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Quad Z-Series Z2 Speakers (Pair)

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Quad Z-Series Z2 Speakers (Pair)

After taking a new approach to ribbon tweeter design using a unique sandwich formation, an exceptionally robust, high power speaker has been engineered, yet with the delicate sound conventional ribbon speakers are known for. The Quad Z-2 speakers are the larger bookshelf model of the two in the Quad Z-series range, they sit above the Z-1 bookshelf speakers and they are a step above the S2 bookshelf speaker in the Quad S-series range.

Where It All Started

Way back in the mono days of 1949, Quad launched the Corner Ribbon as its first loudspeaker. This was, indeed, a "prestige" product, but it offered something special, a particularly clear and detailed upper mid-range to treble performance from a large and delicate ribbon driver. 

The naturalness and fidelity of sound reproduction of the original corner ribbon was championed by the hi-fi press. So, the question is, can Quad engineers replicate this performance today, or even surpass it? the answer, not surprisingly, is yes.

Then And Now

The Quad corner ribbon was a speaker incomparable to competitors at it’s time, all with thanks to the Quad ethos, which is still adhered to in all product development and to deliver; “The Closest Approach To The Original Sound”.

Being Quad's first ever commercially available loudspeaker, the Corner Ribbon was not completely perfect - it generated a relatively low power and the ribbon unit was very fragile. As we know founder Peter Walker moved on to develop the world’s first full range, push-pull Electrostatic speaker, if not the most iconic loudspeaker of our time.

So, to make a ribbon unit that handled today’s high power amplifiers and to do the original Corner Ribbon justice was no mean task. The Z Series ribbon accomplishes this by utilising a composite ribbon sandwich substrate that is far more robust than earlier designs and immerses this ribbon in an exceptionally strong magnetic field to yield ultra-high sensitivity.


Available in piano lacquered black, white, or rosewood, the skillfully veneered, one-piece curved structures make the focal point of any living room.


General description bookshelf
Enclosure type bass reflex
Transducer complement 2-way
Bass driver 175mm woven kevlar cone
Treble driver 90x12mm true ribbon
AV shield No
Sensitivity (1W @ 1m) 84db
Recommended amplifier power 40-200w
Peak SPL 102dB
Nominal impedance
Minimum impedance 4.6Ω
Frequency response (+/-3dB) 50Hz - 20kHz
Bass extension (-6dB) 45Hz
Crossover frequency 3.4KHz
Cabinet Volume (in litres) 15L
Dimensions (mm) 421 x 243 x 329
Weight 9kg
Finish Piano Black / Piano White / Piano Rosewood
Accessories user manual, certificate

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