Combining a sleek user interface with the latest high definition audio technology Artera Play CD player and DAC is the perfect match for the high power drive of Artera Stereo. Enjoy your music with ultra-high resolution playback up to 32bit/384kHz in addition to DSD64/128/256 files through the USB input.


Classics for the Modern Age


Quad gave its team of designers and engineers a specific brief for Artera: combine the qualities that have made Quad one of Britain’s most revered hi-fi marques for many decades with fresh industrial design and the very latest high-performance audio technologies. 

Artera’s crisp, clean aesthetic both evokes Quad’s past and looks forward to the future, with a textured aluminium front panel, thick glass top and CNC-routed heat sinks on either side. The housing provides a rugged structure that resists interference from external vibrations, while the facia of each player incorporates an intuitive touch-sensitive control, contributing greatly to its sleek design.

Quad Artera Play

  • 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
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