Quad were established in 1936 so are now in the 79th year. They have just released their new range of loudspeakers designed by Peter Corneau.
The S series combine advanced Kevlar-coned bass and midrange drivers with a specially formed ribbon tweeter that delivers effortless audio expression capturing all the minute details along with the passion of the original performance. The Quad S5 floorstanders support three-way configurations, coupling a 125mm midrange driver with two 165mm bass drivers.
The Quad S5 floorstanding speakers feature a modern design and components. Larger than the Quad S4 floorstanders, they can be set up with the Quad S1 and Quad S2 bookshelf speakers along with the Quad SC centre speaker.
The new ribbon unit developed for the S5 uses cutting edge techniques and materials. With a robust sandwich construction built to handle high-powered amplifiers, the ribbon is fully immersed in a powerful magnetic field allowing it to flourish as both voice coil and the sound radiator.