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Quad Artera Play Plus CD player and DAC is a revised version of the original Artera Play. The new model features Bluetooth connectivity and headphone socket and is the perfect match for the Quad Artera Stereo power amplifier.
Enjoy your music with the Quad Artera Play offering ultra-high resolution playback up to 32bit/384kHz in addition to DSD64/128/256 files through the USB input.
What sets QUAD Artera miles ahead of its competition is the marque’s approach to hi-fi design, the legendary ‘Closest Approach to the Original Sound'. QUAD’s company motto is the dictum behind the development of class-leading products that customers rely on. The result is whilst enjoying your music collection, recordings take on a startling realism, comparable to witnessing the original recording in the flesh.
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.
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