Quad ESL 2812 SKU Q-ESL-2812-BM
RRP $17,499.99

Quad ESL 2812

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Quad ESL 2812 SKU Q-ESL-2812-BM
RRP $17,499.99

The ORIGINAL electrostatic loudspeaker Quad ESL-2812 Electrostatic Speaker

The ESL was the world’s very first full range, ultra low distortion electrostatic loudspeaker. It set new standards of accuracy and fidelity in loudspeakers; a standard that remain unsurpassed to this day.


Product Description


The ESL is the complete embodiment of Quad's company ethos “The Closest Approach To The Original Sound” and the ESL series reproduces a sound which is indistinguishable between hearing a pair of loudspeakers and having the performers right there in front of you.

The Quad ESL-2812 is one of Quads latest reference loudspeakers and, like its predecessors, they regarded amongst the finest loudspeakers in the world. Quad's patented technology provides a unique combination of sonic speed and accuracy that is only possible from an electrostatic loudspeaker. This latest generation of ESL models, the ESL-2912 and ESL-2812 have built on the original concept with improved efficiency.

With the imaging and sound staging realized by a theoretically ideal point source, alongside near perfect transparency and lack of coloration, Quad ESL speakers are without peer.

Format Floor Standing Dipole with 3 degree fixed tilt
Type Full-range Electrostatic
Maximum Power Output 2 N/m2 at 2m on axis
Sensitivity 1.5 mbar per volt referred to 1m (= 86 dB/2.83V RMS)
Impedance 8 ohm nominal
Max continuous input voltage 10V (RMS) - 20Hz to 20kHz
Program peak for undistorted output 40V
Permitted peak input 55V
Frequency response

37Hz-21kHz (-6dB)

33Hz - 23kHz (useable)

Panel elements 4
Power consumption 6 Watts
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm

1040 x 695 x 385mm

(add 25-55mm for feet)

Weight 34.8kg
Available Colours Black with Piano Rosewood