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QUAD ERA-1 Thread

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by FastAndClean, Apr 24, 2018.
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  1. FastAndClean
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2018
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  2. XERO1
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  3. RatFarm
    Looking forward to hearing more about this headphone. Good to have some more options in the planar world.
     
  4. PhilW
    The sound is super nice! Think planar Focal Clear and you are pretty much there.
     
  5. xenithon
    Hi Phil. Have you heard one already? And if so, a production model or the prototype that was at the Bristol show?

    Cheers
     
  6. XERO1
    Any idea about price range?
     
  7. xenithon
    It is £599 I believe
     
  8. PhilW
    Was it at the Bristol Sound and Vision show? I didn't know :D

    Yeah £599 is the price but ETA is still speculative.
     
  9. XERO1
    So they should come in under $1000. Not cheap, but nothing too insane. Looking forward to hearing these!
     
  10. Arthur Li
    Surprisingly Quad doesn't make an e-stat...
     
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  11. SHAMuuu
    The cups look nice, but not a fan of the yokes/headband.

    One looks, TOTL'ish ...the cups that is,

    the yokes low-fi ish

    the headband mid-fi ish

    ...ofc te sound matters most at the end, i would wear a watermelon shaped can if it produced Audio Nirvana :D
     
  12. LaCuffia
    No reviews or impressions yet from the Munich high end show. Anybody hear it?
     
  13. Beagle
    Any more news on a release date? The silence is deafening.
     
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  14. LaCuffia
    Audio Sanctuary UK lists tentative release date as June 18th. They were at the Munich show last month but I've seen no reviews.

    With Quad engineering behind it, this could be something pretty great. It's under $1K too. Imagine if Focal released a planar? They would probably go for $6K plus.
     
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  15. Beagle
    Looks like I'll be the guinea pig.
     
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