Quad Artera Solus | Year Book 2018 Review Quad Artera Solus – So far, Quad's Artera family has comprised the play+ combined CD transport, DAC and preamp and the Stereo power amp. Now all of these elements (plus streaming) are fitted into a chassis having the same proportions as the other components in the Artera range. Products promoted as fine examples of industrial design can often appear as stark and cold and the Solus certainly first with

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QUAD have just announced the QUAD Vena II integrated amplifier, with built in DAC and Bluetooth streaming.     Music in the blood Quad upgrades the versatile Vena integrated amplifier to deliver an even richer specification with pure musicality coursing through its circuits Quad, the distinguished British audio brand, is launching a new version of one of its most popular products of recent years – the Vena integrated amplifier. The new Vena II builds upon

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Hifi Pig | 19 Oct 2018 The latest addition to Audiolab’s M-DAC range is the M-DAC Nano, a mobile DAC/headphone amplifier. Ever since the launch of the original M-DAC from Audiolab in 2011, the Cambridgeshire-based company has been giving a ‘sonic boost’ to all manner of digital devices – smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs and more. The latest addition to the M-DAC range continues this tradition, but does so in the company’s smallest, most affordable and

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27. August 2018 | HifiPig Quad has replaced the original Artera Play source component with a new version called the Artera Play+. Like its predecessor, which launched in 2015, the Play+ is a CD player, DAC and preamplifier combined in a single compact chassis. But while its form is familiar, the ‘plus’ suffix denotes a range of improvements that broadens functionality. The first addition is the inclusion of aptX Bluetooth, enabling users to pair smartphones,

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By Hi-Fi Choice | May 2017 Classic hi-fi brand, Quad hasn't forgotten how to innovate as Ed Selley discovers from this luxury set of components I'm not much of a gambler, but I'd be willing to bet that for some readers, a Quad Beautiful System should have a pair of electrostatic speakers fronted by something valve based.After all, this is what the company is best known for. With these products casting a long shadow, it

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by Sathyan Sundaram | 15 May 2015 Over the past few years, the vast majority of my music purchases -- and I’m not alone in this -- have been of downloadable files rather than discs. Nonetheless, I still have a substantial collection of discs that I continue to listen to. On the home-theater side, most audio/video receivers now include the ability to play music files -- including high-resolution FLACs and, in some cases, DSD files --

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