Quad are a highly renowned manufacturer of quality hifi electronics and loudspeakers, having developed award-winning audiophile-standard products standard for over 80 years, their highly acclaimed reputation is well-earned. The company originally built speakers for public address, moving onto domestic hifi following the end of the war. The first commercially available products were the Quad 22 Pre-amp and Quad II Monoblock Power Amplifiers, both of which were on the market for ten years to great success.
Quad now develop a wide range of hifi products at varying price points, such as the S Series, Z Series, Electrostatic Series of loudspeakers and accompanying amplifier ranges the Vena and QII Series. Quad also build a range of Active Loudspeakers. Quad continue to win the hearts of critics and consumers alike with each release and each product bears the same original design philosophy set out by founder Peter J. Walker; to design and engineer a product that offers 'the most accurate' sound response for the best price.
Quad's Active Loudspeakers follow the same design principles and engineering ethics as any product launched by the company; to offer the best performance for the price. The 9AS is based on the mini-monitor concept of the highly regarded QUAD 9L speaker. The 9AS features a new tweeter unit with an associated waveguide front plate to guarantee a clean and detailed high-end, while the woven Kevlar bass/midrange cone allows for a punchy and dynamic sound overall. Integrated within the 9AS are low-distortion class AB amplifiers. This model features USB, digital and analogue inputs for the discerning music enthusiast looking to cut down on boxes without compromising quality.