We will freely admit that we rather misjudged the Quad Z1 loudspeakers. The key thing is sound quality and, especially when partnered with the Quad Artera components, they really are very good indeed. Certainly remarkable value for money.
As with other current generation Quad loudspeakers, the Z1 has a ribbon tweeter and treble quality is both refined and revealing. The surprise to us was just how dynamic and engaging they are.
QUAD regard the Z series as their 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 in beautifully curved piano lacquered cabinets, available in black, white and rosewood.
|Enclosure type||bass reflex|
|Bass driver||150mm woven kevlar cone|
|Treble driver||90x12mm true ribbon|
|Sensitivity (1W @ 1m)||86db|
|Recommended amplifier power||40-150w|
|Frequency response (+/-3dB)||56Hz – 20kHz|
|Bass extension (-6dB)||48Hz|
|Cabinet Volume (in litres)||10L|
|Dimensions||383 x 219 x 283|
|Finish||Piano Black / Piano White / Piano Rosewood|
|Accessories||User Manual, Certificate|