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Naim qute as preamp for Quad II amps?

Discussion in 'classic' started by _webwasher, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. _webwasher

    _webwasher pfm Member

    Currently my Sonos connect streams into quad 22 with Quad II as power amps. A naim qute sits in the shelf, waiting for singing again.

    Wouldn’t it be great to use the qute as pre and streamer and use the pre outs to the Quad II? Any comments or experience on this?

    Thanks for reading and your feedback.
  2. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    It's a safe bet that nobody has done this. However if your Naim does RCA out or DIN out then it will work. It's only audio. Quad gear is used to higher level inputs to the power amp (low gain) so you may have to turn up the pre more than you think. No big deal. In addition it costs you nothing to try assuming there is nothing too tricky on the cabling front. Even if there is then a few pounds on a cable is no big deal.
  3. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    The signal ground switch may even become useful...

  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Check the QII input sensitivity, IIRC it is rather high so you may not have enough gain.
  5. _webwasher

    _webwasher pfm Member

    Yes, signal ground....floating should be the right choice as the ii uses chassis ground as ground. Hopefully I got this correct.
    Gain is crucial too. 4 volts for the ii iirc - have to check the qute.

    Other things to watch?
  6. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    Yes, have a look at 'Section 4.4 The Speakers Menu' of the user manual; in particular, the 'Type' and 'Max Volume' parameters.
    'Type' has to do with high pass filter settings as well as a 'None' option for when no speakers are connected to the 'Qute.

    Edit: Looks like 775mV, 22Ohm for pre-amp output with output load @ 10kOhm minimum.
  7. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    The Quad is rated for 1.4 volts in for maximum output and the Naim 0.775 volts out so it may not be a match made in heaven.

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