The Heed Audio Questar MC deploys a streamlined version of Heed's more 'serious' Quasar MC stage, eliminating the need for jumper switches by optimising the amplifier to suit the 300-600 µV/100 Ohm output range characterising the vast majority of today’s moving coils. Considering its generous 18 dB headroom, ideal cartridge matching is virtually assured.
The internal construction of the Questars meets the most critical high-end standards in every respect. The amplifier employs an entirely dual-mono configuration and uses a two-stage – passive/active – RIAA equalisation. Gain adjustment has been optimised for maximum headroom and highest signal-to-noise ratio. Component parts are selected to exacting tolerances matching those of our Quasar.
The Questars are suitable for any line-level amplifier input, and can easily drive virtually any length of interconnect. There is no internal wiring or binding, and all high-current parts of the circuit are shielded. Both models feature gold-plated RCA terminals soldered directly onto the PCB, limiting all signal paths to a bare minimum.
Supplied with X-PSU power supply. Can her upgraded with the Q-PSU power supply (available separately).
Discrete bipolar transistor circuits New improved in-line power supply Upgraded Q-PSU power supply available
Output: 1 x stereo RCA
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20kHz
Input sensitivity: 220 µV (MC)
Input impedance: 100 Ω (MC)
Gain: 64 dB (MC)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 95 x 75 x 220 mm