Sunday, March 25, 2007

Quad II-eighty

Arguably one of the most memorable products in the history of hi-fi was the Quad II power amplifier. Quad has nowadays the Quad II-forty and the Quad II classic power amplifier in its product portfolio, and has announced model Quad II-eighty. As its moniker indicates, the II-eighty will deliver 80 watts/channel into 8 ohms, and will be available around mid-year 2007. This all-tube, monoblock design is expected to cost about $10,000 per pair. Quad enlisted legendary designer and founder of EAR-Yoshino, Tim de Paravicini, to boost output and to refine the original circuit.

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