EST. 1985 London England

Designed by and for sound engineering

The Quest.

Quested was founded by Roger Quested in 1985 to build true reference studio monitors, but with a history that dates back to the recording studios of the 1960s. As an assistant engineer at Olympic studios, Quested learnt his craft recording bands like the Rolling Stones on sessions capturing live playback for the film of Jumping Jack Flash.

Led Zeppelin 1, an album that has gone into the history books for its amazing drum sound, was Quested’s first full album project, where he worked as an assistant to Glyn Johns. Roger confirms it was made using four microphones and not three.

Then came Pink Floyd’s Obscured by clouds, Cat Stevens, The Kinks, Rick Springfield, Camel, John Denver, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Hallyday, Sacha Distel… the list that Quested worked on during this time just goes on and on.

Abbey Road, Trident, Townhouse, Sarm West

Frustrated by the monitors he had to use, Roger, who always had a passion for building speakers, decided to build a pair for DJM, the studio he was working in at the time.

This was the birth of Quested Studio Monitors.

A freelance engineer visiting the studio was so impressed with the monitors, he asked Roger if he would make a pair for a friend of his who was building a studio. Then Roger started to receive requests from the likes of Abbey Road, Trident, Townhouse and Trevor Horn’s Sarm West facility.

Life Long Associations

Quested hasn’t built a reputation from advertising or claims of re-inventing the wheel, but by recommendation from some of the world’s most respected artists, producers, engineers, broadcasting and recording studios who continue to trust Quested Monitors.

Abbey Road and Sarm use Quested Monitors to this day, with new systems installed in Studio Three (Abbey Road) during 2011.

Trevor Horn and the team at Sarm Music Village added Q112s to the existing Q212 system in 2016 along with the relocation of a Q212 system to Sarm LA

What’s the score

Another lifelong association was formed in the early days of Quested that is still very strong to this day – Hans Zimmer.

Back in 1986, Roger built a system for a studio that Hans Zimmer and a business partner were building called Lillie Yard. Hans Zimmer continues working with Quested monitors at his facility, Remote Control located in California.

This facility, along with being a creative space for Hans Zimmer, is also a springboard for emerging talent that work on film scores with Hans, building an environment to encourage new talent and techniques in this creative field.

Along with his large format system, Hans also relies on Quested V2108s when working at his studio or on location around the world.

This strong association has led to a number of composers also adopting Quested in their own studios including Harry Gregson-Williams, Richard Harvey and most recently Harris Jayaraj in India to name just a few.

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