II-Twenty-Four Phono PreWith the analogue purist in mind the Twenty Four P has a moving magnet / moving coil toggle switch and direct / variable level control over volumes for use with all kinds of amplification. Unlike the power amplifiers, the Quad pre amplifiers utilise a completely new design. Together with transformers designed by one of the world's leading authorities and relay input switching the musical signal is preserved in its purest form - pursuant to the philosophy of the theoretical perfect amplifier which a Peter Walker himself stated, is 'a straight wire with gain'.
With KT-66 output valves on the Classic Integrated / II Classic and KT-88 on the II-forty / II-eighty, the push-pull configuration is visually stunning, even when safely secured within the cage that protects them. The output characteristic is a superbly refined sound, matched with both classic and contemporary loudspeakers.
The amplifiers had to retain the retro look of its famous predecessor but with the transformer and power amplifier sections blended into a modern compact design. It has an understated elegance which lies beneath its smooth curves and lustrous finish, referencing the time when vacuum tubes ruled the electronics industry and Peter Walker was considered by many to be the master of audiophile design.
All Quad products are expected to last a lifetime - even longer. Many Quad customers still derive immense pleasure listening to products built only fifty years ago. The new Quad II Classic Integrated amplifier is no exeption, and with periodic servicing and a caring hand you can expect its performance to continue for years to come.
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