The Quad 44 is provided with two identical Tape inputs, which provide optimum matching for all commercially available open reel and cassette recorders. The correct record level and replay sensitivities are selected by the DIP switches on the Tape boards accessible through the small access panel as the Disc switches. Recording can be made on either or both machines at once and dubbing either way is possible,simply by pressing the appropriate pushbuttons.The signal at the record out socket is unaffected by either Volume or Tone and Filter controls.

Radio and Auxiliary
The Radio and Auxiliary inputs provide a flat response over the audio band with an input sensitivity suitable for most radio tuners

Output to Amplifiers
The Quad 44 has three outputs, low level using the standard 4 pin Din socket to drive the Quad 405 or Quad 303 power amplifiers and amplifiers with similar input sensitivities, medium level via phono sockets to drive amplifiers with an input sensitivity of between 0.775 and 2 volts, and high level via phono sockets with a maximum output of 5 volts.A.C. Input and Outputs
The Quad 44 has a double insulated power supply and is suitable for operation on 1 20v or 240v 50 or 60Hz. There are three switched A.C. outlets to supply the power amplifier and ancillary equipment.

The Volume control is of the detente type with a specially designed law to give the user maximum control at normal listening levels, and inter-channel balance is extremely accurate over the entire range of the control. The volume control varies feedback over the amplifier stage so that the noise and signal are attenuated together, and the specified noise level is maintained at normal listening levels.


The Balance control enables the listener to adjust the balance of output level between the two channels, but can also be used in the 'Mono' position to provide a monophonic output to both loudspeakers. With the slide control central, the output is the sum of both inputs. As the control is moved to the right, the sound from both loudspeakers contains progressively more right input and less left input until when the control is fully over, the output on both loudspeakers is from the right channel input only. Movement to the left produces the converse. As with all the old Quad equipment, the 44 is no exception to the rule, it is built to last, with the fact that so many of these units are still in use today is testament to that fact.

Internally too in keeping with the Quad tradition, the workmanship is impeccable. Servicing is very simple and quick since all the active circuitry is carried on plug-in modules which are readily interchangeable.

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