Macintosh Quadra 660AV

The Apple Macintosh Quadra 660AV originally named the Macintosh Centris 660AV is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1993 to 1994 as part of the Macintosh Quadra series. The computer has been introduced on October 21, 1993, and its price started at $1970.

The new Quadra 660AV features a 25 MHz Motorola 68040 processor, 4 MB or 8 MB of RAM, 230 MB or 500 MB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, 1.44 MB Floppy drive, and an Audio-Visual card with RCA video and S-video I/O.

The 660AV version was replaced after a few months with a Power Macintosh 6100 computer. The company also sold a Power Macintosh upgrade card that upgraded the 660AV to the 6100 specifications for $1,399.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on September 12, 1994.

Today Macintosh Quadra 660AV is 29 years old!

Macintosh Quadra 660AV
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Macintosh Quadra 660AV Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 21, 1993
DiscontinuedSeptember 12, 1994
Model Identifier60
Model NumberM9040
Order NumberM2691LL/A
Original Price$1,970
Weight14 Ibs.
6.350 KG
Dimensions3.4” H x 16.3” W x 15.6” D
8.63 cm H x 41.4 cm W x 39.62 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorMotorola 68040
Processor Speed25 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus25 MHz
Cache8 KB L1
CoprocessorAT&T 3210 digital signal processor

Storage & Media

Storage230 MB
500 MB
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy
1 – CD-ROM (Optional)


Built-in Memory4 MB
8 MB
Maximum Memory68 MB
Memory Slots2 – 72 pin SIMMs
Minimum Speed80 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory1 MB
Display Connection1 – DB-15


Expansion Slots1 – 7″ NuBus
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI


SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm stereo input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm stereo output jack
Display1 – DB-15


Original OSSystem Software 7.1
Maximum OSMac OS 8.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM


Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power86 W
Line VoltageUnknown

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