Quad 34


A friend recently lent me a Quad 34 preamp and what can I say....it sounds like sh**.
I used to have a Jeff Rowland Consonance before and it sounded light years better than the Quad...even an old Mcintosh C24 sounded better on my system.

Any experiences with Quad to share ?

Thanks,
foxtrot
Hi, I have used Quad equipment for years and have had good luck with it, as a matter of fact i'm useing a Quad 44 preamp for my tape and phono section along with my Bryston BP20 and 4bst. This preamp has been with me since 1983 and if it were a dog it would have been gone a long time ago. I dont know what you are useing the 34 with but it should not sound bad. I have owned the 33, 303, 22, Quad 2 tube amps, 405-2power amps and 4 pair of Quad electostatic speakers. The only component I did not care for was the 22 preamp as I thought it was a tad noisy. But other than that thought the stuff was great. Hope this helped.
Hm maybe a mismatch in the components.
I owned a 34,44, the complete 22 System and in the living room is a 66/67/606 System working.
I always liked the 34 and I owned a Rowland Consonance II at that time, too.
I used it with Quad 22 tubes, but for these I had to replace a resistor for higher gain. Quad service did that. It sounded also very good with the 606 amps. I think, there is something in your System which makes this dissapointing result.
I owne a 34 preamp (a great sound) with 303 Quad amplifier,does anyone knows how to decreas the volume gain
because it sounds too loud at minimum volume.

meeko
QUAD 34 SOUNDS GREAT WITH MY B&W SPEAKERS.....