introducing the

Elite CDS

by Quad






“The Elite CDS brings the highest quality and sound, offering further improvements from the 99 CD Player. Quad’s Elite CDS emphasizes the ability to read and accurately decode discs, setting it apart from other products in a similar category.

The updated transport mechanism and servo system allows the Elite CDS to recover even more error free data than previous systems. Whether the disc is market or middle out of specification, Elite CDS can recover the maximum amount of error free data.

The digital data stream is regulated by a high performance master clock, which minimizes jitters before being fed to a top-end Crystal 24-bit / 192kHz DAC with up-sampling.”



  • D/A Converter Crystal CS4398 24-bit/192kHz DAC
  • Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz (+0dB / -0.7dB)
  • Max. Audio Line Output 2.4 RMS, RCA 4.8V RMS, Balanced
  • Output Impedance 120 Ohms
  • Total Harmonic Distortion <0.0013% at 1 kHz
  • Dynamic Range >100dB ‘A’ wtd. 16 bit
  • Signal to Noise Ratio >113dB, Digital Silence (20Hz – 20kHz); >116dB, Digital Silence (20Hz – 20kHz) ‘A’ wtd; >94dB, 16bit (20Hz – 20kHz); >97dB, 16bit (20Hz – 20kHz) ‘A’ wtd
  • Crosstalk <-120dB at 1kHz
  • Digital Audio Output 1 x Optical Toslink, SPDIF
  • Disc Compatibility CD-DA Conventional Audio CD; CD-R Recordable CD
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) 70 x 321 x 310mm
  • Weight 4.5kg
  • Finish Black