QUAD proudly announce Z Series, our new flagship ribbon loudspeaker range. 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. Z Series is housed beautifully curved piano lacquered cabinets, available in black, white and rosewood.


Where It All Started


It was way back in the mono days of 1949 that Quad launched its first loudspeaker, the Corner Ribbon. 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.


Beautifully Curved Cabinets


Only to look at the Z Series cabinets throughout our website and brochures will say more than enough.

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


The Ribbon Tweeter


Unlike conventional dome treble units where the voice coil ‘motor’ is attached separately to the diaphragm, Z Series ribbon is both the diaphragm and the motor system. The result is a unique combination of delicacy, smoothness and hear-through performance that helps make your music sing.

While taking influence from the unparalleled success of the ESL speaker, the ribbon itself is engineered to be extremely light and thin, which delivers the startling accuracy and wide coverage Quad is famous for.

In our flagship series, the larger 90 x 12mm true ribbon creates an even higher sensitivity and bandwidth which means better dynamics and an even smoother integration with the midrange frequencies.

Quad Z-1

  • General description bookshelf
    Enclosure type bass reflex
    Transducer complement 2-way
    Bass driver 150mm woven kevlar cone
    Treble driver 90x12mm true ribbon
    AV shield No
    Sensitivity (1W @ 1m) 86db
    Recommended amplifier power 40-150w
    Peak SPL 102dB
    Nominal impedance
    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 White / Piano Rosewood
    Accessories User Manual, Certificate
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