Quad II-eighty valve mono power amplifiers (pair)

£5,999.95

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The Quad II-eighty (pronounced two eighty) power amplifier wont be available until June 2008, but its worth waiting for. The all-tube, monoblock design is expected to cost about £5000 per pair. As its moniker indicates, the II-eighty will deliver 80 watts/channel into 8 ohms. Quad has recently gone back to its roots in amplifier design. After years of turning out well-received solid state models, the company decided to revisit the still-elegant circuit created by its legendary founder, Peter Walker. That circuit was carried over, albeit with vastly updated parts, to a new model line that, until recently, was capped by the modestly powered II-forty. For the new unit, Quad enlisted another legendary designer, journeyman Tim DeParavinici, to boost output and to refine the original circuit. Price is for a pair.

Perfect partner for the Quad ESL speakers
80 watt mono amplifier following in the tradition and philosophies of Peter Walker
Quad II-eighty output section consists of 4 KT88 valves
Hallmark Quad topology of partial cathode loading in the output transformer
Quad II-80 output transformer has been designed to improve high frequency performance and accurately balance to two push pull halves
The screen grids of the KT88 valves are run from a lower voltage for good reliability
16dB of feedback providing good stability

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