SOLD - Quad II monoblock power amplifiers / Quad 22 pre amp and FM2 tuner
For auction via my eBay shop -This is a full working set of Quad II monoblock valve power amplifiers, with a Quad 22 pre amp. I am also including the FM1 tuner which came with this set-up. While it picks up signal, the signal is weak.
When I took on this package it came with four original GEC KT66 valves. Sadly, one of these had failed and rather than buy a single unmatched valve I decided to buy some recommended JJ KT66 replacements - a matched set of four. These I have been using for the last couple of months and the Quads sound spectacular! I have all four of the original and highly prized GEC KT66 valves which are included in this sale (the faulty one clearly marked). On their own, these valves sell for £200 a pair. Obviously, the sale includes the new JJ KT66 valves as well!
The Quad 22 pre-amp works exactly as you would expect. I have bought the necessary pre-amp phono adapter plug and also a plug-in tape adaptor 10K Ohm adjustable for in line signal from a CD player etc. This means you can set the volume via the knob so that it's a sensible volume when using the tape input... a great and invaluable device made by a lovely chap in the UK to original Quad specifications.
As such, I've been thoroughly enjoying playing this set-up on a regular basis, most recently through a set of Quad ESL57 electrostatic speakers which I will be listing soon.
The condition of these items is as you see them in the pictures. Everything is fine, but the finish does have surface marks, some of which could probably be cleaned off with care, and some which will not. Alternatively, it would be a relatively easy project to restore the metal cases to their former glory.
I would much, much rather have collection on this item. Alternatively, I will be happy to drive within two hours of Taunton to meet you FOC if that works. Finally, my work takes me all over the UK, so there's every chance I could drop them off to you if you are happy to wait a week or two until I'm in your direction. Please make contact before bidding and we can chat through options.
If it's absolutely impossible to get to you, then I will split these items into a number of different boxes for posting (obviously removing valves from the units and taking every care with the packaging). I will absolutely NOT be posting abroad, so please don't ask.
Tp summarise, the sale includes...
- Quad II monoblock power amps x2 with JJ KT66 valves and all other valves to work.
- 3 working GEC KT66 valves plus one faulty valve, to act as spares.
- Quad 22 pre-amp
- All cables to power the two units
- New Quad 22 plug in tape adaptor for using CDs
- New plug in pre-amp phono adaptor - Type A aimed at moving magnet cartridges
- Quad FM1 tuner - only picks up a weak signal
- Various manuals and paperwork
The photographs show the actual item being sold and you will find a lot more pictures by googling Hifi Addiction. I use a studio to show the items in as much detail as possible.