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,




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.

My L1290/2 speakers were very neutral but needed to play louder than I normally wanted to sound good. I also wanted a little bit more high treble. The imaging was very good but the soundstage was not as wide and detailed as I would have preferred. They were excellent overall speakers but not quite what I was seeking. I still keep an eye out for a nice pair of L1090s, though.

I had 3 different pair- loved them back in the day. I think they’d still compete today soundwise.