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QUAD Artera Pre


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£1099.95

About This Product


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)
  4.6Vrms (XLR)
Input Headroom (THD < 0.1% , Vol = 50) 4.1Vrms (RCA)
  8.2Vrms (XLR)
  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)
Standby Consumption <0.5W
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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    Anon
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