QUAD: The 99 revisited

I seem to remember the 99pre was criticised for being a mediocre product when compared to the 909. I’ve just resurrected mine after five years and have made up a balanced cable to run from the D type ampbus output to my power amp’s xlr inputs (a fiddly job). I’ve recently been using a Benchmark […]

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QUAD: 909 upgrade help requested

Looking for a high power and high current, and most importantly smooth sounding amp that will offer a clear upgrade on my previous Quad 909, and drive Dynaudio Contour 1.3SE. Tried so far; Hypex Ncore (good, but too quick/clean sounding for my tastes) Plinius Hautonga (see above) Job 225 (can’t seem to get the best […]

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QUAD: 303 treble anomalies?

Wonder if the brains trust has any advice for me. Just taken delivery of a lovely Quad 303, restored by Rob at AmpLabs (who’s been a perfect gent throughout) to match the original design but with old components swapped for new. I’m almost completely delighted with the results – warmth, intimacy, believability, it really draws […]

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Quad ESLs – your amplifier experiences

  I am inviting anyone who has owned the original Quad ESLs, or the ESL 63s, or heard them with known specific amplifiers, to state which speakers, and post your experiences with all or any amplifiers you’ve tried. :yes: I’ll start out. All my experiences are with the original model ESL. I first heard a […]

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QUAD: Reference ESL-2805 loudspeaker test review

  John Atkinson writes ….. When I was discussing the qualities of this speaker with Stephen Mejias before committing my thoughts to paper, he perceptively asked what music I’d been playing. Even as I answered—”Chamber music, soft rock, classical orchestral, acoustic jazz”—I got the point. All audio products push you toward music that plays to […]

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QUAD: Vintage Glory / Quad ESL-63 and Electrostatic Solutions

The part time audiophile writes: I am the first to admit that I have not been steadfast and unwavering in my love. No. Instead, I have been anything but. I am unfaithful. In fact, it’s probably fair to level this critique in rather stronger language: I am downright promiscuous. I confess! I confess! Admitting in […]

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The Audio Miser says: PREAMPS: Pre-owned bargains

Take a look HERE and HERE   ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Please click HERE to see how to get your press releases published on this site ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire VINTAGE archive Please click HERE to see how to get your press releases published […]

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QUAD: Vintage amps from Quad -70’s/80’s

I am looking to acquire a vintage/classic set up. I have read a lot on here regarding amps and speakers from the various ‘classic’ British hi-fi manufacturers such as Quad, Leak, Naim, Linn, Celestion,Tannoys etc…..Wow there is so much to learn about the pros and cons of older equiment. Here is the first of many […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: Do Tube Amps go better with QUAD 2805’s Speakers?

The thread starts:  I’m very happy with a pair of QUAD 2805’s which I bought new about 1yr ago. I’ve been using a VTL 5.5 Preamp w/phono, LP12, Zeta Arm, BlackBird, Ayre 7E CD, VTL 225 Deluxe Monoblocks converted to 6550c’s w.shunyata Tiapan helix PC’s,Diamond Racing cones on Solid Steel ampstands, Nordost Heimdall speaker cables. […]

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QUAD: Their S Series

They say ….. Quad’s new loudspeaker range: the S Series combines Kevlar-coned bass/midrange drivers with a specially designed ribbon tweeter. The range comprises two standmount models (S-1 and S-2), two floorstanders (S-4 and S-5) and a centre speaker for home cinema systems (S-C). At 285mm high, the  S-1 incorporates a 100mm bass/mid cone, while the […]

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QUAD: Launches its Z Stars

They say ….. Like the S Series, which launched in 2015 to widespread acclaim, the new range combines advanced Kevlar-coned bass and midrange drivers with a specially designed ribbon tweeter. The Z Series takes this fundamental design to a whole new level, however, re-engineering the drive units, crossovers and cabinets to provide the perfect bridge […]

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