Quad 988 and mc275

Has anyone used this combination? If so, are you satisfied? Also, I like nearfield listening. How do Quads perform close to the listener?
I owned Quad 2805 and a Mc275 for two years and loved the combination. I think it was an excellent match.

My system was in a large room (20 X 36 X 9) and a smaller room (12 X 23 X 8) and the Mc275 did good in both rooms.

If you get one used, it is very hard to beat the value of the Mc275. Tube rolling also improves the sound.