1949 - Peter Walker’s first commercial, domestic amplifier the QA/12P was a development of the Public Address amplifier that he had been building and selling in pre-war years. With superior sound quality to its competition, it was adopted by the BBC for studio use.
1957 saw the world’s first full range, ultra-low distortion electrostatic loudspeaker the ESL-57 set standards for accuracy and fidelity in loudspeakers that remains unsurpassed to this day.
Quad Vena is bound to delight the hi-fi listener looking for the simplest way of adding high quality amplification to their digitally stored music. And with Quad’s ‘Closest approach to the Original Sound’ hi-fi credentials you are sure to get distortion free amplification while preserving the richness of your music from an elegant and thrilling amplifier.
Combining a sleek user interface with the latest high definition audio technology Artera Play CD player and DAC is the perfect match for the high power drive of 140w RMS Artera Stereo power amplifier. Enjoy your music with ultra-high resolution playback up to 32bit/384kHz in addition to DSD64/128/256 files through the USB input.
The QUAD Artera Series' styling incorporates a completely fresh design approach while still staying true to QUAD’s legendary tradition and functionality. With textured aluminium front panels, thick glass top and CNC routed heatsinks either side, the Artera's housing offers a beautiful yet rugged structure, which also deters any unwanted vibration interference. The front panel of the Artera Play is finished with an ultra-intuitive touch-sensitive control, with quick access to playing your prized music collection.
The QUAD ESL-2912 is the latest audiophile class electrostatic speaker designs that fulfil Quad’s promise of “the closest approach to the original sound.
The ESL2912's incorporate Quad’s classic push-pull technology which has led the field in electrostatic speaker design since 1957 The ESL 2912 represents the pinnacle of Quad’s achievements and incorporates enhancements in speaker dress, metal work, updated panels, 24K gold plated terminals, Piano Rosewood trim whilst retaining the original Quad philosophy