Salon HiFi 2011

John Howes, best known for his amazing vintage hi-fi jumble sales, is also a dab hand at restoring Quad tube amps, rebuilding them completely and then finishing them in any color you like. He’s also a horn fanatic. The speaker seen here is his new Quarter Wave inspired by Paul Voigt (4500 per pair with Lowther PM6As, or 6250 per pair with Voxativ 2.5 drivers). The speakers' cabinets are made of 3/4"-thick birch plywood and stand 44"H x 16"W x 9 1/2"D.

They were fed by Howes'-modified Quad II monoblocks (3000 per pair) with control courtesy of Music First’s Baby Reference (6000). Source was a well-maintained Revox B77.

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