From the transformer to the input terminals, each section of the Artera has been engineered from the ground up to ensure power, musicality and stability. The Artera Stereo produces 140 Watts RMS per channel – ample power for driving first-class loudspeakers, unfaltering even under high dynamic and transient conditions thanks to the patented Current Dumping technology. Special attention has also been paid to the newly developed balanced XLR inputs. The robust connections are yet another string to the Artera Stereo's bow, with an incomparable signal to noise ratio.


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 Stereo

  • General Description Power Amplifier
    Rated Output Power 140W 8 ohm (<1% THD,1kHz)
    Total Harmonic Distortion <0.003% (100W, 1kHz)
    <0.03% (100W, 20Hz-20kHz)
    Frequency Response -0.5dB (20Hz-20kHz, ref. 1kHz)
    -3dB (20Hz-70kHz, ref. 1kHz)
    Input Sensitivity 980mV(RCA line in)
    Input Impedance 10kohm (Balanced)
    15kohm (Unbalanced)
    Signal to Noise Ration(S/N) 115dB (A weighted, ref. 140W)
    Maximum Power Consumption 750W
    Inputs 2 x XLR, RCA
    Outputs Speaker A+B
    Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 320 x 158 x 338mm
    Weight 15kg
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