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Quad Elite CDS CD Player

Quad Elite CDS CD Player

Quad has announced the new Elite CDS CD Player, which replaces Quad's 99 Series CD Player.

The Elite CDS enjoys significant revisions throughout, including a new transport mechanism and servo system. Audio data is regulated by a high-performance master clock to minimise jitter (digital distortion), then fed to a top-end Crystal 24-bit/192kHz DAC, which replaces the older 24-bit/96kHz chip used by the player's predecessor. The highest quality electronic components are specified throughout, with multi-layer circuit boards and Quad's advanced, proprietary filtering and control software.


  • D/A Converter: Crystal CS4398
  • DAC type: Hybrid multi-bit delta-sigma
  • Mechanism: Sony KM-313AAM
  • Sampling Frequency: 96kHz
  • Upsampling: x2
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (+0dB / -0.7dB)
  • Maximum resolution: 24-bit
  • Oversampling: x8
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.0013% at 1kzHz
  • Dynamic Range: >100dB 'A' wtd. 16 bits
  • Outputs: RCA (analogue); optical (digital)
  • Quad system connection: Quad Link
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 321 x 80 x 310mm

The Quad Elite CDS CD Player will be available from September for £799.95.

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