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Offline EmperorNorton

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Quad II 80s
« on: March 17, 2020, 10:35:41 PM »
Picked up these tonight. From the woman who had the sale down at Lofts on Liberty. She changed her mind about keeping them. They sound amazing.  Might have to mount the turntable on a shelf on the wall.
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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 11:03:39 PM »
Wow! Congrats!

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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 07:56:40 AM »
Those are beauties!  Congrats!
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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 08:20:40 AM »
Very cool.  They are in great condition.
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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2020, 08:24:04 AM »
They look amazing. Nice score!
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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2020, 09:21:11 AM »
very, very nice!
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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2020, 09:26:37 AM »
Congrats!   I can't wait to hear them.

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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2020, 09:31:10 AM »
Nice!

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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2020, 10:41:16 AM »
Excellent!  Hope you enjoy them!
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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 09:46:01 AM »
Fellow Vintage Hi-Fi-ers,

Thanks for all the nice words.    I found large cutting board in my late uncle's "collection" (read 'hoard') of several rooms full over seemingly everything and plan to trim it down to size to set the amps on them on the floor close to the speakers.   Putting them on the floor will free up space on my rack for the turntable.   Also planning to install the mono cartridge I bout a couple weeks back and just spin mono vinyl for a while.  Phil Spector would be proud!

Since these are mono blocks, they use single strand interconnects.  I have various brands of interconnects and was just going to pull a couple of the three strand A/V interconnects apart.   I'd expect that most manufacturers (at least the ones that don't sell for $50 meter)  use the same type wire for all three strands.   


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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2020, 12:01:54 PM »
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I have various brands of interconnects and was just going to pull a couple of the three strand A/V interconnects apart.   I'd expect that most manufacturers (at least the ones that don't sell for $50 meter)  use the same type wire for all three strands.   

They should work just fine.
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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 03:25:26 PM »
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I have various brands of interconnects and was just going to pull a couple of the three strand A/V interconnects apart.   I'd expect that most manufacturers (at least the ones that don't sell for $50 meter)  use the same type wire for all three strands.   

They should work just fine.

I've been doing that for a few years now, I don't think I have one red blue green set of cables that are still "joined" together anymore.

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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 04:38:30 PM »
That will work just fine, if all three of the A/V cables in the bundle are the same-as with component cable sets.  Be careful of the cable types that are for composite video and left/right audio.  While splitting them will work, they are not always the same, with one being a 75ohm coax and the other two being standard audio type connectors (even though all connectors are RCA plugs)
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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 09:58:07 PM »
Everything is hooked up and sounding good.
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Re: Quad II 80s
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2020, 09:19:37 AM »
Nice!  With which speaker pair do they sound best?
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