For the connoisseur, there is the Quad QC Twenty Four Control Module has a dedicated valve phono stage. This has been designed for Quad by valve supremo Tim De Paravicini - probably the finest valve amplifier designer in the world today. It has been voiced by the finest ears in the industry and will add an entirely new dimension to your enjoyment of vinyl recordings. This unit features a moving magnet/ moving coil toggle switch on the rear, a choice of input sensitivities and a direct full level output or variable level output if you wish to connect directly to a power amplifier.
For many audiophiles, just as vinyl will never be truly replaced by digital music, the vacuum tube communicates on an emotional level that can never really be surpassed by a transistor based design. For the analogue purist, the combination of a good valve amplifier and a good turntable is the closest possible approach to the original recording. The standard QC-twenty-four is line level only. There is an option of a solid-state phono stage which can be added when new, or at a later stage.
The Quad QC-24 Control Module, a low-noise RIAA curve phono stage has an understated elegant simplicity, although high quality components are used wherever these appear in the signal path. Bifurcated contact relays (crossing each other at right angles to make a better contact) are used on each input to maintain the best possible signal conduction. Gold plated connectors and a carefully screened enclosure are further examples of the attention to detail throughout the construction. The total line gain is 15dB, with a high quality potentiometer controlling the output levels. Reminiscent of the original QC-22 control module, there is a simple balance control allowing for left to right variation of up to 12dB.
Amplification is provided courtesy of a twin triode 6111, new old-stock valve - originally designed for use in the guidance systems of missiles and manufactured to exceptionally high tolerances. The remarkably long expected life-span of this valve means we can comfortably build it into the PCB without the compromises usually experienced when using valve seats.
Quad sound systems have always provided high levels of listening pleasure to their owners. Our philosophy has always been one of reproducing the 'live' experience in the comfort of your own home. Whilst many modern amplifiers are stunningly accurate and offer breathtaking resolution and distortion figures in tiny fractions of a percent, many also lose sight of the overall aim - which for Quad, is to bring pleasure to the listener by recreating the entire range of sensory experiences felt at a live performance.
A choice of input sensitivities and a direct full level output or variable level output
High quality components are used wherever these appear in the signal path
Designed for Quad by valve supremo Tim De Paravicini
Two buffered tape loops are provided as standard.
Moving magnet/ moving coil toggle switch
Gold plated connectors
1 x 6111 Double Triode
Total harmonic distortion
0.02% at 1 watt per Metre
Frequency Response 1
Signal to noise ratio
better than -80dB
Line Stage Gain
5 x line 2 Loops
Gold Plated Phono Sockets
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