Quad Z-3 Speakers (Ex Demonstration)
QUAD proudly announce Z Series, their 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.
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 the Z Series floorstanders, this advanced ribbon unit is married to an equally high performance midrange driver with a unique double-roll-surround especially designed to control edge breakup and give equal transparency to the all important vocal range. Available in piano lacquered black, white, or rosewood, the skillfully veneered, one-piece curved structures make the focal point of any living room.
The bass section, similar to the original Corner Ribbon utilises an acoustic filter bass reflex system. This section uses a double chamber filter that eliminates “chuffing” found in inferior loudspeakers with conventional ports. This also maintains a natural and unforced reproduction right down to the lowest frequencies of a symphony orchestra, producing our signature sound as found in the iconic ESLs.
|Enclosure type||bass reflex|
|Bass driver||2 x 175mm woven kevlar cone|
|Mid Range Driver||150mm woven kevlar cone|
|Treble driver||90x12mm true ribbon|
|Sensitivity (1W @ 1m)||89db|
|Recommended amplifier power||60-250W|
|Frequency response (+/-3dB)||50Hz - 20kHz|
|Bass extension (-6dB)||45Hz|
|Crossover frequency||450Hz & 3.6KHz|
|Cabinet Volume (in litres)||34L|
|Dimensions (mm)||965 x 267 x 340mm|