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Quad 606 - what speakers (..and other n00b questions)

Discussion in 'audio' started by morkof, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. calorgas

    calorgas Ratty bumpkin

    You can buy passive preamps cheaply that will work really well with the 606, or you could make one yourself if you can wield a soldering iron - I successfully made one so it can't be that difficult :D.
    As others have said, any speakers will be fine. The 606 has plenty of power (140 wpc?) but can still be used with speakers with lower power handling as long as you don't get carried away with the volume.
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  2. miktec

    miktec unissued

    TT = TurnTable, to play vinyl records off of the past :)
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  3. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    The 606 should drive most speakers. I think most manufacturers just pick a figure out of the air when they specify speaker wattage.

    With my Quad 306, I use a 20k, Little Bear passive preamp that I bought on eBay. It cost about £30 and sounds pretty transparent to my ears. Far better than some quite expensive Naim preamps I've owned.
  4. SteveH

    SteveH pfm Member

  5. PerF

    PerF Member

    If your Denon AVR-X250BT does pre-out ? guess you could use that as a beginner preamp.

    Don't connect all surround speakers to the 606, just one pair (left + right)
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  6. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    Perhaps I was being a bit harsh there (pardon the pun).
  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    This is your starting point. You have what you need to get it running, so run it for a while with what you have. When you know it works and you want to use it, you can spend sone more.
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  8. ryder

    ryder pfm Member

    That's good to know. The local Harbeth dealer used to have Quad 66/606 with the matching Quad CD player for umpteen years with Harbeth speakers. Sounds pretty good but I prefer the Naim.
  9. the caretaker

    the caretaker pfm Member

    I have the 909 and you could try a quad cdp2 it's a digital pre amp as well as a fine cd could use optical from tv into could use a tablet/laptop into cdp2 ( you would need a spdif/ usb converter as cdp2 doesn't have a usb in..musical fidelity v link 2 is excellent ) try some dynaudio 40 or 42s with your quad amp..should match could send your amp to quad and they will service 909 cost about £80 to be serviced..hope this the way if you bought these items and used decent cabling you would have a very good sounding hifi..

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