QUAD QC Twenty Four P. Tubed and Simplicity with Sonics Galore
Now at True Audiophile
We are always looking for the best value at every price level. We were honestly stunned by this phono. Aside from superb sonics, its insanely simple interface makes it a breeze for Turntable people who would rather listen than tweak switches and dials. The brilliant grain knob lets you set the gain perfectly for the preamp. One the back there are only three settings. Superb simplicity with the staging of tubes. -- TA
As you say above this is a superb phono. It is loaded with NOS Military 6111W miniature tubes for the glorious depth and body of tubes without any of the hassle. Want to tube roll? Forget it. No need. These tubes are soldered into the board.
We said it. They are soldered into the board. Which means if you want to change them you'll have to have new ones soldered in....which will be a couple generations from now because they last appx 2 lifetimes. This was the perfected science of valves just as transistors came along. Everything valve designers knew went into these tubes. All the glory. None of the hassle.
Quad with its storied history of valves knew what they were doing. You need to hear it.
With the analogue purist in mind the Twenty Four P has a moving magnet / moving coil toggle switch and direct / variable level control over volumes for use with all kinds of amplification.
Unlike the power amplifiers, the Quad pre amplifiers utilize a completely new design.
Together with transformers designed by one of the world's leading authorities and relay input switching the musical signal is preserved in its purest form - pursuant to the philosophy of the theoretical perfect amplifier which a Peter Walker himself stated, is 'a straight wire with gain'.
Valve Complement 4 x 6111 Total Harmonic Distortion <0.08% (A-weighted) Frequency Response (RIAA/IEC equalisation) 20Hz - 20kHz (+/-0.5dB) Hum and Noise (mm position,input shorted) Better than 60dB Input Impedance Moving Magnet 47kΩ Moving Coil 10Ω Stage Gain High Sensitivity 1.3mV (MM)/130µV (MC) Medium Sensitivity 2.6mV (MM) / 260µV (MC) Low Sensitivity 5.2mV (MM) / 520µV (MC) Nominal Output Level(ref 5.2mV, MM, Low) 1.0V Inputs Selectable MM/MC cartridge Outputs 1 x Fixed line level, 1 x Variable line level Power Consumption 15VA maximum Dimensions (H x W x D) 90 x 220 x 300mm