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Dahlquist Prelude CA1 W1
5 Reviews
rating  4.6 of 5
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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matthew a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I own CA-1/W2's
These are the sweetest sounding loudspeakers that I have ever owned. The highs and mids are sweet, while the bass is tight,
but not boomy.
I am a bit curious what it would have sounded like if Dalquist had ever offered the 'anticipated' active module for W2.
Since I bought them, I have had them bi-amped. They have seen different amps, but when I installed the Synegistic Research cables they just let go and
just glow. I haven't noticed any special soundstage issues, in the sweet spot, they are great.
I have been running them with between 150-250 wpc on the bottom end and 100-200 wpc.
At the moment they are being driven with a Phase Linear A300 on top and a Nakamichi PA-7 on the bottom.
The sound fine at low volume, but go on 'afterburner' at higher volumes!
Buy 'em if you find 'em

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Soundwell



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john martin a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2000

Bottom Line:   
These guys I purchased at closeout. It turned out to be a
terrific buy! I had liked the smoothness of the original
DQ-12s as a kid, and these babies have a similar overall smoothness.

Great high end and not too bright
Great midrange (wide and smooth)
Solid Bass (without booming)

These guys really open up when bi-wired/bi-amped. Even
cheap amps (Adcom, NAD) sound great with them! Get decent speaker cables though.

Comparable to several speakers in the $2,000-$2,500 price range. A quality speaker system for $1,000 or less used.
Too bad they are out of business. Sometimes even superior
products fail in the market.

If you Find em', buy em'!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Audio Advisor



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Danny Cody a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I bought these things as a " fill in speaker " from my brother, who at that time worked at HI-FI Buy's in Nashville . These things blew me away after i hooked the Tara Lab cables to them.I had been auditioning speakers and i had no intention of keeping them, but since i set these things up w/ proper toe-in there's no need to listen any farther. Amazing .........

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by ronald hoffman a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 2, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I bought a pair of the Dahlquist ca2 and ca-w1 used for $500 and that was the best $500 I ever spent. If these speakers are set up with care and given enoughpower there is a near prefection that is acheived, a nice flat sound, tight low end, great staging. So if you can find a used pair, consider a pair.

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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Nicky Hoon a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 11, 1998

Bottom Line:   
Considering how good these speakers are, I was rather disappointed no one had reviewed them yet. They are a two piece system which are ported. Strenghts are the absolute accuracy in the mid-range and bass which is palatable even at very low volume. The treble is as accurate as I have ever heard. Very flat across the entire band. Weaknesses are the narowness of the sweet spot. The speakers need to be toed in just right and listener placement is important though not critical. Also, Dahlquist, what remains of this once mighty company no longer makes this speaker.

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