QUAD S-4 Version One Floorstanding Speakers Black Finish(pair)
Released by QUAD as a "first take" on the smaller floorstander in the new S Series range the S- 4 became an instant classic. The S-4 Version one Floorstanding loudspeaker was shown at various Hi-Fi shows and released in a very limited manufacturing run.
We have managed to acquire a few pairs of these never widely released speakers brand new and are offering them at a great price. These are a very rare collector edition and as such are available only in limited finishes. The QUAD S-4 Version One is something that for QUAD enthusiasts could become a very special offering.
Shown Below: The limited edition QUAD S-4 Version One pictured next to its larger brother (the QUAD S -5) at the Sound and Vision – The Bristol Show in 2015. The Quad S-4 Version One is shown here, front and back, in Sapele Mahongany Veneer (also available in Black Oak Veneer):
The QUAD S-4 Version One (smaller set of Floorstanders in the image) as shown below at Sound and Vision – The Bristol Show in 2015 with the rest of the proposed S Series line up:
Read more in the What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision – The Bristol Show article linked below:
About the Quad S Series:
Beautifully presented with rounded top edges at the front and rear, each Quad S-4 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.
Quad has always prided itself as providing the complete solution to music lovers and designed to be 'The Closest Approach To The Original Sound'.
S Series Loudspeakers are no exception fulfilling that objective admirably. Sporting a new ribbon tweeter aligned through sophisticated crossover networks, to Quad's advanced mid-bass drivers, each and every loudspeaker in the range delivers all the nuances and passion of the original performance.
Whatever your musical taste you will find that Quad S Series speakers create a believable musical presence in your listening room that will have you discovering your music collection anew.
Where It All Started
It was way back in the mono days of 1949 that Quad launched its first loudspeaker, the Corner Ribbon. This was, indeed, a prestige product, but it offered something special, a particularly clear and detailed upper mid-range to treble performance from a large and delicate ribbon driver.
The naturalness and fidelity of sound reproduction of the original corner ribbon was championed by the hi-fi press. Both the new S Series and flagship Z Series both have bought influence from this classic speaker, in two new modern speaker ranges taking the delicate and beautiful sound in a more powerful and modern loudspeaker.
Furniture Quality Woodwork
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.
Aesthetically, the look is classically Quad, yet subtly updated, available initially in black or sapele mahogany wood veneers. These will be joined in the autumn by premium, hand-laquered piano white and piano black finish options.
Delicate Sound, Powerful Delivery
All S Series models sport a bespoke ribbon treble unit, delivering effortlessly extended high frequencies that are audibly superior to those supplied by typical dome tweeters.
While many ribbon drivers are delicate, easily prone to burning out if overpowered, the new ribbon unit developed for the S Series is a thoroughly modern affair, 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 sound radiator.
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.
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