Quadral Rondo in the Test

The Quadral Rondo can Bluetooth as well as music from a PC via USB audio interface. The stereo-set with neutral tones and crisp bass.

Quadral has run the Rondo couple in high-gloss piano lacquer, resulting in an elegant appearance. The two solid metal knobs seem more “analog”, actually Rondo but modern digital technology offers. So runs the Bluetooth radio transmission by aptX-encoding, which means a sound advantage over the Bluetooth standard codec SBC in conjunction with appropriately equipped smartphones.

In addition, Rondo includes a USB audio interface, that is automatically bound by major PC operating systems for the reproduction. Compared to a mini jack, the USB socket is at risk from the circuit board of your notebook against breaking out mechanically much more robust and thus not as strong.

Spirited living sound

In the hearing test, she positively surprised Rondo with a sparkling, very open sound. Easily managed the exact figure of complex instruments, such as in Verdi’s Sempre Libera from La Traviata with Anna Netrebko.

The Bluetooth kit Rondo by Quadral is equipped with powerful bass speakers, working on rear bass reflex – openings. The buttons for power and inputs are made of aluminium.

In the pop field that could score Rondo, as happens when N’Koro of Fode BARO, a favorite listening test title of the author. Wonderful open the background vocals were, finely resolved the plucked sounds of the Kora, stable and clear the voice of the lead singer.

Overall, the Rondo sounds broadly balanced, with accent on the upper MIDs and highs. This is joined by a firm, very clean bass that extends down but not very deep. Excessively loud the Rondo does not play, but it’s fun.