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Quad Artera Play+ Silver CD Player w/ DAC

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£1195.95
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The Artera Play+ is the latest addition to the Artera range. The Artera Play+ Combines the sleek user interface with the latest high definition audio technology. The CD player and DAC is the perfect match for the high power drive of Artera Stereo, while you enjoy your music with ultra-high resolution playback up to 32bit/384kHz in addition to DSD64/128/256 files through the USB input.

Iconic Amp Technology

Iconic Amp Technology

The inclusion of full analogue/digital preamp functionality means that the Artera Play and Link can be connected directly to a power amplifier, and its perfect partner in this regard is the Artera Stereo. This compact yet potent power amp sports the latest iteration of Quad’s famous Current Dumping topology, first introduced in the legendary Quad 405 – one of the most lauded British audio components of all time and still the only amp design to have earned a Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement.

Filters To Suit Every Ear

Filters To Suit Every Ear

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 Artera Play’s, Link’s and One’s sound, with both CDs and external digital sources, to suit personal taste and the nature of the source material.

Hi-Res Compatibility

Hi-Res Compatibility

Despite their attractive simplicity, the four Artera components deliver exceptional sophistication beneath the skin. At the heart of the Artera Play, Link and One nestles the ESS Sabre32 9018; a 32-bit, eight-channel hybrid multi-bit Delta-Sigma DAC considered by many to be the finest D/A converter chip available for stereo sound.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Specifications

General Description CD Player, DAC, Pre-Amp
Key Technology & Features DSD (up to DSD256 Compatible) Bluetooth aptX
Audio File Formats ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, AAC- HE, AAC+, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
D/A Converter ESS ES9018 32bit DAC
USB Input USB B (PC / MAC)
Output Level (1kHz) 0 - 2.5 Vrms (PRE Outputs)
0 - 5 Vrms (Balanced Outputs)
Digital Audio Inputs 2 × Optical Toslink, 2 × RCA(DIG1, DIG2)
Digital Audio Outputs 1 × Optical Toslink, 1 x RCA (DIG)
Analogue Inputs 2 × RCA(AUX1, AUX2)
Analogue Outputs 2 x RCA, 2 x Balanced XLR, 6.3mm Headphone Jack
Sample Rate (USB B) 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 384kHz
Sample Rate (USB A) 44.1kHz, 48kHz
Sample Rate (Digital Inputs / Outputs) 44.1 - 192kHz
Standby Power Consumption <0.5W

Pre-Amplifier Section

Output Level (1kHz) 0 - 4 Vrms (Pre Outputs)
Variable Output 0 – 8 Vrms (Balanced Outputs)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz, 1kHz (± 0.2dB)
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.002% (20Hz-20kHz)
Signal to Noise >103dB (1kHz)
Ration(S/N) >110dB (A Weighted, 1kHz)
Channel Separation >100dB (1kHz)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 320 x 105 x 320mm
Net Weight 9.04kg

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Quad Artera Play+ Black CD Player w/ DAC

Quad Artera Play+ Black CD Player w/ DAC

£1195.95

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