A&D Audio are pleased to be dealers for the QUAD Elite Series. The products below are all available for demonstration.
The Elite CDS enjoys significant revisions throughout, including a new transport mechanism and servo system. Digital data stream is regulated by a high-performance master clock to minimise jitter (phase noise), then fed to a top-end Crystal 24-bit/192kHz DAC with upsampling, which replaces the older 24-bit/96kHz chip used by its predecessor. The highest quality electronic components are specified throughout, with multi-layer circuit boards and Quad's advanced, proprietary filtering and control software.
The Elite Pre forms the heart of any system in which it is placed, and a great deal of work has been undertaken to further enhance the excellent levels of musical transparency delivered by its 99 Series predecessor. This has been achieved by careful component selection and re-tuning of the signal path, whilst maintaining the advanced facilities that are unique to Quad's solid-state pre-amps, including Quad Link and Amp Bus connectivity (see below), bypass-switchable filter adjustment for bass and treble, and Quad's unique Tilt control that tailors the entire frequency response to suit the users preferred balance.
The Elite Pre is packed with technical innovation including noiseless solid-state signal switching and digitally addressed analogue volume and balance controls, which track both left and right channels with exceptional accuracy (better than 0.1dB). A highly specified built-in phono stage is provided for analogue turntables too.
The Elite Stereo amp has been carefully revised to ensure it retains its predecessors acclaimed musicality, whilst delivering enhanced punch and drive, alongside greater finesse and resolution. New ultra-low-noise transformers are used, and all power supply components have been specially selected following extensive listening tests. Delivering 2x80W, the Elite Stereo offers instantaneous overload recovery and full protection against over-driving without resorting to output line fuses or relays, which degrade the quality of the audio signal. It also delivers more sonic presence and impact than its predecessor, whenever the music requires it.
Designed specifically to cater to the needs of consumers requiring strong signal transmissions and high quality reproduction of music broadcasts, the Elite FM is “the” tuner to do just that. Similar to its 99 series predecessor, the Elite FM tuner can be connected to the rest of the Elite system via our proprietary ‘Quad Link’ bus system to enable complete system control with balanced line audio transmission.