Showing posts with label Quad II. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quad II. Show all posts

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Radio And Hobbies 1954 - Quad Review

 I've always had a soft spot for Quads as they were the first tube amps I ever heard. They were powering some 1960's Khorns.
 
Another scan from down under. 
Thanks Ian Rowlands

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Quad of Quads

Nice tricked out Quad rack. I would have put them all out front and stacked it higher but this is more efficiently laid out.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vintage Quad advert pic featuring a mono system from the 50's

This pic makes me want to buy a mid century modern, home wear a vneck sweater, smoke a nice pipe, and listen to a great mono system. I'll also need a beautiful blonde wife.

The console is very nice but you notice the amp is not visible. It is tucked away in the back out of view. We wouldn't even consider doing that today.



These days we want to see the beautiful glow of the tubes while we listen to stereo Quads.


I found this pic I took at the Klipsch Audio History Museum. It is clearly Quad but it looks different. If anyone can tell me about these particular pieces I would appreciate it.


Peter Walker would be proud to know his designs are still treasured and loved today. If your interested in Quad history buy the book QUAD The Closest Approach. Another great early audio pioneer.

Friday, May 15, 2009

UK Hi-Fi Quad

I've never owned Quad gear but I think I could like it. Even a self proclaimed horn junkie can appreciate what Quad electrostatics do right. The vintage ads still make me want to buy them.




The vintage Quad II's were the very first tube amp I ever listened to and are likely responsible for my audio adiction.




I recently had a chance to hear some newer electrostatics. It would be nice to spend more time with them.