1-speaker set consisting of: PLATINUM M30, M20, M10 base, QUBE 10

"Conclusion:
The sextet that we tested captivated us through its excellent workmanship, its ample configuration and its fair pricing. This impressive complete package is topped off by the excellent sound qualities of the Platinum set when reproducing film sound and music, which impresses all the way down the line. Anyone looking for a superb 5.1 surround set for use at home should go immediately to their local dealer for a demonstration of Quadral’s new Platinum range of speakers."

+ Superb reproduction
+ Excellent workmanship
+ Homogeneous surround setting

HOME CINEMA top class
Test verdict: outstanding 1.1

(translated by quadral)

Video 02/2013 PLATINUM M40, PLATINUM M20, PLATINUM M10 BASE, QUBE 10 aktiv

PLATINUM M range, 5.1 box set, consisting of: M40, M20, M10 base, QUBE 10 | and PLATINUM M40 used as the stereo speaker

+ fine, hi-fi playing style with sculptural interpretation power
- slightly centred tuning in surround mode

Test verdict: Good Value for money: Very good 72%

areadvd.de 01/2013 CHROMIUM STYLE 52, CHROMIUM STYLE 12 BASE, QUBE 10 aktiv

CHROMIUM STYLE range, 5.1 box set, consisting of: STYLE 52, STYLE 12 BASE and QUBE 10

CHROMIUM STYLE range, 5.1 box set, consisting of: STYLE 52, STYLE 12 BASE and QUBE 10

"Conclusion:
The Quadral Chromium Style set including QUBE 10 active is, same as the first Chromium Style ensemble that we tested, a hit in every regard! Excellent workmanship gives it both a truly noble appearance and polished acoustics. The expensive and complex ribbon tweeter ensures that the Style 52 and Style 12 Base give the optimum values for this price class, especially with regard to homogeneity and an extensive high tone range. The coupling of the ribbons to the mid-tone ranges, which is quite a problem on its own, has been completed brilliantly by Quadral, as the sound appears to come from a single source. The precise voice reproduction and authentic spatiality make the mid-tone ranges extremely satisfying to listen to. The new QUBE 10 has worked wonders for the bass ranges. The new active subwoofer is powerful, precise and has tremendous depth."

AREA DVD REFERENCE
5.1 speaker system in the upper mid-range class

+ First-class high frequency range – pleasant and rich in detail
+ Excellent voice reproduction
+ Superb spatiality
+ QUBE 10 has a rich bass and high precision reproduction
+ Very homogenous acoustic field with four upright speakers
+ Superior workmanship
+ Superb appearance

- Only in two high gloss finishes
- No Bi-amping/Bi-wiring

(translated by quadral)

Heimkino 01/2013 QUBE 8 aktiv

QUBE 8 active

The bottom line:
"In this comparison, quadral’s brand new high-gloss subwoofer turned out to have the best workmanship and top equipment. Due to its enormous enthusiasm, agility and impressive materials, it ultimately wins the mid-class comparison.”

+ very good workmanship + enormous dynamics Middle-class subwoofer Test result: outstanding (1,1) (Comparative test with 9 subwoofer: 6 x outstanding, 3 x excellent)

Lite-magazin.de 10/2016 RHODIUM 100 BASE, RHODIUM 400, QUBE 8 aktiv, PHASE 150

RHODIUM & PHASE 5.1-Set

More captivating than reality

This is the headline of the current RHODIUM/PHASE test in the Lite magazine. The discreet 5.1 set consisting of 2x RHODIUM 400, 1x 100 RHODIUM 100 BASE, 2x PHASE 150 and the QUBE 8 subwoofer convinced the test editors, as can be seen from the test mark of 1.0 (top class). The conclusion: "Smaller living spaces quickly appear overloaded with a 5.1 system and forfeit fast the living atmosphere with bulky and plain speakers. However, limited space and high demands on optics is not the end for a surround system, as quadral proves with its visually appealing combination of its Rhodium and Phase series. Particularly the white finish is doing very well in tight spaces and sonically the quadral setup leaves nothing more to be desired anyway. With the "small" Rhodium ensemble quadral offers no less than home theater sound at the highest level."

Read here the complete test from 02 October 2016

Lite-Magazin ARGENTUM 510 BASE, ARGENTUM 520, ARGENTUM 590, QUBE 7 Aktiv

ARGENTUM 5.2 Set

“Sound-recommendation for price-conscious Heimkino magazine fans” – ARGENTUM 5.2 set in the Lite test

Great recommendation of Lite magazine for ARGENTUM 5.2 set, consisting of ARGENTUM 590, 520, 510 BASE and 2x QUBE 7. The result: “A full-grown surround set of a brand manufacturer, consisting of five loudspeakers and two subwoofers, which are suitable for the living room and on top also affordable. This does not only sound tempting on paper, but also in practice and is available at quadral. The tested quadral Argentum series has convinced with its excellent manufacturing, a refreshing dynamical and clear sound in stereo, a thrilling multi-channel performance, and large pressure and reserve capacity. In short: this 5.2 – setup is an unrestricted recommendation for price-conscious movie friends, who are looking for a full-grown and beautiful surround system for the living room. “Grade A+ (middleclass) and full 100% in terms of sound. More is not possible ... Read the complete test here.

areadvd.de 11/2013 FERRUM 7000 Set, QUBE 7 Aktiv

5.1 surround set; consisting of: FERRUM 7000 and QUBE 7

"Verdict:

Top class speaker sets from Lower Saxony – the Ferrum set that we tested left a masterful impression. Quadral have proved that top quality can still be produced in every regard even if the purchase price is low: The Ferrum 7000 F front speakers are visually sleek and modern and they also have an excellent finish. Acoustically the set was vibrant, with superb level stability and it was a joy to listen to. Furthermore, the extremely compact Qube 7 is also a tremendous surprise. It would be very difficult to find a better solution for a purchase price of around 1,300 euros that includes an active subwoofer and even in the more expensive price classes up to 2,000 euros it is not easy to find another set that can out-perform this Ferrum set."

Excellence is not a question of price – Quadral’s Ferrum set plus the Qube 7 produces a top class all-round result

AREA DVD PRICE-CLASS REFERENCE
5.1 Surround sets (up to 2000 €)
November 27, 2013

(translated by quadral)

http://www.areadvd.de/tests/test-quadral-5-1-ls-set-ferrum-7000

HEIMKINO ARGENTUM 570, ARGENTUM 510 BASE, QUBE 7 Aktiv, PHASE 180

“Big Seller”

... This is how home theater in edition 11-12 / 2016 titled the test of our ARGENTUM surround sets. ARGENTUM 570 in the front, ARGENTUM 510 BASE as center, 2 QUBE 7 subwoofers and brand new PHASE 180 as rear speakers were tested. The conclusion: "The current version of quadral Argentum sets provide an elegant look, clean manufacturing and surprisingly adult sound quality, which can satisfy even demanding music and home cinema lovers. Here, the Argentum-set does not cost a fortune and is an absolute price-performance insider tip! Especially in our tested version with two compact Qube-7-subwoofers in double and phase-180 rear speakers for convenient wall mounting Argentum series makes a whole lot of sense in home cinema sound. "
The result speaks for itself: 1.1 Outstanding in the top class and a home theater price tip on top.