TRUE MINIMALIST APPROACH
Behind industrial and electronic design of the Quest echos with the WestminsterLab tradition. Keeping unnecessary features and ornaments to the minimum and brings the purest musical and user experience to you.
No fancy colour display, UV meter or any distracting items. Prepare rediscovering your music.
Hybrid Grounding Technology
The overall ground design and grounding scheme can hold a significant impact to the overall performance of the system, especially for tiny signals like the Quest handles. Tremendous effort has been put to design the grounding of the Quest and we have developed a new grounding scheme – Hybrid Grounding. Hybrid Grounding allows users to switch between two grounding modes on the fly so as to configure their Quest specifically for their system and look at the grounding scheme as a whole.
Compartmentation and Shielding
We have gone to the end of the world and taken extensive measures to protect the fragile signals going through the Quest. Many signal handling relays feature a soft start mechanism, sections within the unit are isolated and compartmented, making sure that the cross interference is minimised. For customers who want the best of the best, they can choose to purchase the extended carbon fibre option which adds another layer of carbon fibre shielding inside the unit.
At the back of the unit, there are two slots where users can insert expansion modules in the future. These sockets are designed to provide flexibility to design modules to add more input functions to the unit. For now, there is a RCA input card, and in the future there may be a phono input card or even a digital input model.
- <0.0001% @ 1kHz Signal-to-Noise Ratio – >120dB, unweighted
- 3 sets of balanced XLR input + 2 optional modules
- 51 kΩ
Input Voltage – 6Vrms
- 2Hz to 100kHz, 0.1dB
- 2 sets of balanced XLR outputs
Volume Control Range
- 0 to -63dB / Mute
- W470 x H110 x D392 mm
Stereo Sound Online
Review by 山本浩司
Senior editor of Stereo Sound investigates the ideology and details about the design of Quest, and how this «raising star» led him to the journey of music rediscovery.
«…no matter which of my favorite songs
I listened to. It was a great experience.
This is a new star of the preamplifier world.»
» …his vocals are so rich and expressive that it’s as if a veil has been lifted, like an 8K image captured with an ultra-high resolution lens.»