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Quad 99 Pre

Stereo Preamplifier (2004-08)

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Quad 99 Pre


The 99 Pre-Amplifier offers the highest possible performance combined with all the facilities which the serious audiophile needs.

It can be used with any of the 99 series of amplifiers or any other suitable amplifier.

It can be operated either from the push buttons on the front panel or the 99 series remote control.

Some of the preamplifier functions can only be accessed from the remote.

The unit has inputs for three line level sources, one RIAA equalised phono input and a tape loop in addition to those sources available on the Quadlink communications BUS.

The preamplifier includes noiseless solid state signal switching and digitally addressed analogue volume and balance controls.

Mains powered, Quad-Link inputs plus 3 line inputs, one tape input and configurable (mm/mc) phono stage - all with adjustable sensitivity.

Pre-amp outputs via Amp-bus, stereo phonos and tape loop (comes with full system remote control)


Frequency response: 10Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.002%

Input sensitivity: 3mV (MM), 300mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 78dB (MM), 97dB (line)

Output: 300mV (line), 0.775V (Pre out), 3.3V (Pre out Max)

Dimensions: 321 x 70 x 310mm

Weight: 4.42kg


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Reviewed Apr 14th, 2015 by schaefi

I have been using this pre amp together with the cdp and the 99 power amp for over ten years now. I absolutely love the sound coming from it. I replaced the Quad 11Ls with Monitor Audio Silver speakers and have never looked back.



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