QUAD Artera Pre
The QUAD Artera Pre is a pure analogue preampliﬁer, combining innovative modern British design with the QUAD sound signature traditions, characterized by the pure analogue signal. The Artera Pre mixes minimalist design with high-quality components to ensure short, direct signal paths that preserve sonic purity.
|Analogue Inputs||3 x RCA (AUX1, 2 & 3), XLR, Phono MM/MC|
|Analogue Outputs||1 x RCA (PRE OUT), 1 x RCA(AUX), 1 x XLR,1 x 6.35mm Headphone Jack|
|Gain (max.) , Volume = 100||+8dB (Line/XLR)|
|+53.5dB (Phono MM)|
|+73.5dB (Phono MC)|
|Input Sensitivity (Vol = 84, Vout = 0dBu)||775mV (Line/XLR)|
|4.1mV (Phono MM)|
|410uV (Phono MC)|
|Input Impedance||10K (Line/XLR)|
|47K//100pF (Phono MM)|
|100R//1.7nF (Phono MC)|
|Max. Output Level (THD < 0.1%)||2.3Vrms (RCA)|
|Input Headroom (THD < 0.1% , Vol = 50)||4.1Vrms (RCA)|
|62mV (Phono MM) / 6.2mV (Phono MC) @ 1kHz|
|Frequency Response||20Hz-20kHz (± 0.2dB)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||<0.002% (20Hz-20kHz)|
|S/N Ratio (Vout = 0dBu)||>110dB(A) (Line/XLR)|
|>80dB(A) (Phono MM)|
|>76dB(A) (Phono MC)|
|Channel Separation||>100dB (10kHz)|
|Output Impedance||120 Ohms (RCA)
100 Ohms (XLR)
|AC Mains Supply Requirement(Factory set)||230V ~ 50-60Hz|
|115V ~ 50-60Hz|
|100V ~ 50-60Hz|
|Dimensions (W×D×H)||320 x 320 x 105mm|
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