Quad Artera Play+ CD Player/DAC/Preamplifier with Bluetooth – Black


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  • Black
  • Artera Series CD Transport, DAC & Stereo Pre Amplifier
  • Artera’s Crisp, Clean Aesthetic Both Evokes Quad’s Past & Look Forward To The Future, With A Textured Aluminium Front Panel, Thick Glass Top & CNC-Routed Heat Sinks On Either Side
  • At The Heart Of The Artera Play+ Nestles The ESS Sabre32 9018; a 32-Bit, Eight-Channel Hybrid Multi-Bit Delta Sigma DAC Considered By Many To Be The Very Finest D/A Converter Chip Available For Stereo Sound
    • This Is Quad’s First Series To Utilise The ESS Sabre DAC, & External Digital Sources Can Benefit From Its Exceptional Quality Via A Range Of Digital Inputs
      • These Include USB, With Support For PCM Data Up To 32-Bit/384kHz & Also DSD64/128/256, Ensuring The Artera Play+ Is Fully Equipped To Make The Most Of Today’s Hi-Res Music Formats, As Well As Future Advances In Ultra-High-Definition Digital Sound
  • For CD Replay, A New Slot-Loading Mechanism Buffers Data From The Disc Before Feeding It Asynchronously (In Order To Minimise Time Domain Errors Known As Jitter) To The DAC Section
    • Four Digital Filter Options Enable Users To Tailor The Play+’s Sound, With Both CD & External Digital Sources, To Suit Personal Taste & The Nature Of The Source Material
  • Connections;
    • 2 x Digital Optical Inputs
    • 2 x Digital Coaxial Inputs
    • 1 x Asynchronous USB-B Input
    • Bluetooth Input with Support For The aptX Codec
    • 2 x Stereo RCA Inputs
    • 1 x Pair Pre Out XLR Outputs
      • Use Quad Artera Play+ As A Pre-Amplifier For A Dedicated Power Amplifier
    • 1 x Pair Pre Out RCA Outputs
      • Use Quad Artera Play+ As A Pre-Amplifier For A Dedicated Power Amplifier
    • 1 x Digital Optical Output
    • 1 x Digital Coaxial Output
    • 6.35mm Headphone Output
  • IEC Mains Input
  • Remote Control
  • Height: 105mm, Width: 320mm, Depth: 320mm
  • Weight: 8.5Kg

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