They confirmed that they have received the amp. I assume they will contact me next week. But with my bad luck as always they’ll probably dismiss the issue, and saying that they have found nothing wrong with it.Presumably you've heard nothing so far from the retailer since returning your Quad?
I know what you mean about bad luck.....I once bought some batteries and they weren't included.They confirmed that they have received the amp. I assume they will contact me next week. But with my bad luck as always they’ll probably dismiss the issue, and saying that they have found nothing wrong with it.
I know what you mean about bad luck.....I once bought some batteries and they weren't included.
At least they've received your amp safely, so let's hope for the best
I'm experiencing a similar problem with a used Quad Vena I bought on Reverb two years ago. In just the past 6 months one or both of my Wharfedale 80th Anniversary Denton speakers will fade in and out with a crackling or scraping sound. This occurred prior to and after bi-wiring these speakers. When the sound is clear, the combo of the Wharfedale and Quad is awesome. Through a & b testing I've determined it's not my Music Hall 35.2 CD player, or my restored Pioneer PL-514 turntable, nor interference from my Vincent 2-stage phono-preamp or my Monster Pro-3500 power center. I have a restored Pioneer SA-9100 integrated amp, but my custom-made Morrow speaker cables have bare ends that don't fit into the speaker terminals, so I can't swap it out with the Quad. Therefore, at this time, my assumption is that the Quad amp is the culprit. So now the hunt is on for a comparable/better? bluetooth integrated amp with lots of digital and analog inputs.Hi all
I recently bought an old Quad Vena amp from second hand shop. The shop always test their amps before selling them to ensure that they are 100 % okey.
I noticed some sort of scraping sound when using the amp. I do not know how to describe excactly what it sounds like, but it's like if you take a pieace of paper and drag it along an uneven surface. It is some sort of scraping sound. (Like a distortion?) This does not occure everythime. It comes and goes. I do not hear it when I play music that has a more low frequency such as alot of bas like in techno music, but when I am playing acoustic music, especially something instrumental like piano covers, then the scraping sound appears. But not everytime... I have tried switching cables and tried different speakers but it is still there. It is a problem that is very hard to define or locate. The speakers that I have used are my B&W 686 S1 and Dali Suite 2.8.
Could it have to do something with the amp is incompatible with my B&W?
The rated power output for the Quad is 2 x 45W ( 8Ω ) and my B&W have a recommended power output between 25W - 100W into 8 ohms. I guess it should be just okey right?
EDIT! I am using Bi-Wiring on the speakers and my only source of music is Spotify which I stream via bluetooth to my amp or through Chromecast audio.
Here is a sample that I have recorded at home, please find a link to a youtube video somewhere below. Note that the diskant on my B&W are dented but I assure you that it is not the problem, and the scraping noise sounded on my Dalis also, which are in a perfect condition.
Perhaps you should name said dealer...After I’ve sent the my quad back to the retailer I asked them to send a analysis report of what they have tested with some conclusions. I told that if they’re gonna charge me for the shipping then at least I want to know what you have been doing to try to find the problem. The same way you would get an report/receipt of what has been done at the mechanic with your car before you pay. After that I just got an email from them saying that they found the problem and they will do a full refund. The day after the amp was on sale again on their website before it disappeared again to a new owner. I really doubt somehow that they had already fixed it that fast.
Sadly, I think we would all bet that they did not.I really doubt somehow that they had already fixed it that fast.