QUAD ELITE SYSTEM (ELITE PRE-AMP, DUAL ELITE MONO POWER AMPS, ELITE CDS CD PLAYER, ELITE FM TUNER) - “Blindingly satisfying", "When it comes to balancing audiophile needs with elegance and convenience, Quad has done it again”, Hi-Fi News January 2010.
The Quad Elite range of hifi separates has evolved from the highly rated 99 series. Apart from the updated styling, most of the changes are inside the case. Components have been updated and re-designed following Quad's slogan “the closest approach to the original sound” and the results speak for themselves - a superb performance that will not only grab your attention but keep it too.
The Elite pre-amplifier forms the central hub of your system and designed to perfectly match the Elite Stereo or Mono Power amps. It features 4 line level inputs (including a tape loop) for connecting CD/SACD players, tuners and other sources and a turntable input suitable for use with both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges. Digitally controlled volume gives perfect channel matching (so that the stereo balance is perfectly rendered, as the production intends). There are also bass and treble filter controls and 'Quad Tilt' settings which allows the entire frequency response to be tailored to your taste.
There's also Quad's own Quad Link and Amp Bus connections. Quad Link can be used to carry a perfectly balanced signal from the matching Elite CDS CD Player and Elite FM Tuner and also allows the complete system to be controlled using a single system remote handset (included with the pre-amp). Likewise Amp bus delivers balanced audio and control signals between the pre-amp and the Elite Stereo or Mono Power Amps. Of course, standard RCA/phono connections are here too allowing devices from other manufactures to be connected.
Whether used as part of a Quad Elite system or with your own choice of components, the Elite Pre-amp delivers a superior sound that will keep your hooked for hours at a time.
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|Controls||Bass & treble control, Quad "tilt" - skews the frequency response for the desired tonal balance|
|Extra||Digitally controlled volume and balance controls - give near-perfect channel matching. Quad link and AmpBus connections for use as part of a complete Quad 99 Series system.|
|Inputs ||Turntable (MM/MC) input (via 2 x RCA/phono)|
3 x stereo line in (via 2 x RCA/phono)
Tape loop (stereo line in & out, via 2 pairs RCA/phono)
Quad Link connections (for connection to other Elite separates)
|Outputs ||Stereo pre-out (via RCA/phono)|
Quad Amp Bus connections (for connection to Elite Stereo or Mono Power Amps)
|Record out selector||No|
|W x H x D (mm) ||321 x 70 x 310|