Quad 99 Silver Preamp with original box, manual, and remote!
I purchased this two years ago from another fine Audiogon member who took care of his equipment, and it has served me well. I have the original box, plus a protective outer box, manual, and the remote. The preamp has a clean face but does have several dings on top, which is to be expected because it is the bottom piece of a system and every other Quad component is stacked on top of it. Nothing awful, mind you, but it’s not perfect. The 909 amp, which is designed to sit on top of this unit, weighs in at a whopping 35 lbs, so it’s not surprising that there would be some marks.
Two interesting aspects about the preamp:
-You can adjust it to accept either moving magnet or moving coil cartridges for the phono section, with a total of 6 sensitivity settings to allow you to fine-tune for the best sound.
-There are tone controls that allow you to gently contour the sound, something that comes in surprisingly handy when dealing with different recordings, but also different amps and speakers, too. You can also set it so there are no tone controls whatsoever.
This preamp will mate beautifully with amps other than Quad requiring nothing more than a pair of interconnects. The unit has absolutely no issues, and the only reason I’m selling is because I am upgrading. If you meet my asking price I will absorb the Paypal fees. Shipping should be approximately $40 if you live closer to the East Coast; less if you live closer to the West Coast.
--ABOUT ME: I own and operate Bright Phoebus, and have been a record dealer, music enthusiast, and audiophile for 31 years. And even though I am selling a piece of audio equipment, I have a reputation for selling top-quality copies of rare LPs and providing first class service to my customers. Please read the enthusiastic feedback from my satisfied customers, and feel confident that doing business with me will be a positive experience.