It might, but you will not really know until you try them. I have found varying degrees of success with these on different tube amps and speakers. I have a nice pair I was thinking of selling. Interested??

Zero Autoformer good/bad for Atma/Quad combo

Hello,

I have Atma-Sphere MA-1 amps connected to Quad 988 electrostatics. I know the older Quads and the M-60 amp benefit from the usage of Zero Autoformers. But there is not much info (from the Agon or AA forums) whether the larger Atma-Sphere amp (MA-1) and/or Quad 988 would benefit from the Zero or not.

I believe the Quad 988 impedance curve is only below 6 ohms between 4K and ~16K Hz with its greatest dip to about 4 ohms at about 10K Hz. And between 70 and 150 Hz the curve spikes above 16 ohms. The Atma-Sphere MA-1 cranks out 165 watts into 8 ohms (much more power than Quads can be cranked too) -- so...

Would Zero Autoformers offer any sonic benefits to this set up?

I have Atma-Sphere MA-1 amps connected to Quad 988 electrostatics. I know the older Quads and the M-60 amp benefit from the usage of Zero Autoformers. But there is not much info (from the Agon or AA forums) whether the larger Atma-Sphere amp (MA-1) and/or Quad 988 would benefit from the Zero or not.

I believe the Quad 988 impedance curve is only below 6 ohms between 4K and ~16K Hz with its greatest dip to about 4 ohms at about 10K Hz. And between 70 and 150 Hz the curve spikes above 16 ohms. The Atma-Sphere MA-1 cranks out 165 watts into 8 ohms (much more power than Quads can be cranked too) -- so...

Would Zero Autoformers offer any sonic benefits to this set up?

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