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Friday 21 February 2014

Bristol Show 2014 - Quad

Quad were playing their new Air Play wifi bluetooth integrated amp into electrostatics.  Lowish volume with surprisingly extended but very woolly bass. Also suprised to hear these speakers lacking sparkle and life. Have heard these sounding far far better so it must be the amp or the unknown digital source to blame.

1 comment:

  1. the sound of the Quads at Bristol 2014 was shockingly BAD. I have heard the statics sound wonderful on a valve amp,or a 909 power amp. If this was the first time you heard the statics you would think they were expensive rubbish. Ithink this was very brand damaging for Quad, who can do MUCH better.