Quad ESL 2812 Electrostatic Speakers


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Quad ESL 2812 Electrostatic Speakers

The ESL-2812 is the smaller of the two models using six panels rather than the 8 of the larger model. The inner two panels of the ESL-2812s construction, again utilise the concentric anode rings for point source imaging, and the outer rings are again linear in their response. The Quad ESL-2812 is one of Quad’s latest reference loudspeakers and, like its predecessors, should be regarded amongst the finest loudspeakers in the world.

Sold as a pair.

Quad ESL-2812
Quad ESL-2912
Floorstanding dipole with 3° fixed tilt
Floorstanding dipole with 3° fixed tilt
Multiple electrostatic drive membranes
Multiple electrostatic drive membranes
Time Delay
Progressive concentric rings
Progressive concentric rings
Chassis Structure
Heavy-duty composite aluminium/steel
Heavy-duty composite aluminium/steel
Panel Elements
Maximum Output
2 N/m2 at 2m on axis
2 N/m2 at 2m on axis
1.5 mbar per volt referred to 1m (86dB/2,83V rms equivalent)
1.5 mbar per volt referred to 1m (86dB/2,83V rms equivalent)
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
8 Ohms
Impedance Variation
4 - 15 Ohms
4 - 20 Ohms
Maximum Input
Continuous input voltage (rms): 10V Programme peak for undistorted output: 40V Permitted peak input: 55V
Continuous input voltage (rms): 10V Programme peak for undistorted output: 40V Permitted peak input: 55V
Frequency Response
37Hz - 21kHz (-6dB) 33Hz - 23kHz (usable)
32Hz - 21kHz (-6dB) 28Hz - 23kHz (usable)
Distortion (100dB@1m)
Above 1000Hz: <0.15% Above 100Hz: <0.5 Above 50Hz: <1.0%
Above 1000Hz: <0.15% Above 100Hz: <0.5% Above 50Hz: <1.0%
Power Consumption
Dimensions (HxWxD)
Net Weight

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