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Quad II Mono
7 Reviews
rating  4.86 of 5
MSRP  125.00
Description: 15 Watt Tube Amplifier (1973-1977)


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Overall Rating:5
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Submitted by kambujie a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Hi
This old technology is superior to the modern and expensive solid state designs.
May be this is due to its simplicity or more linearity and or a kind of magic about the tubes .
solid state sound is like MP3s , a kind of compressed and soulless sound.
The Quad II mono blocks are classic valve power amps with excellent design and sound.
Its power output is just about 10-12 watts but is very powerful and sound as loud as 50 watts transistor amps. that is very good load tolerant . it has a big sound , bass power and extention is like krell power amps.
mids and trebles are natural and warm.
Its own preamp sound is muted and is not as good. use this power amps with a good tube preamp to hear the difference.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   friend



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Telefunken a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2005

Bottom Line:   
They are manufactured in the 60's, and Quad II are still one of the best amps around.
I am not willing to separate the 22 from the IIs. They are born together anyway! Therfore speakers slection is very important. I had listened many pairs of speakers with Quad 22 and Quad II for several weeks straight. There are several killer combinations here, and it depends on the area of your music room and the money in your pocket. I had try on those speakers shown below, and Quad II this little 15 watt beast did an awasome job with those speakers.

For large room:

magnepan 1.6
Newform Research R645
Acoustic-Research AR9
Klipsch La Scala

For medium room:

magnepan MMG
Linn Ninka
Quad ESL 57

For small room:

Bose 55WER
Acoustic-Research AR4x
Dynaco A25

I reccommend this system for dance or hard electronic type music lover, basicly you need a 12" inch woofer speaker in each speaker cabinet, then you can bump the house.
But for anyone who enjoys classical, jazz or vocal music there is little else to beat this Quad II.

If you don't like the antique looking, you can try the Quad II-forty. Quad II-forty ^_^

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   ebay with Quad 22 an



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
i have used most quad amplifiers and speakers during the last 25 years or so . the quad11 is about as good as they get .which is quite something when you consider that they are alomost fifty years old . for anyone who is interested the quad44 control unit (pre amp) has three output voltages on the back . one of these is correct for the quad11 . quad also sell the correct connecting lead.the 44 pre amp is probably the most versatile commercial pre amp ever made. used within sensible limits and with well matched equipement, this conmbination is very natural and easy to listen to. Of course the best matching speakers are the quad esl 57. I wouldn`t reccommend this system for dance or hard electronic type music, but for anyone who enjoys classical or vocal music there is little else to beat it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   random



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James King a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Smooth and never harsh.
Dont replace the resistors with metal foil such as holocos
simular. Go for tantalium or leave the original carbons in.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   from a friend



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stuart Goodwin a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
There's a certain magic about old, low powered valve amps and especially so with Quad II's. My pair are from 1967 and still have the original GEC KT66 power valves. I run them with the Quad Control 22 preamp(which I am going to replace with something else soon), Myryad T-20 CD player, QED interconnects, Transparent speaker cable and Lowther DX3 speakers (made the horn enclosures myself). I challenge anyone to get a better hi-fi sound for vocal/jazz/laid back/some classical than this for the price I paid for the system-$2500. The Quad II's are just stunning with this set-up. Smooth & warm yet still crystal clear with superb imaging.
When are people going to wake up and go back to small, low powered valve amps and highly sensitive speakers. It's the only way!!!

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $300.00




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