What do you all think of ADS/Braun speakers?


   I had ADS speakers and loved them for their liquid and somewhat transparent sound, but it's been a long time since I heard them (I sold them to my cello student who needed a good pair of speakers for peanuts - ouch), and would like your opinion on them, before hunting them down again.


Thanks in advance - happy listening to all,




I enjoyed a pair of 710Ls for many years until I acquired Harbeth M30s, which are better to my ears. If you’ve a mind to, take a look at the Vintage asylum at AA, where I read posts from folks who collect, refurbish, and sell ADS speakers. Good luck!

ADS L810 series 2…. my brother has 2 pair including the original stands and boxes… they still sound darned good!

In their day, they were great.  I had a pair of L610s. I don't think that can compete with modern speakers. 

FWIW I was referring to the Braun L1030 and I would still love to hear a pair today. They were known for their mid range and high's clarity, something I love. 

I bought the L9e monitors, 7" woofer and ADS trademark dome mid & tweet. I think when compared to the competition in the late 80's early 90's they were good speakers for the money. Solid cabinets with nice veneers, steel grills and above average resolution and the l9e was $700 a pair. They were on the bright side of neutral, but overall a nice set of compromises. I have no idea if replacement parts are available and being 25+ years old I wouldn't touch them anymore.