Hello herd. How are you folks doing? Grooving on the groovy quad tunes? For a quad format that died out so long ago it is impressive how many folks still enjoy using that now nearly ancient equipment to make a far-out sound-field for audio enjoyment. It is helpful that the matrix quad decoders can create a surround sound by synthesizing a stereo input.
To assist this blog in sharing information about quad I created a Pinterest page showing pictures related to quad. Taken from many different sites the pics can act as a link to sites where the pic is located and that may have other pics and written information you find interesting.
Click on the link below and check it out. It’s groovy!!!
Hello. How is everybody doing out there on planet Earth? Hope that all is well for you and yours. Sure is a crazy world we live in but let’s hope that the good outweighs the bad.
In the meantime we can keep grooving on the wonders of quadraphonics. Music can be enjoyed with no need to dabble in what has become ancient technology but there is fun to be had from the searching for quad hard and software… finding a functioning quad receiver or decoder or a quad vinyl record in great condition for a dollar at the thrift store or whatever you mess around with.
If you are lucky you live in an area where the people of the past got into quad but over time sold their stuff where you can find it at a garage, yard or estate sale or maybe there is a used audio equipment retail store or wherever you find used still-working equipment.
Back around 1993 I was reminded about quad when I saw a “Masterworks” quad receiver in a thrift store with a $9.99 price tag. I plugged it in and used the two available speakers to test for output. All channels worked as did the radio. So… the unit followed me home and a different thrift store had two inexpensive speakers to meet the required four and the used record store led to a demonstration quad album with Black Magic Woman as one of the tunes.
Sure, it was a non-logic SQ decoder but if a placed my rotund head in the proper place the “swirl” as the lead guitar flowed around me head lead me onwards to bigger, better and harder-to-find and more expensive stuff.
Welcome!!!! Glad you found the place. Quad is groovy. This is the “sticky” page that should always appear first. This is the third niche in the Web this site has appeared at. Past locations disappeared for reasons beyond my control.
I will start with an index to the many separate blog entries that comprise the “whole” that makes up this one among many sites covering quad / quadraphonic / quadrasonic / 4-channel audio etc.
The index below follows the format the blog is based upon; the newest entries appear first and the oldest, the ones written first, appear at the end of the index. This format should not cause confusion.
WordPress allows its blog users to view where blog visitors are visiting from.
This is done by the country of origin but no more than that.
Here are where some of our visitors originate:
European Union (not a country but a region but the visit statistics includes the EU)
Hong Kong (great meal at the China Fleet Club. Yum!!!)
Indonesia (patrolled the seas in the area to run off pirates)
Isle of Man
Jersey (likely Great Britain’s island)
Japan (Great times in the Ginza!!!)
Kenya (YAY!!! Kenya joined the crowd in March, 2014)
Korea (Chin Hae was a pretty place)
Mexico (of the several foreign countries I have been to Mexico is the only place I had to fight off attackers– 3 of them.)
Moldova (Hello to everybody in your part of the planet!!!)
Mongolia (Genghis Kahn, a mighty warrior of yore!!!)
Netherlands (some of my ancestors from there…Vikings!!)
New Zealand (where’s Old Zealand?)
Papua New Guinea
Singapore (A very modern place with lots of intelligent and industrious folks)
Taiwan (Keelung, Taipei and environs were awesome!!!!)
Thailand (Pattya Beach was groovy!!! It “sticks” in my mind.)
United Arab Emirates
Viet Nam (up the Saigon River but turned around after the NVA took control of Saigon. A proud brave people and I hope our countries and people will be friends forever!!!)
Feel free to leave a comment, share some information or leave an opinion!!!
I am a resident of the USA with two military tours to several Asian countries bordering the Pacific Ocean with some bordering the South China Sea and some a little bit west of the Pacific Ocean and closer to the Indian Ocean.
I have a commitment to myself to offer my OPINION that the USA federal government does NOT truly represent the USA citizen population.
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