Quad - The Closest Approach

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A 240 page hard-back, authoratative history with commentaries and contributions from throughout the industry. Technical chapters from Tim De Paravicini and Gordon Hill and interviews with Peter Walker, Ross Walker, Stan Curtis and Mike Albinson. Along with a series of stunning new photographs and reproductions of AES technical papers, this must be regarded as the definitive guide to Quad


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  • 5
    Quad book

    Posted by Marcel van Tilburg on 15th Mar 2021

    Q book

  • 5
    QUAD The Closest Approach

    Posted by Michael on 2nd Feb 2021

    Love early QUAD gear, still own a great deal and what a delight to find this classic hi-fi tome. Well written with superb photographs. A delight!

  • 5
    super happy daddy

    Posted by Wendy on 20th Oct 2016

    Bought on behalf of my father who is super happy with the QUAD book which we have been unable to find at home. Very well packed and the best postage rate for international post. Beautifully bound and presented book any QUAD fan would love to have. Thoughly recommend seller

  • 5
    Well Done

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Mar 2016

    This is a beautifully written and detailed book that belongs on the shelf of any audio enthusiast or lover of music.

  • 5
    Best Quad book

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Nov 2015

    First of all I am more then pleased with the British audio store service. Great packing and speedy delivery, I will be back. This book sums it up, written by a passionate author it reveals a lot of inside out information about the brand.

  • 5
    Congratulations, great job!

    Posted by Amedeo Tartaglia on 22nd Jan 2014

    I was very surprised at the quality of the packaging of the book, which arrived in perfect conditions. In addition to the plastic bubble covering, the edges of the book were protected by cardboard corners.

  • 5
    Benchmark to the sound of music

    Posted by Louis Lambooy, The Netherlands on 23rd Dec 2013

    Ken Kessler's book on QUAD "the closest approach to the original sound" can be regarded as the benchmark to the sound of music. About 240 pages with lots of texts and photo's and when you start reading from the very beginning, it takes you to the early start, the struggles to get known, the failures concerning research and product development, its fight to avoid bankruptcy and the takeover by a Chinese company while maintaining their typical QUAD characteristics so it could rise again as a phoenix. Being the proud owner of the QUAD tuner FM3, pre-amp 33, amp 303 and tuner FM4, pre-amp 44 and 2 x amp 606, this book confirms the excellent choice I made in the past. It is still a pleasure to look at these QUADS and to listen even without the use of electrostatics but with the Infinity Renaissance. Maybe I will listen to the electrostatics in future however I am very pleased with what I have collected to this very day. Despite the lovely stories and the convincing numbers and figures, there is however just one judge: the individual client as one cannot argue about taste.