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Quad 99

Quad 99
alaScore 81

18 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites.

Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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Quad 99 Series Preamplifier and 909 Stereo Power Amplifier (TAS 203)

 

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QUAD 99 Compact Disc Player Reviewed

 

Part of Quad's current generation of electronics, the 99 CD player has fixed and variable outputs, so you can use it sans a preamp, or couple it with the most excellent Quad 99 preamp. Sonic results will be liquid, musical, and worthy of the Quad...

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Players/Recorders: CD Players: Quad 99 CDP

 

Outfitted with a volume control (operable only from the remote), the 99-CDP is in fact designed to function as a minimalist preamplifier for a digitally-based system comprising DAB tuners, minidisc players, computers, cable or satellite television...

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Preamps, Amps, & Controllers: Monoblock & Stereo Power Amplifiers: Quad 99 Series Amp

 

The amplifier is simplicity itself, the front panels adorned with nothing but a tiny light that indicates on, off, or standby, with good but ordinary RCA jacks and binding posts on the rear and removeable IEC power cords. A trip-circuit shuts them down...

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Quad 99CD-S review

 

Bold, beefy Quad loves large-scale music

p>Rises to the challange of complex music</p

p>Loses focus with quieter music</p

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Quad 99CD-S

 

The 99 series from Quad includes two CD players, and you'll have trouble distinguishing them from the front. It's another story from the back, as the more expensive 99CD-P adds inputs and other goodies...

Rises to the challange ofcomplex music

Loses focus with quieter music

Despite its small size, this player revels in big music where its fearless presentation is unhindered by any kind of constriction

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Quad 99 CD-P2

 

The first important item in the feature list is something which potentially carries great appeal for purists - as well as having the usual fixed voltage stereo phono output on the back, there's also a variable gain output which is operated with the...

Massive room-filling sound stage - if you can imagine sound on zoom, this is it. Good detail, timing and superb dynamics. Variable volume output is a brilliant concept for those who want it and provision of the DAC as an accessory is a stroke of genius...

Possibly a little too exuberant in its delivery. Build quality erring towards the lightweight. Front panel and remote control lack charisma

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Quad 99/11L system

 

Quad has long been a cornerstone of the British Hi-fi industry. Founded in 1936 by Peter Walker, they started off making public address equipment. Historical highlights were the first commercially available full range electrostatic loudspeaker and...

Like many companies in the hi-fi field, Quad met with difficult times in the mid 90s. Eventually Quad came under the control of the Hong Kong based International Audio Group, complete with new manufacturing facilities in China

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Quad 99 and 909

 

With its blue steel livery and statuesque bulk, the 909 screams ?power!? to anyone who?ll listen, while the svelte and sleek 99 will look smart in any company if you want to park its beefy brother out of sight...

Good value, excellent detail and superb midrange delivery ;

Heavy and brutal looking, slight lack of definition at tonal extremes ; There are two main advantages that pre/power amp combinations have over their integrated counterparts. The technical reason is that by separating the power output from the...

The 99 pre and 909 power amps are obviously designed to work and look best together, though they can of course be partnered with other components quite easily. The 99 offers a remote, built-in phono stage for vinyl junkies and the option of its 'love...

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MODERN CLASSIC

 

Pleasantly un-hifi in ethos. It's got tone controls that work. Very high WAF and is easy to use while sounding beautiful. Dripping with quality.

Very convenient. Good sounding. Real world features. Highly compatible with other makes of power amplifier.

No balanced connections.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No
Shockproof: No

Connectivity

HDMI: No
iPod Control: No
USB Interface: No
YUV Interface: No

General Features

CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
Loudspeakers: No
Multi CD Player: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback / Recording

MP3 Playback: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No
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