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QUAD Power amps II Eighty's
« on: August 20, 2018, 06:47:27 AM »
Guys this just came in. They are in Superb condition with sexy custom made Sound Structure stands.
 Sadly no boxes, but can box for shipping.
Units in Jhb at the moment, but if not sold by the weekend, will travel back with me to CT.

Price R47 500 incl stands...ONCO

Shipping for buyers account.



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Re: QUAD Power amps II Eighty's
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 02:56:57 PM »
This looks lovely!!!

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Re: QUAD Power amps II Eighty's
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 06:57:01 PM »
This looks lovely!!!

They even more sexy in the flesh, and those sound structure stands just perfect to finish them off
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Re: QUAD Power amps II Eighty's
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2018, 09:09:43 PM »
I cant sleep..... please someone buy this, I need my sleep! :sd:

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Re: QUAD Power amps II Eighty's
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 01:10:49 PM »
It will make a great Anniversary Present.....His and Hers
I cant sleep..... please someone buy this, I need my sleep! :sd:

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Re: QUAD Power amps II Eighty's
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 02:01:04 PM »
It will make a great Anniversary Present.....His and Hers
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Re: QUAD Power amps II Eighty's
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2018, 10:24:58 AM »
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Re: QUAD Power amps II Eighty's
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2018, 10:02:58 PM »
Hi Ben. Those are absolutely stunning Mono Power Amps. These boys, including the beautiful Sound Structure Stands are a real bargain. I wish you well with the sale, Ben. Kind Regards. Shamil

I hope you don't mind me including the following article in your post.

From a 6 Moons Review:

If I had to name a perennial brand that truly represented the birth of high-end audio, Quad (Quality unit amplifier domestic) would be the first brand that comes to mind. From the ever-evolving and fanatically treasured ESL-57 electrostatic speaker -- first introduced in 1957 and  by many hardcore followers considered to be the best speaker ever -- to the recently revived and revamped Quad II amplifier, the Quad brand can accurately boast of having designed ‘true classicsOld things are new again.

The Quad II-eighty is a revitalised and more powerful version of Quad founder Peter Walker’s 1950s original classic, the Quad II (a current version, the Quad II ‘Classic’, is available with very similar output power rating). But now the circuit was given a makeover and strong dose of steroids by valve wonder-engineer Tim De Paravicini. De Paravicini’s way with valve designs is world renowned not only for what he’s done here for Quad but by way of his own highly respected design house Esoteric Audio Research (EAR).

Tim has done away with the original Quad II’s KT-66 output valves and adapted the KT-88 into the reworked circuit to up the power output from ca. 12 watts to 80. The industrial design of the original has been retained down to the chassis colour and layout  but it benefits from contemporary assembly and finishing methods, upgraded internal componentry and higher-grade socketry.

 
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Re: QUAD Power amps II Eighty's
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2018, 09:44:21 PM »
Hi Ben. Those are absolutely stunning Mono Power Amps. These boys, including the beautiful Sound Structure Stands are a real bargain. I wish you well with the sale, Ben. Kind Regards. Shamil

I hope you don't mind me including the following article in your post.

From a 6 Moons Review:

If I had to name a perennial brand that truly represented the birth of high-end audio, Quad (Quality unit amplifier domestic) would be the first brand that comes to mind. From the ever-evolving and fanatically treasured ESL-57 electrostatic speaker -- first introduced in 1957 and  by many hardcore followers considered to be the best speaker ever -- to the recently revived and revamped Quad II amplifier, the Quad brand can accurately boast of having designed ‘true classicsOld things are new again.

The Quad II-eighty is a revitalised and more powerful version of Quad founder Peter Walker’s 1950s original classic, the Quad II (a current version, the Quad II ‘Classic’, is available with very similar output power rating). But now the circuit was given a makeover and strong dose of steroids by valve wonder-engineer Tim De Paravicini. De Paravicini’s way with valve designs is world renowned not only for what he’s done here for Quad but by way of his own highly respected design house Esoteric Audio Research (EAR).

Tim has done away with the original Quad II’s KT-66 output valves and adapted the KT-88 into the reworked circuit to up the power output from ca. 12 watts to 80. The industrial design of the original has been retained down to the chassis colour and layout  but it benefits from contemporary assembly and finishing methods, upgraded internal componentry and higher-grade socketry.

 
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Many thanks Shamil

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Re: QUAD Power amps II Eighty's
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 10:35:46 AM »
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Re: QUAD Power amps II Eighty's
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2018, 10:44:17 PM »
I have the quad II forty with qc 24 preamp... absolutely sublime ... GLWS
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