Quad Z2

QUAD proudly announce Z Series
Availability: In stock
Manufacturer: Quad
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£1,600.00

After taking a new approach to ribbon tweeter design using a unique sandwich formation, an exceptionally robust, high power speaker has been engineered, yet with the delicate sound conventional ribbon speakers are known for. Z Series is housed beautifully curved piano lacquered cabinets, available in black, white and rosewood.

Specifications

General description bookshelf
Enclosure type bass reflex
Transducer complement 2-way
Bass driver 175mm woven kevlar cone
Treble driver 90x12mm true ribbon
AV shield No
Sensitivity (1W @ 1m) 84db
Recommended amplifier power 40-200w
Peak SPL 102dB
Nominal impedance
Minimum impedance 4.6Ω
Frequency response (+/-3dB) 50Hz - 20kHz
Bass extension (-6dB) 45Hz
Crossover frequency 3.4KHz
Cabinet Volume (in litres) 15L
Dimensions (mm) 421 x 243 x 329
Weight 9kg
Finish Piano Black / Piano White / Piano Rosewood
Accessories user manual, certificate
 
The Ribbon Tweeter
Unlike conventional dome treble units where the voice coil ‘motor’ is attached separately to the diaphragm, Z Series ribbon is both the diaphragm and the motor system. The result is a unique combination of delicacy, smoothness and hear-through performance that helps make your music sing.

While taking influence from the unparalleled success of the ESL speaker, the ribbon itself is engineered to be extremely light and thin, which delivers the startling accuracy and wide coverage Quad is famous for.

In our flagship series, the larger 90 x 12mm true ribbon creates an even higher sensitivity and bandwidth which means better dynamics and an even smoother integration with the midrange frequencies.
 
Woven Kevlar Woofer
In the Z Series floorstanders, this advanced ribbon unit is married to an equally high performance midrange driver with a unique double-roll-surround especially designed to control edge breakup and give equal transparency to the all important vocal range.

Both the midrange and bass drivers feature Quad's woven kevlar cone geometry, now matched by the double-roll-surround for the same smoothness and clarity offered by the ribbon treble unit.
 
Transparent Technology
The bass section, similar to the original Corner Ribbon utilises an acoustic filter bass reflex system. This section uses a double chamber filter that eliminates “chuffing” found in inferior loudspeakers with conventional ports. 

This also maintains a natural and unforced reproduction right down to the lowest frequencies of a symphony orchestra, producing our signature sound as found in the iconic ESLs.
 
 
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