“…as soon as you put a decent recording on you can hear so much of the low level details that it’s uncanny. It brings a sense of calm and ease to everything it amplifies” (Jason Kennedy, The Ear) Full review
With both stereo and monoblock amplifiers you will hear a natural presence and realism of performers in the room. Probably beyond anything you have heard before, anywhere.
Of course there is atmosphere, outstanding purity, rhythm and timing as in the live performance and deep, tuneful under-pinning bass.
But it is the close-your-eyes-and-they’re-there realism that pins you to your seat.
The amplifiers recover levels of the finest detail so often lost in the pollution haze that pervades most systems. Realism is startling.
The secret is in Quiescent’s technology, absorbing vibration and RF pollution, that delivers the purest music you’re likely to hear.
These are ground-breaking components, setting new standards of performance. We have one on demonstration.
Why is this amplifier so special?
Followup comment by fellow reviewer Kevin Fiske: “I can’t help wondering if some day all amplifiers will be built in a similar way.”
The science behind the pollution control was developed from experience with installations of electronics in military jet aircraft, exceptionally noisy environments. Recovering the finest possible detail from instruments is obviously crucial in operational conditions. It may seem miles away from replaying music but the requirements are actually very similar – vibration and RF pollution delete crucial information, whether it’s music or a hostile aircraft.
Read more about the fundamental importance of this technology below and throughout this site.
The first product in this revolutionary series was the Quiescent Streamer, available and on demonstration with us. It is astounding. Some listeners have been moved to tears – literally – by the emotional impact of performances never heard before.
Extraordinary care in design
Even the casework is special:
- cooling tubes milled from the solid, avoiding fins that ring
- further resonance control from helical scribing inside the tubes
- top panel of non-metallic material to prevent circulating magnetic fields
- rear terminal panels mounted independently from the chassis to lessen vibration damage
Inside the case this amplifier is packed with the technology unique to Quiescent that absorbs vibration and RF interference at the source, in the circuits before it can spread to degrade performance. Designated “Q Power” the package includes:
- mains vibration and RF absorption
- DC blocking
- vibration absorption attached to the transformer
- very fast voltage regulation, that allows a
- bandwidth from 1Hz to 1.5MHz
- absorption of vibration from the speakers entering via the terminals