Quad Artera Play+ (CD, DAC & Preamp)


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Artera Play+ (Play Plus) is a high-quality CD player, DAC, and pre-amplifier from Quad. Part of their Artera series of Hi-Fi components.

Artera range combines 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.

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Artera Play+

The latest addition to the Quad Artera range, Artera Play+ combines a sleek user interface with the latest high definition audio technology.

The high-quality CD Player and DAC makes 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.

A 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 fascia of each player incorporates an intuitive touch-sensitive control, contributing greatly to its sleek design.

Each Artera Series model fuses modern digital connectivity with signature Quad amplification technologies. Styled with grace, influenced by classic Quad systems with a modern twist, each Quad Artera system is a beauty to look at, while demonstrating a life-like detail in every track.


  • 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: x1 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: x2 Optical TOSlink, x2 RCA (DIG1, DIG2)
  • Digital Audio Outputs: x1 Optical TOSlink, x1 RCA (DIG)
  • Digital Inputs & Outputs Sampling Rates: 44.1-192kHz
  • Analogue Inputs: x2 RCA (AUX1, AUX2)
  • Analogue Outputs: x2 XLR, RCA (PRE)
  • Dimension (W x D x H): 320 x 320 x 105mm
  • Weight: 8.5kg

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The history of Quad is one of technical achievement in the field of sound reproduction. It is a story that began with their first amplifier, which applied fifteen years of knowledge and experience in professional audio and industrial products to the task of making the most accurate domestic audio amplifier of its age.

Every product in the Quad portfolio of amplifiers, headphones, moving-coil loudspeakers and electrostatic loudspeakers have received international acclaim. However, Quad has never indulged in technical one-upmanship. Their technology exists for a purpose that has remained constant over the years - to reproduce music in a form that is the closest approach to the original.

Unilet Sound & Vision are one of the longest-established official Quad dealers in the UK, and one of only a handful of dealers for Quad Electrostatics in the entire country.

QUAD | Unilet Sound & Vision

Additional information

Weight 8.5 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 10.5 cm

Black, Silver

Purchase Options

Click & Collect, Trade-In Available


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