This is Quad's flagship ribbon range of loudspeakers and utilises a new approach to ribbon tweeter design using a unique sandwich formation. An exceptionally robust, high power speaker has been engineered, yet with the delicate treble sound ribbon speakers are famous for.
These are first-class speakers by anyone's standard. The Quad Z1 retains its stellar performance from a stunningly accurate high-end response, they also look amazing. This is not a product just to fill a price-slot but more to fulfil the goals of a dedicated design team. Hi-Fi stereo or home theatre enthusiasts will be comprehensively satisfied with the performance.
"The Z1 is both warm and revealing. Ordinarily, that might be a paradox; sometimes, warm-voiced speakers are hiding something, or at least sugarcoating the truth. But Quad's ribbon tweeter mustered its golden glow while simultaneously opening a big, clear window into instrumental and vocal colour and texture. It conjured bold, detailed images in the prime listening position - but also did so off axis. The result can be more physically relaxing than with some other designs because you needn't hold yourself as rigidly in the sweet spot."