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The new Quad tube preamp is amazing

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by ls35a, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. ls35a

    ls35a Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Eagle, Idaho
    I've had this for a couple of months and been using it as a headphone amp (best I've heard). I just yesterday put it in my main system and have been listening to it as a preamp. If you can get along without a remote I can't see any reason to spend more than the $1300 this costs.

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    Quad PA-ONE+ Triode Tube DAC/Headphone Amplifier - HeadPhone.guru
     
  2. Shiver

    Shiver Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    Tempted to try the VA-One? If it would work with your speakers.

    Quad are making some great products at the moment, which do seem to stay under the radar a bit.
     
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  3. ls35a

    ls35a Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Eagle, Idaho
    I have a VA-One in my hobby shop running my Proac Tablette 10's. Amazing midrange.
     
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  4. willboy

    willboy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wales, UK
    They certainly are if my Quad S2 speakers are anything to go by. Both SQ and fit and finish are excellent.
     
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  5. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

    Location:
    Liverpool, England
    I recently added a Quad PA-One+ to my system as an headphone amp.

    It mates beautifully with my Quad II Classic Integrated amp and ERA-1 headphones.

    As you say, wonderful bit of kit.

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    Last edited: Oct 14, 2019
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  6. willboy

    willboy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wales, UK
    No wonder you're smiling...that Quad II also has a smile on its face. :)
     
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  7. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

    Location:
    Liverpool, England
    Haha, yeah.

    Nice thing, picked it up from a guy who had been given it as a review model at just over 50% cost of a new one. Had to have some resistors replaced at Quad and had the valves replaced at the same time. Suits my needs perfectly.
     
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  8. Ctiger2

    Ctiger2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    US
    So the Quad PA1+ you can use as a linestage into another pre AND a standalone pre? Seems pretty versatile.
     

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