Since Peter Walker formed the company in 1936 as 'The Acoustical Manufacturing Company', all Quad products have displayed an originality in design, born from a full and proper understanding of every aspect of sound reproduction. A world leader in audio amplifier and electrostatic speaker design, Quad has, over the years, made a major contribution to the improvement of sound quality. This contribution has been recognised by awards from around the world including the Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement in 1978, the only one ever presented to an audio hi-fi equipment manufacturer. Quad owners enjoy the confidence of knowing that the complete system has been engineered to achieve optimal performance, free from compatibility problems.
Every product in Quad's current portfolio has received international acclaim, resulting in Quad receiving more ‘Product of the Year’ awards this decade than at any prior period in the company’s history. However, Quad has never indulged in technical ‘one-upmanship’. The technology is there for a purpose – that has remained constant over the years. To reproduce music in a form that is "The Closest Approach To The Original Sound".