Quatuor Ebene is recognised as one of the great string quartets today and their release of the Beethoven complete string quartets is very welcome by me. Even though it was recorded over 7 different locations, the sound is universally excellent to outstanding. If your system is resolving, you can hear the sound of the different halls very clearly. More importantly, their playing is absolute world class, up there with best from yesteryears. I have 5 different complete string quartet cycles and this is up there with the best two that I have heard - namely, the Alban Berg live version and Quartetto Italiano. The Alban Berg still has it by a nose but this is nitpicking now.