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Quad Artera

 

Meet the new Quad Artera range

Quad Artera

Available and on demo soon the new Quad Artera series offers a forward thinking two box solution that provides superb sound quality and allows users to enjoy CD playback as well as streaming lossless and High Definition audio.

Quad Artera sets a new standard of hi-fi electronics by QUAD – Coming Soon for 2015. We have crafted our new power amplifier – Artera Stereo – and Control unit/CD Player – Artera Play – with some of the latest high-definition audio technologies: state of the art DAC chips, DSD file processing and more. With rugged heat-sinks either side, combined with a beautiful aluminium fascia, Artera is a modern statement piece for your living room, with a nod to Quads hi-fi heritage.

Design
A nod to the past, while looking to the future
Creating an experience for the modern living room has been the primary focus of Artera Series. However, it wouldn’t be QUAD without referencing a heritage of manufacturing audio equipment since 1936. The famous QUAD 405, although not QUAD’s first solid-state amplifier, was a game-changer and the first to demonstrate the patented ‘current dumping’ technology, which is also the basis of the fully updated drive technology of Artera Stereo. The technology results in an amplifier with Class A sound quality and yet with a huge and fully stable power output.The QUAD Artera Series’ styling incorporates a completely fresh design approach while still staying true to QUAD’s legendary tradition and functionality. With textured aluminium front panels, thick glass top and CNC routed heatsinks either side, the Artera’s housing offers a beautiful yet rugged structure, which also deters any unwanted vibration interference. The front panel of the Artera Play is finished with an ultra-intuitive touch-sensitive control, with quick access to playing your prized music collection.

Design
Made For First Class Speakers
From the transformer to the input terminals, each section of the Artera has been engineered from the ground up to ensure power, musicality and stability. The Artera Stereo produces 140 Watts RMS per channel – ample power for driving first-class loudspeakers, unfaltering even under high dynamic and transient conditions thanks to the patented Current Dumping technology. Special attention has also been paid to the newly developed balanced XLR inputs. The robust connections are yet another string to the Artera Stereo’s bow, with an incomparable signal to noise ratio.

Quad artera

Quad Artera Play is a combination CD player/DAC and high quality pre-amp. It retails for £1499.

General Description CD Player & DAC
D/A Converter ESS ES9018 32bit DAC
Output Level (1kHz) 0 – 2.5 Vrms (PRE Outputs)
0 – 5 Vrms (Balanced Outputs)
L/R Channel Difference ±0.02dB (1kHz)
Frequency Response -0.2dB (20Hz-20kHz, 1kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.001% (20Hz-20kHz)
Linearity ±0.01dB (20Hz-20kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N) >110dB (1kHz)
>118dB (Weighted, 1kHz)
Channel Separation >100dB (1kHz)
USB Input 1 × USB (Support HID)
USB Input Sampling Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 384kHz
USB DSD DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
Digital Audio Inputs 2 × Optical TOSlink
2 × RCA (DIG1, DIG2)
Digital Audio Outputs 1 × Optical TOSlink
1 ×RCA (DIG)
Digital Inputs & outputs Sampling Rates 44.1 – 192kHz
Analogue Inputs 2 × RCA(AUX1, AUX2)
Analogue Outputs 2 x XLR, RCA (PRE)
Dimension (W x D x H) 320 x 320 x 105mm
Weight 8.5 kg

 

Quad artera

 

Quad Artera Stereo Power £1499

General Description Power Amplifier
Rated Output Power 140W 8 ohm (<1% THD,1kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.003% (100W, 1kHz)
<0.03% (100W, 20Hz-20kHz)
Frequency Response -0.5dB (20Hz-20kHz, ref. 1kHz)
-3dB (20Hz-70kHz, ref. 1kHz)
Input Sensitivity 980mV(RCA line in)
Input Impedance 10kohm (Balanced)
15kohm (Unbalanced)
Signal to Noise Ration(S/N) 115dB (A weighted, ref. 140W)
Maximum Power Consumption 750W
Inputs 2 x XLR, RCA
Outputs Speaker A+B
Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 320 x 158 x 338mm
Weight 15kg