Quad 34 Preamplifiers

4.17/5 (12 Reviews) MSRP : $850.00


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ruhayatx a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I love the 34 case design - it's neat and compact and goes very well with the 306 power amp. I wish Quad had made a CD player out of the same box. The controls are intuitive and have a solid feel. The "tone controls" are subtle and useful when it comes to tuning the bass. And the paint finish looks very good, too.

Soundwise it's okay, I guess. I only use it in my living room system for casual listening. Originally I used Tandy Gold Patch cables between pre and power and this produced a sound that was soft and relaxing. Perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons. And then I swapped for Kimber PBJ, which made the sound clearer but also more hifi-ish.

This is actually my second set. I sold off the first set I had about 5 years ago, but the sound they made when partnered with Harbeth HLP3 speakers lingered in my mind. So when a colleague offered his for sale last year I grabbed them.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Secondhand



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by terryml29 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
The review here is for the 33 Control Unit connected to the 405 Current Dumping amplifier and a pair of nice bass reflex speakers made in Scotland... Oh yeah, the input or source is an Oracle turntable with a very ordinary moving magnet cartridge - Audio Technica.

This is a great change from my digital stuff that I acquired when I was working overseas in the Middle East -- I'm I packed up the Quad stuff almost eight years ago, so it's been a while.

Here's the strengths:

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   Sound Ideas Montreal



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rolandas vargalis a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2003

Bottom Line:   
not bad, especialy for this funny price. like soft, live sound. very good regulation of tembr. connect to quad 303( payd 15eur) but one minus sound is not enought strong, when conect to cd inputs. interesting inside. sounds like others mosfet preamps. year 1986

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $11.00

Purchased At:   second hand shop in



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Juan Bauzá a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This product is a cracker for the price.The support is
perfect for all the Quad products.I have one 405-2 too for
the 34 preamplifier and a pair of ESL-63.The sound is very
very musical.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Second hand product



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Claudia Dortmans a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I bought a second hand Nakamichi LX-3 for its reputation and it truly delivers. As with e.g. QUAD it just does what any audio/video component should do; reproducing music you appreciate without any 'intervention'.

True, when playing music cassettes back on other systems, it tends to be some sharp. Anyway, I had not used the Denon for years and I was really surprised by the musical capabilities of (such) a cassette deck.

Note: I own 100's of CD's,mostly classical productions by Decca, Philips, DG. My system consists of Magneplanar loudspeakers, Kef Coda 8 loudspeakers, QUAD FM3 Tuner, Rotel BX965CD LE cd-player, Grundig GV540 6-head VCR, Nakamichi LX-3 tapedeck and QUAD 606 power amp. All linked to a Philips satellite dish receiver and an IBM Aptiva PC.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $150.00




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