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Revealed: Quad's new Elite Series hi-fi in detail

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



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.

Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.