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Speed, Agility, Airiness, Purity, Transparency: Quad S-1 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Feature 1.75 x 0.5-Inch True Ribbon Tweeters and Four-Inch Midrange Drivers
Quad S-1 bookshelf loudspeakers trace their alluring sound to one of high-end audio's most iconic developments: the corner ribbon tweeter. Of course, owning up to 21st century needs, the true ribbon version found in S-1 ably handles the requirements of modern high-power amplifiers while also retaining the detail, accuracy, and smoothness for which Quad remains associated. And since S-1's composite ribbon sandwich substrate tweeter functions as both the diaphragm and motor system – completely unlike conventional dome units – you'll benefit from off-the-charts levels of efficiency, control, and transparency. Simply position S-1 with its tweeter at or near ear level, and you're off and running.
Indeed, one of the first things you'll notice about the two-way, rear-ported S-1 relates to just how composed, pure, finessed, and clean it plays with all types of music – characteristics that extend to its mannered ways with dynamics and low-frequency response. A sophisticated crossover network performs the virtually seamless handoff between the 1.75 x 0.5-inch tweeter and four-inch woven Kevlar midrange driver. The combination also accounts for S-1's fatigue-free presentation and ability to arrange extremely complex passages into cohesive, balanced performances.
Visually, the 11.5-pound S-1 artfully merges contemporary sleekness and traditional elegance. Graced with Italian-inspired rounded top edges at the front and rear, each S-1 cabinet arrives comprised of alternate layers of MDF and high-density particleboard with circumferential internal bracing that reduces panel resonance below the threshold of human hearing.
"A very grown-up, transparent, and sophisticated sound from a little speaker... A baby box touched by the magic of Quad's most expensive designs."
– Hi-Fi Choice, 5-star review
Enclosure type: Vented box loudspeaker
Transducer complement: 2-way
Bass / Mid driver: 4"(100mm)woven Kevlar cone
Treble driver: 45 x 12mm true ribbon
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m): 84dB
Recommended amplifier power: 25-150W
Nominal impedance: 8Ω Compatible
Minimum impedance: 4.2Ω
Frequency response (+/-3dB): 58Hz ~ 20kHz
Bass extension (-6dB): 55Hz
Dimensions (HWD): 11.2" x 6.1" x 9.4"
Weight: 11.5 lbs.