We've just had official confirmation of tech specs and prices for Quad's new Elite Series of hi-fi components, on sale from September. Here are details and pictures of the first five models in the range:

Quad Elite CDS £799.95

• D/A Converter: Crystal CS4398 • DAC type: Hybrid multi-bit delta-sigma • Maximum resolution: 24-bit • Oversampling: x8 • Outputs: RCA (analogue); optical (digital) • Quad system connection: Quad Link • Dimensions (WxHxD): 321x80x310mm

Quad Elite Pre £849.95

• Tone adjust: bass and treble filters; Quad Tilt • Line-level inputs: 4x RCA (inc. tape loop) • MM/MC phono input • Outputs: 1x pre-out (RCA)• Quad system connections: Quad Link; Amp Bus • Supplied with Elite system remote handset • Dimensions: (WxHxD): 321x70x310mm

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Quad Elite Mono £649.95

• Power output (8 ohms): 150W • Power output (4 ohms): 220W • Quad system connection: Amp Bus • Other inputs: RCA • Outputs: five-way binding posts • Facility to daisy-chain for bi-amping/tri-amping • Dimensions: (WxHxD): 321x70x310mm

 

Quad Elite FM £599.95

• Tuning range: 88-108MHz • Channel spacing: 50kHz • Presets: 20 • Aerial inputs: 2x75 ohms• Quad system connection: Quad Link • Powered by Quad Elite Pre • Dimensions (WxHxD): 321x70x310mm

 Quad Elite Stereo £699.95

• Power output (8 ohms): 2x80W • Power output (4 ohms): 2x120W • Quad system connection: Amp Bus • Other inputs: RCA • Outputs: five-way binding posts • Facility to daisy-chain for bi-amping/tri-amping • Dimensions: (WxHxD): 321x70x310mm

We'll have an exclusive First Test of the new Quad pre/power in  our November issue, on sale September 17th.