Quad 303 Power Amplifier
Launched by Quad in the late sixties this amp quickly gained a viable reputation as a great amplifier. Like all Quad's hi-fi it is beautifully designed and engineered and indeed won a Council of Industrial Design Award in 1969. The Quad 303 amplifier was Quad's first solid state amplifier after the success of the Quad 22 valve amp, and was the first power amplifier to use triplets in its output stage, a clever and unique circuit design that makes ultra low distortion possible without destabilising the transistors.
The Quad 303 amplifier quickly built something of a cult following and was in production until the early eighties. However it is ony recently that people have been re-resurecting these amplifiers as modern day components allow you to take the performance of these amplifiers to a new level. Indeed with a very reasonable outlay of £200-£250 and the expert advice and improved circuits available from Net Audio, the Quad 303 amplifier can obtain a sound comparable with anything solid state has to offer today. The other thing to bear in mind is that the Quad 303 power amplifier can be bought on Ebay for anything between £100-£150.
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