QUAD Artera Play
The Quad Artera Play CD/Pre Amplifier has gained a lot of attention from the industry, and there's a fair few reasons why. It's an easy-to-use pre-amplifier that's perfect for living rooms. Using the Artera is rather easy as the interface provides all the options upfront.
Offering ultra-high resolution playback up to 32 bit/384kHz along with DSD64/128/256 files, this Pre Amplifier competes with all other products in this price point. Using DSD file processing, state-of-the-art DAC chips, and other high-definition audio technologies, the pre amplifier does everything you will need to take your system to the next level. The front panel includes ultra-intuitive touch-sensitive control to provide effortless access to your music collection.
It comes with a slot-loading CD mechanism along with the capability to read buffer data from the disc-done before feeding it in order to avoid any last-minute performance jitters. Textured aluminum panels design the front, while CNC routed heatsinks and a thick glass top grace either sides to complete an unfussy design. The housing unit does not do anything dramatic but impresses with its sturdiness, sporting a rugged look, preventing interference of any unwanted vibration.
Once again thanks for your help. I first visited Bartletts in 1993 and bought the Audiolab 8000a to equalise and compete with whatever the neighbours were playing at the time through the very thin walls of a Victorian Mansion Block. My Quad at the time although could musically could not compete. I had bought the Quad in 1984 at a place in Camden by Mornington Crescent, although I felt that I bought what" that particular shop "wanted to sell me rather than what I wanted.
I would just like to thank the Bartlett's team for pulling out all the stops when an order failed to materialise through no fault of their own. Terrific service and would certainly shop with Bartlett's again.
If I could give Bartlett's 10 stars I would....Quite superb service (a special mention for Simon here) - Buy from this supplier with complete confidence.