Quad Z-Series Z1 Speakers (Pair)
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Quad Z-Series Z1 Speakers (Pair)

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Quad Z-Series Z1 Speakers (Pair)

Quad Z-1 is the bookshelf model in Quad's Z-series, their flagship range of ribbon speakers, and are the step above the S1 bookshelf speaker from Quad's 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.


- Speaker type: bookshelf
- Enclosure type: bass reflex
- Transducer complement: 2-way
- Bass driver: 150mm black glass fibre cone
- Treble driver: 90x12mm true ribbon
- AV shield: No
- Sensitivity (1W @ 1m): 86db
- Recommended amplifier power: 40-150w
- Peak power handling: 100w
- Peak SPL: 102dB
- Nominal impedance: 8Ω
- Minimum impedance: 4.6Ω
- Frequency response (+/-3dB): 56Hz - 20kHz
- Bass extension (-6dB): 48Hz
- Crossover frequency: 3.4KHz
- Cabinet Volume (in litres): 10L
- Dimensions: 383 x 219 x 283
- Weight: 6.5kg
- Finish: Piano Black / Piano Rosewood
- Box Includes: Speakers, User Manual, Certificate


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