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Specifications

General Description Stereo Pre Amplifier
Inputs 3 x Aux RCA, 1 x Tape
1 x Phono MM (MC)
Frequency Response
Line Inputs 1Hz - 20kHz (+0dB / -0.3dB)
0.1Hz - 55kHz (+/-3dB)
MM & MC Inputs 20Hz - 20kHz (+/-0.4dB)
Phono Inputs MM (MC)
Sensitivity 1,3 or 7.75mV
Signal to Noise Ratio 78dB (A) ref 7.75mV
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.05% (0.01%)
Output Specifications
RCA Output Level 775mV (3.3V Max)
Impedance 100 Ohms
AMPBUS Output 2V (8V Max)
Impedance 20 Ohms
Tape Output Level 100, 300, 775mV (10V Max)
Impedance 330 Ohms
Mains Power On/Off Switch Yes
Dimensions (H x W x D) 70 x 321 x 310mm
Weight 4.42kg
Finish Black
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Overview
A Musical Experience
Every Elite component has been designed to deliver the best possible user experience. The build is solid, the controls straightforward and the sound painstakingly tuned to maximise musical enjoyment. The natural, unforced sonic scale, pace and dynamism that made the 99 Series so highly rated remains intact, imbued with even greater resolve to deliver the most captivating musical performance possible, whilst maintaining highly competitive pricing throughout the range. Quad products have always been about the musical experience, first and foremost, and never has this been better exemplified than by the performance of the new Elite Series.
Overview
A Musical Experience
Every Elite component has been designed to deliver the best possible user experience. The build is solid, the controls straightforward and the sound painstakingly tuned to maximise musical enjoyment. The natural, unforced sonic scale, pace and dynamism that made the 99 Series so highly rated remains intact, imbued with even greater resolve to deliver the most captivating musical performance possible, whilst maintaining highly competitive pricing throughout the range. Quad products have always been about the musical experience, first and foremost, and never has this been better exemplified than by the performance of the new Elite Series.
Design
Accuracy and Clarity
Using audiophile-class components, highly specified transformers, multi-layer circuitboards and the most advanced software available, the design builds upon classic Quad sound with accuracy and clarity.

Encased in a modern aluminium chasis design constructed using superior class alloy and finished in deep grey with a matte black front panel, Elite stays true to Quad's bold yet stylishly elegant signature aesthetic.
Design
Accuracy and Clarity
Using audiophile-class components, highly specified transformers, multi-layer circuitboards and the most advanced software available, the design builds upon classic Quad sound with accuracy and clarity.

Encased in a modern aluminium chasis design constructed using superior class alloy and finished in deep grey with a matte black front panel, Elite stays true to Quad's bold yet stylishly elegant signature aesthetic.
Technology
Your Missing Link
The Quad Link system bus is used to connect the Elite CDS CD player and Elite FM tuner to the Elite Pre preamp. It carries the audio signal in fully balanced form, plus system commands enabling all three components to be controlled via a single remote handset. Similarly, Amp Bus delivers balanced audio and control signals between the Elite Pre preamp and Elite Stereo or Elite Mono power amps. Several power amps may be daisy-chained via Amp Bus, giving the user the option to bi-amp or even tri-amp with ease. All Elite components (except the Elite FM) also provide conventional RCA sockets, for connection to components from other brands.
Technology
Your Missing Link
The Quad Link system bus is used to connect the Elite CDS CD player and Elite FM tuner to the Elite Pre preamp. It carries the audio signal in fully balanced form, plus system commands enabling all three components to be controlled via a single remote handset. Similarly, Amp Bus delivers balanced audio and control signals between the Elite Pre preamp and Elite Stereo or Elite Mono power amps. Several power amps may be daisy-chained via Amp Bus, giving the user the option to bi-amp or even tri-amp with ease. All Elite components (except the Elite FM) also provide conventional RCA sockets, for connection to components from other brands.
Technology
Current Dumping Topology
Quad's most valuable breakthrough is still the method which eliminates problems allied to transistor amplifiers providing a steady performance and eradicating the need for fine tuning adjustments during production, otherwise known as current dumping, which features in the Elite QSP and QMP models.

The “current dumping” technique features a very high quality low output power amplifier and a very high power output amplifier. The former emits a signal to compensate for errors between the input signal and the signal feed to the loudspeakers, while the latter controls the loudspeakers at all times and provides the current to generate the sound.
Technology
Current Dumping Topology
Quad's most valuable breakthrough is still the method which eliminates problems allied to transistor amplifiers providing a steady performance and eradicating the need for fine tuning adjustments during production, otherwise known as current dumping, which features in the Elite QSP and QMP models.

The “current dumping” technique features a very high quality low output power amplifier and a very high power output amplifier. The former emits a signal to compensate for errors between the input signal and the signal feed to the loudspeakers, while the latter controls the loudspeakers at all times and provides the current to generate the sound.
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