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Quad S1 Speakers (Pair)

 
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Ex VAT: £415.83

RRP: £549.00

£499.00

The smallest speakers in Quad's S-series range, benefitting from a bespoke ribbon tweeter and updated drivers for a spellbindingly sensuous sound. These sit below the larger Quad S2 bookshelf, Quad S4 and Quad S5 floorstanders and Quad SC centre speaker.

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Features

Warranty length 3 Years
Brand Quad HiFi

Tech Specs

Configuration: Two-way standmount
Tweeter: 12x45mm True Ribbon
Midrange driver: 100mm woven Kevlar
Bass system: Reflex port
Sensitivity: (2.83V @ 1m) 84dB
Recm amp power: 25-100W
Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
Freq response: (+/-3dB) 58Hz ~ 20kHz
Bass extension: (-6dB) 55Hz
Crossover Freq: 3.2kHz
Cabinet Volume: 8.15L
Dimensions (HWD): 285 x 156 x 240mm

Product Description

Quad's new S series loudspeaker range marks 79 years since the company's inception. Each model combines advanced Kevlar-coned bass/midrange drivers with a specially designed ribbon tweeter, supplying effortless sonic expression to capture all the nuances and passion of the original performance.

Cutting Edge Techniques and Materials

Just 285mm high, the Quad S1 incorporates a 100mm bass/mid cone and the new ribbon unit developed for the S Series is thoroughly modern, utilising the latest techniques and materials.

The ribbon itself is a sandwich construction, making it robust enough to handle high-powered amplifiers, and is fully immersed in a powerful magnetic field so that it accomplishes its dual role of being both the voice coil and the sound radiator.

Impressive Transient Response

As well as delivering excellent transient response and superb musical detail, the sound from this ribbon unit is smooth right up to the highest musical overtones beyond the limits of human hearing. Controlled directivity maintains this sound quality over a wide horizontal arc to cover all listeners whilst vertical dispersion is tailored to avoid floor and ceiling reflections, resulting in the purest high frequency performance at the listening seat.

Accurate and Articulate Rendition

This ribbon tweeter is aligned with Quad’s Kevlar-coned bass and midrange drivers through sophisticated crossover networks. While the standmount models use carefully tuned, rear-firing reflex ports to augment the bass, the floorstanders are unusual in incorporating three ABRs (Auxiliary Bass Radiators) in place of a port. These passive, rear-firing bass units support the main drivers to extend bass response down to 35Hz whilst maintaining an accurate and articulate rendition of the instruments.

High Density Particle Board

Beautifully presented with rounded top edges at the front and rear, each speaker cabinet uses a sandwich construction of alternate layers of MDF and high-density particleboard to reduce panel resonance to below the level of audibility.

Closest Approach To The Original Sound

Commenting on the design of the S Series, Peter Comeau, Director of Acoustic Design at Quad’s parent company IAG, said: “S Series speakers are fashioned to reveal all the delightful inner detail of whatever style of music is played through them, yet exhibit a full and dynamic performance, even from the tiny S1, that exemplifies Quad’s dictum of ‘The Closest Approach To The Original Sound’.”

Customer Reviews

  • Joe

    7 Jun 2020

    I formed an opinion on these speakers too fast. Out of the box they were still very good. But missed that wow factor. I left them playing on loop for about 14 hours.

    Listening now I'm already absolutely blown away by the detailed, pin point soundstage and how full they sound. It's as if they're 4 times larger. Still only halfway through the burn in and they're the gift that keeps on giving. Wholey recommend.

    Did I mention they're absolutely beautiful?
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