|Warranty length||2 Years|
General: CD Player & DAC
DAC: ESS ES9018 32bit
Output Level: 0-2.5Vrms (PRE Out)
Balanced Outputs: 0 - 5 Vrms
L/R Channel Difference: ±0.02dB
Freq Response: -0.2dB (20Hz-20kHz)
THD: <0.001% (20Hz-20kHz)
Linearity: ±0.01dB (20Hz-20kHz)
SNR: >110dB, >118dB (Weighted)
Channel Separation: >100dB
USB Input: 1 × USB (Support HID)
Sampling Rates: 44.1kHz-384kHz
USB DSD: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
Digital In: 2 × TOSlink, 2 × RCA
Digital Out: Optical TOSlink, RCA
Digital Sampling: 44.1 - 192kHz
Analogue In: 2 × RCA(AUX1, AUX2)
Analogue Out: 2 x XLR, RCA (PRE)
Dimension (WDH): 320 x 320 x 105mm
Weight: 8.5 kg
Quad Artera Play CD player, DAC and Preamplifier plays your music in ultra-high resolution. The stylish silver finish adds a touch of contemporary class that’s sure to blend in seamlessly with your home décor.
Designed to supplement the sonic realism and power of Artera Stereo, Artera Play doesn’t require a tech savvy user to operate. Data retrieved from the slot-loading disc mechanism is buffered then fed asynchronously to the 8-channel ESS 9018 DAC for minimal jitter.
The simple and elegant facade conceals a wealth of technology comprising a D/A preamp fully capable of handling ultra-high resolution playback up to 32bit/384kHz along with DSD 64/128/256 files via USB input.
Artera is miles ahead of its rivals in its legendary ‘Closest to original Sound' approach to hi-fi design. A focus on this concept has led to the development of class-leading products that add startling realism to your music collection comparable to witnessing the original recording for yourself.
Each component is engineered for power, musicality and solidity. Compatible with first-class loudspeakers, Artera Play is unfaltering even under high dynamic and transient conditions thanks to patented Current Dumping. The newly developed balanced XLR inputs boast an incomparable signal to noise ratio.
Quad’s current dumping is essentially a blend of two amps that give the best of both Class A and Class B operation. The circuit consists of a very high-quality class A low-power amp for finesse, while a high-power section provides the grip to control the speakers.
These combine via a precision bridge network to perfectly impose the clarity of Class A onto the power of the current dumper.
Style and Build
The styling integrates a completely fresh approach while still staying true to Quad’s legendary tradition and functionality. Artera has a stunning yet rugged chassis with thick glass top and CNC routed heatsinks deterring unwanted vibration.
The textured aluminium front panel is finished with an ultra-intuitive touch-sensitive control for quick access to your music collection.