QUAD II-Twenty-Four Phono Pre and QUAD II Forty Mono Power Amps - As Traded
QUAD II-Twenty-Four Phono Pre and QUAD II Forty Mono Power Amps - As Traded
QUAD II-Twenty-Four Phono Pre and QUAD II Forty Mono Power Amps - As Traded
QUAD II-Twenty-Four Phono Pre and QUAD II Forty Mono Power Amps - As Traded
QUAD II-Twenty-Four Phono Pre and QUAD II Forty Mono Power Amps - As Traded
QUAD II-Twenty-Four Phono Pre and QUAD II Forty Mono Power Amps - As Traded

QUAD II-Twenty-Four Phono Pre and QUAD II Forty Mono Power Amps - As Traded

$10,000.00

QUAD II-Twenty-Four Phono Pre and QUAD II Forty Mono Power Amps - As Traded

Condition: Superb with Complete Original Packing.

This is a beautiful amplifier system in fabulous condition from QUAD.

Built with the analogue purist in mind the Twenty Four P has a moving magnet / moving coil toggle switch and direct / variable level control over volumes for use with all kinds of amplification. Unlike the power amplifiers, the QUAD pre amplifiers utilise a completely new design. Together with transformers designed by one of the world's leading authorities and relay input switching the musical signal is preserved in its purest form - pursuant to the philosophy of the theoretical perfect amplifier which Peter Walker himself stated, is 'a straight wire with gain'. 

With KT-88 on the II-forty, the push-pull configuration is visually stunning, even when safely secured within the cage that protects them. The output characteristic is a superbly refined sound, matched with both classic and contemporary loudspeakers.

The amplifiers had to retain the retro look of its famous predecessor but with the transformer and power amplifier sections blended into a modern compact design. It has an understated elegance which lies beneath its smooth curves and lustrous finish, referencing the time when vacuum tubes ruled the electronics industry and Peter Walker was considered by many to be the master of audiophile design.

All QUAD products are expected to last a lifetime - even longer. Many QUAD customers still derive immense pleasure listening to products built fifty years ago.

The QUAD II-Forty retains the elegance of the 1950s QUAD II but with a level of sophistication, a build quality and finish rarely seen on any product old or new. The chassis has been substantially increased in size to accommodate the much larger components, all of which are hard wired by hand following a similar topology to the original.

The modern listener demands a higher output than the fifteen watts of the original QUAD II. The new QUAD II-Forty uses larger output valves, KT88s instead of KT66s, and a more robust power supply utilising a 5U4G rectifier valve. The input valves are now military specification 6SH7s instead of EF86s.

All QUAD products are expected to last a lifetime and even longer. Many QUAD customers still derive immense pleasure listening to products built over fifty years ago. These new amplifiers are no exception and with periodic servicing and a caring hand you can expect the performance of these amplifiers to continue for many decades to come.