Quad & 70s Enthusiast
- Sep 5, 2018
- kgLoks Agenjegleks, gCagliforgnjiga
Here is an SQ test, ten seconds in each position.I would be interested to have people suggest how to go about testing them, because it is obvious that nobody is going to pay like $1k without some guarantees they work. What are people going to be looking to know? E.g., I am sure the pots and switches are going to be noisy after all these years. Is that an issue? Or is it just that sounds still comes from all four channels when fed some random stereo input? I suppose I could easily check that with some headphones. Just what would somebody need to know to pay more than a couple hundred for these decoders?
Also, I don't know of any SQ/QS digital sources that I have access to. Are there some obvious ones that I might have and not know were quad? I have ~1000 CDs spanning rock and classical, going back to the beginning of CDs. I Do still own many SQ and QS LPs, but don't have a turntable setup--all digital streaming now. Perhaps after retirement I will get around to digitzing. Right after I digitize all the film photos of my daughter, etc., etc.
Again, thanks for the input. I remember being passionate about quad back in the 70's. I see many people still are. I remember that I have a couple of Steely Dan LPs where the quad versions had alternative takes--alternative takes that I thought were much better than the standard stereo versions. That was very cool. Would love to have those to listen to now.