The QUAD electrostatic speaker ESL produces such a faithfully real sound that for 60 years QUAD has been synonymous with the phrase For the Closest Approach of the Original Sound€¯. Together with the later ESL63, Peter Walker developed the two very best electrostatics ever.
When QUAD UK decided in 1996 to terminate the production of its initial model ESL57, QUAD Musikwiedergabe (their German representative at that time) took over the necessary tools to Germany. First they started manufacturing the major spare parts for this speaker, but soon the production was extended to virtually all parts of QUAD ESLs which are not anymore in production in the UK.
Today QUAD Musikwiedergabe keeps the true story alive. They also produce the famous Jecklin FLOAT QA electrostatic headspeakers plus a range of very useful units to get the electrostatics sing in your livingroom. They take direct orders and deliver around the globe