As recently as 25 years ago, the loudspeaker world was rather a simple one; multi-channel sound was only available in the cinema, whilst at home, stereo reproduction of music was provided by two hifi boxes. The world of entertainment electronics has changed, however; the loudspeaker of former times has become a highly flexible multi-channel instrument for the reproduction of film sound and of pure music. In addition, the purchaser of today expects elegant, highly finished sound transducers which simultaneously offer excellent acoustic performance.
Nevertheless, not everybody is prepared to allocate loudspeakers a lot of space in the studio or living room. Instead, the boxes must be small and smart and still provide a sound which is dynamic, clear and multifarious, in short, “grown up”. Apart from the size of the studio, there is also the question of personal priorities, of decision about box size and price level. Depending on whether one prefers the finest quality music reproduction from audio DVD and SACD or whether one only occasionally plays a CD or a DVD video disc to fill one’s leisure time, it should be remembered that apart from the acoustics of a room, it is the quality of the loudspeakers which most strongly influences the overall sound picture. In a certain respect the purchase of a loudspeaker appears very difficult, but you will find that with the help of our website, the identification of the best loudspeaker combination to meet your expectations is a relatively simple task.
If, for example, you want to “wire for sound” a small to medium-sized room (up to 30 sq. metres) and regard an as far as possible visually unnoticeable installation of equipment as important, we would recommend our complete SURROUND series systems with compact, classically designed satellites. The 5.1- process of current multi-channel sound technology will enable you to experience effects of every kind, as though you were actually present and if you wish to use your system to reproduce the new Extended Surround Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and DTS ES Discrete/Matrix 6.1 sound formats, quadrals variable MAXI Line with individual satellites of different size, is available. MAXI is excellently suited for building up a wholly individual Surround installation; whether 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 and here you are at the control console and can assemble your own personal favourites. Naturally, a Sub-/ Sat system also requires a suitable subwoofer, for example in order to generate a low frequency “rolling thunder” and for this purpose we have available a range of active high performance “basses” to enhance your personal multi-channel experience.
The present trend is for slim, smart loudspeakers. In order to also meet authentic 5.1-, 6.1- or 7.1 reproduction requirements, we have created ALUMA, handsome, slim satellites available in various sizes and with different combination options, highly loadable, carefully constructed and also able to be used in large rooms of up to 50 sq. metres. They are also supplemented by a subwoofer. You get to hear a great deal from MAXI and ALUMA, but only to see very little, because the compact housings fit harmoniously into any living ambiance and what is visible can really be seen in the truest sense of the word, namely, an elegant, timelessly styled solid aluminium housings.
There are nevertheless also listeners, who want loudspeakers to be recognisable as such as part of the studio, on which they confer an elegant technical air and a technology which is visible, audible and last but not least, affordable, in short, who want a lot of sound and high quality of material for their money. For this we recommend the quadrals ARGENTUM series characterised by a particularly favourable price/performance ratio. It does not matter whether you wish mainly to enjoy films, or whether you are a music lover; ARGENTUM will satisfy both these needs equally well.
Are you looking for a loudspeaker with a high gloss lacquer housing, excellent sound characteristics and fairly priced? If so, our PLATINUM series is exactly right for you. Being a keen stereo listener, do you resort to one of the three-stand or two sound-intensive shelf loudspeakers, or if you wish to have “multi-channel” immediately, one of the PLATINUM complete sets, whose components fit perfectly with one another? All PLATINUM loudspeakers will enable you to enhance your personal sound experience via an active subwoofer chosen from our highly serviceable product range.
There are connoisseurs who wish to hear every musical detail, the dying sounds of the piano and the soft tones of the cello and to be able to do so in stereo and multi-channel technology. When listening to a film, do you wish to hear not only the overall impressive sound, but also the fine modelling of small side-effects such as the stirring of branches, the restless murmur of a stream, the vivacious twittering of birds in the crowns of trees and all of this from sound devices of timeless elegance. At quadral we have the answer to all these wants, namely, the CHROMIUM STLYE series, housed in high gloss lacquered cabinet and handsome form, perfect acoustics and option-related flexibility, suitable for practically any studio and the active subwoofer SUB 88 impressively underscoring the sound picture with a precise room-filling bass.
But perhaps you would like even more, namely, the peak of what is technically feasible; in that case we recommend our AURUM build-up series, to enable you to understand the loudspeaker as a total technical and visual work of art implementing an artefact with the highest degree of care and to become acquainted with details which you did not know before . This is AURUM, quadrals High End series for listeners with top requirements, characterised by the finest materials and premium processing, representing a new dimension; In its listening ambiance AURUM represents a perfect synthesis of strength and finesse, dynamics and plasticity, as if made not only for CD’s and video DVD’s, but also for high quality audio DVD and SACD tone formats, since AURUM loudspeakers make every detail come to life, perhaps even some finer points which you never noticed before and your guests will be astonished that not only your top-quality furniture, but also your new loudspeakers, are a dream in terms of both appearance and of performance.