OK...here's the thing. We all know the cool common vintage Quad stuff, like the SANSUI QRX's etc. But how about some of the rarer stuff. There's gotta be some other decent QUAD receivers and amps out there. They won't have the great QS decoding of the SANSUI's....BUT....if you had a cool decent outboard decoder (like a TATE or a SANSUI QSD-1) is there anything out there, that is vintage QUAD with a first class 4 channel amp in it that you could use besides the obvious SANSUI/MARANTZ/PIONEER/AKAI/TECHNICS etc units.
If you actually compared some of these units with the classic SANSUI's, using a decent outboard decoder,I'd be curious to hear how they stacked up soundwise.
To help things along, or jog your memory, here are some items I'm curious about.....
SONY SQR-8750 (1974) - This also had a joystick remote as an option. A great looking top-line unit. The little I've read (..years ago) mentioned something about underspecified Filter cap's or Filter diodes continually blowing. Keep that in mind if you find one. That may be why there are very few of these around. Anyone got one of these.....
Sony SQR-8750 Quad Receiver_Mimi.JPG
HEATHKIT AN-2016 aka Heathkit Modulus (1975) - One of the earliest DIGITAL DISPLAY units....a MEAN looking beast....this receiver looks like it ain't gonna take any crap from anyone...
Heathkit AN-2016 Quad Receiver_htm_m4f.jpg
FISHER 801 (1972) - This came standard with a CORDLESS remote control (...if you see something in your attic which looks like a thin little shaver with possibly the word FISHER on it....DON'T
throw it away...that's probably the remote for this unit) . I've seen a few 701's around but VERY few 801's.
Fisher 801 Quad Receiver_mini.JPG
JVC 4VN-990 INTEGRATED (1974) - Along with the fairly common Quad Receiver 4VR-5456X at the top of the JVC Quad line.....so.....whats it sound like.???
JVC 4VN-990 Quad Integrated Amplifier_h.jpg
DUAL CV-240 QUAD INTEGRATED (1975) - An obscure, but attractive, Quadraphonic amp from Germany. There must be heaps of these European models no-one know about. This model had a matching CD4 decoder (Model CD40)........could it be one of the better later CD4 decoders??...someone let me know....
Dual CV240A Integrated QUAD AJ.jpg
I don't expect any of these units to decode as well as a QRX Sansui or a Tate but with a decent Outboard decoder (..like a Tate or a QSD-1) into the AUX in's, some of these might be quite good. So.......if anyone has used ANY of these or anything else QUAD which is super obscure.....post here....let us know what they sound like....GOOD or BAD.