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AIWA 9300 … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mulgrave/radios-receivers/aiwa-stereo-tuner-9300-faulty/1281020127 ARAGON 4004.2 … https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/modifying-aragon-4004-mkii-power-supply-capacitors.509888/ ARCAM A60 … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/a-r-cambridge-a60-tidy-up.207599/ BELLES 150A … https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/belles-150a-output-mosfets-blown.971414/ BOSE 802 … https://reverb.com/item/42943307-bose-equalizer-802-e-faulty-capacitors-replaced-case-cleaned-recoated-no-cables GRACE G707 … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/quad-303-circuit-diagram.257309/ HAFLER … https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/hafler-dh-101-preamp.965667/ HARMAN KARDON 330C … https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/harman-kardon-330c-back-for-more-help-stereo-indicator-lamp.970178/ JBL 4312A … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/quad-303-circuit-diagram.257309/ LENCO B-52 … https://allegrolokalnie.pl/oferta/lenco-b52-shure-m75-diy LINN AXIS PSU … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/linn-axis-psu.2697/ LUXMAN DZ 111 … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mulgrave/stereo-systems/luxman-dz-111-cd-player-faulty/1281019868 MARANTZ CD … https://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=b1007304458 MERIDIAN […]

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QUAD: A story well worth reading

Quality Control, For A Quality Sound Pictured is an image from the late ’50s of the final hand-finished assembly process after mylar stretching and cabinet construction. Although manufacturing is achieved today on a much larger scale, the same approach to quality has never faltered. Many processes from circuit board assembly to piano gloss finishing use […]

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QUAD: Resurrecting the marginalised 405-2 (solution #3)

Hi, I’m Neil McCauley / editor in chief and I’m on a mission to resurrect this excellent classic British design. In short, to distance it from the widespread perception that it’s purely for the pipe and slippers brigade. Yes, of course it does to some extent have it’s roots in that patronized yet well-meaning market […]

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LEAK: Unfairly forgotten classics – Leak, etc.

That thread I started on Leak Stereo 70’s etc got me thinking that there is quite a bit of gear out there which although of decent quality one barely ever hears about any more… and more rarely still is it ever suggested as a classic purchase. I guess a classic example of such a scenario […]

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QUAD: The 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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QUAD: Resurrecting the marginalised QUAD 405-2 (solution #2)

Hi, I’m Neil McCauley / editor in chief and I’m on a mission to resurrect this excellent classic British design. In short, to distance it from the widespread perception that it’s purely for the pipe and slippers brigade. Yes, of course it does to some extent have it’s roots in that patronized yet well-meaning market […]

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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 pair […]

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HARBETH: “I’ve just bought a pair of vintage Quad IIs and love them. I’m thinking about a speaker upgrade and am considering bookshelf Harbeth or Spendors?’

I’ve just bought a pair of vintage Quad IIs and love them. I’m thinking about a speaker upgrade and am considering bookshelf Harbeth or Spendors. I understand sensitivity is an issue with lower power valve amps and note that the smallest Harbeth has a sensitivity of 83. I just wondered if you had a view […]

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QUAD: Resurrecting the marginalised 405-2 (solution #1)

  Hi, I’m Neil McCauley / editor in chief and I’m on a mission to resurrect this excellent classic British design. In short, to distance it from the widespread perception that it’s purely for the pipe and slippers brigade. Yes, of course it does to some extent have it’s roots in that patronized yet well-meaning […]

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Do Tube Amps go better with QUAD 2805’s Speakers?

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. Also a Janus […]

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