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Old 04-09-2019, 10:28 PM
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>>Quicksilver Mono 120 Tube Amplifiers<<

Received a pair this week. Burning them in now. Nice presentation. NOS input/driver tubes coming soon.

Any other Quicksilver fans here..?


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Old 04-10-2019, 03:19 AM
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I have a pair of original 8417 Quicksilver monos. Very open mid-range. Lovely little amps.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:02 AM
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I have a pair of original 8417 Quicksilver monos. Very open mid-range. Lovely little amps.
Nice. Those little 8417s are cool. Heard they sound good too.


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Old 04-11-2019, 06:31 AM
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QS Integrated amplifier. EL84 tubes. Very, very happy with this amp. No desire to look for the next best thing in this class/type of amp. Sounds natural, balanced and neutral within its power capabilities of 20wpc.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:00 AM
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That little integrated with eight EL84s is a neat little amp.



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Old 04-12-2019, 10:08 AM
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Stock input/driver tubes used in Mono 120s: new production JJ with EI Yugoslavia. They sounded okay, a little forward with 50ma bias.

Sounding even better at 150hrs burn-in.

Amazing with mid-1960s Mullard short box plates for ECC82/12AU7 input tubes and 12AT7 driver tubes.



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Old 07-25-2019, 10:09 AM
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I have a pair of original 8417 Quicksilver monos. Very open mid-range. Lovely little amps.

tima,
By chance are you keeping an extra stash of 8417 output tubes around?

If not, I see Mike@QS offers an alternative conversion service, and while not quite real triode, he converts them to EL34s for customers at a fairly reasonable price. Curios if anyone has done the conversion and how it turned out.

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Old 07-25-2019, 11:00 AM
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I had a Quicksilver system years back. Great midrange. Wonderful amps!
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:36 PM
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I had a Quicksilver system years back. Great midrange. Wonderful amps!
It's interesting how common it is to hear back from former decade old QS owners with great praise.



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Old 09-01-2019, 08:56 AM
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My "dealer" friend sells QS. He has the line stage pre, and it sounds even better than the JC2 pre-amp he uses most of the time for demo's (I use a JC2 in my system). I'd buy one, but I "need" a remote control and I prefer (not sure why) to use balanced (xlr) cables. If you've not listened to the QS linestage (non-remote version) - you really should because it's fantastic. And less than $1500!!!???
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