Condition: 8/10. Item is in very good working condition
An excerpt from Ken Rockwell's Quad 34 Preamplifier Review (click to read)
"Optimized for astoundingly accurate symphonic music reproduction in concert with the very finest loudspeakers, the Quad 34's exceptional TILT control allows the listener to choose his own seat in the hall. The unique TILT control also allows one to compensate precisely for overly bright or dull recordings. Want a little more warmth, or a little more detail? The TILT control delivers this without colouring the sound."
"(...) The TILT control is an eight-pole filter which allows subtle optimization of the relative brightness or warmth of the music's original performance space to your listening room, without adding any colouration. Unlike conventional tone controls, its effects are very subtle — and therefore very powerful"
"The TILT control really works. No, its action is not as obvious as old-fashioned bass and treble controls, and therein lies its power. It corrects subtle variations in perspective, equipment, cabling or anything in the signal chain and can restore perfect balance to reproduced music. Remember, Quad made the world's finest loudspeaker, the ESLs, and this preamplifier is designed to extract the most musical enjoyment out of them for serious music listeners, even if audio hobbyists are chasing other things."