Quad USA



Founded in 1936 by audio design legend Peter Walker, Quality Unit Audio Domestic holds a status in the world of hi-fi that can only be described as 'royalty'. Indeed, the company has received technological achievement awards from the Queen of England herself. Quad changed the face of hi-fi in 1957 with the introduction of its ESL-57 Electrostatic Loudspeaker, the first true full-range electrostatic loudspeaker. To this day, the 57 is praised for its amazing transparency and imaging qualities. From 1948-1953, Quad released three legendary tube amplifiers, topped with the Quad II in 1953, a product that set a new standard in lowering harmonic distortion levels. After launching the solid-state 33 preamplifier and 303/405 amplifiers, Quad again raised the bar in loudspeaker design and performance with the release of its ESL-63 in 1981, a larger and more robust version of the ESL-57 utilizing patented electrostatic designs. Now owned by Verity Group, along with fellow UK loudspeaker companies Wharfedale and Mission, Quad has since built on its mission of "the closest approach to the original" with its successful lines of high-performance audio separates, new electrostatic loudspeakers, dynamic loudspeakers, and popular re-issues of its classic tube amplifier products.


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Jun 26
Benchmark HPA4 Headphone Amplifier and Analog Preamplifier Review I have, in past articles, expressed the point of view that in a nearfield system with short cable runs, a...
Benchmark HPA4 Headphone Amplifier and Analog Preamplifier Review

Jun 24
Sony XBR-75X950G 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV Reviewed Andrew Robinson says Sony's new X950G comes closer to perfection than most any other LED backlit LCD before it. Is it worth the upgrade over the 900F, though?
Sony XBR-75X950G 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV Reviewed

Jun 24
Flat Screen TVs Have Come a Long Way, Baby Looking back over 20 years of flat-panel display technology, it's pretty amazing to see just how much better things are these days.
Flat Screen TVs Have Come a Long Way, Baby

Jun 21
Magico Expands A-Series Lineup with New Center, Bookshelf, and Subwoofer The A1, ACC, and ASUB are scheduled for release in the third quarter of this year, and expand on the capabilities of the existing A3 floorstanfer.
Magico Expands A-Series Lineup with New Center, Bookshelf, and Subwoofer

Jun 20
Marantz Announces Two New AV Receivers with Atmos Virtualization The parade of new 2019-model receivers continues to roll out, and the most current float to pass by our spot...
Marantz Announces Two New AV Receivers with Atmos Virtualization