Quad Artera Pre Amplifier

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The Quad Artera Pre Analogue Preamplifier produces precise sound from a pure analogue preamp, combining Quad's signature sound with modern British innovation. Direct signal paths and high-quality components preserve the sonic purity of the Artera Pre.

The Artera Pre is the dedicated preamplifier for the Quad Artera series, an all-analogue construction featuring an MM/MC phono stage, three additional RCA inputs and an XLR stereo input. With short signal paths, the analogue signal remains pure throughout with Class A amplification output stage to the power amp. The preamplifier creates a transparent sound with close fidelity to the original source.

The Quad Artera preamp features Quad’s famous tilt control tone-shaping function. Providing an adjustment to both the bass and treble frequencies at the same time, the tone control can cut the bass and boost the treble simultaneously, or vice versa, changing the overall balance of the tone making the preamp sound warmer or brighter without affecting the volume. The tilt control is a consistent and simple way to adjust the tone for different recordings or rooms.

Quad Artera Pre Analogue Preamplifier features

  • Pure analogue signal with direct signal paths
  • MM/MC phono stage with Class A amplification
  • 3x RCA inputs, 1x XLR input
  • Tilt control tone balance shifts both the bass and treble simultaneously for easily tone shaping
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Product Specifications

Analogue Inputs               

3 x RCA (AUX1, 2 & 3), XLR, Phono MM/MC

Analogue Outputs           

1 x RCA (PRE OUT), 1 x RCA(AUX), 1 x XLR,1 x 6.35mm Headphone Jack

Gain (max.) , Volume = 100         

+8dB (Line/XLR)

+53.5dB (Phono MM)

+73.5dB (Phono MC)

Input Sensitivity (Vol = 84, Vout = 0dBu)                


775mV (Line/XLR)

4.1mV (Phono MM)

410uV (Phono MC)

Input Impedance             


10K (Line/XLR)

47K//100pF (Phono MM)

100R//1.7nF (Phono MC)

Max. Output Level (THD < 0.1%)               


2.3Vrms (RCA)

4.6Vrms (XLR)

Frequency Response     

20Hz-20kHz (± 0.2dB)

Total Harmonic Distortion             

<0.002% (20Hz-20kHz)

Dimensions (W×D×H)    

320 x 320 x 105mm



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