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Specifications

General Description Stereo Power Amplifier
Design Philosophy And Core Technology Current Dumping
Output Power 2 x 140W RMS, 8 Ohms
Gain 33dB
Frequency Response 10Hz - 29kHz (+/-1dB)
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.004% at 100W, 1kHz, <0.05% at 70W, 20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio <108dB (20Hz - 20kHz) ref 140W
Damping Factor 230
Input Sensitivity (RCA) 760mV (for max output)
Input Impedance (RCA) 15 kOhms
Dimensions (H x W x D) 149 x 328 x 270mm
Weight 12.5kg
Finish Black
  • Elite CDS
    Elite CDS
  • Elite CDX
    Elite CDX
  • Elite Integrated
    Elite Integrated
  • Elite Pre
    Elite Pre
  • Elite QMP
    Elite QMP
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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