Quad Artera Mono Power Amplifier 300watt
The QUAD Artera Mono delivers 300 watts of Class AB amplification pure power into 8 ohms. It can drive the most demanding of speakers and has instant overload recovery. The output is protected by an active circuit that gives full protection without the need for fuses or relays in the signal path.
The QUAD Artera Mono is the latest addition to be best-selling QUAD Artera series of hi-fi components. It is developed employing the strongest design features derived from its siblings but exhibits updated internal audiophile-class components and multi-layer circuit boards. The design builds upon the classic QUAD sound, adding increased clarity and definition but foremost ensuring that the integrity of musical performance is more accessible and that the artist’s message is distinctly conveyed despite deficiencies in the recording.
Key to the Artera Mono’s design is QUAD’s patented current dumping technology developed the QUAD’s legendary founder Peter Walker. In the Artera Mono’s current dumping circuit, a very high-quality Class AB low-power amp provides the details of the signal, while a high-power current dumping section provides the grip to keep the speakers under control. This technology eliminates the problems of crossover distortion, thermal tracking and transistor matching. Consequently, there are no internal adjustments or alignments, and the choice of power transistor types is less restrictive.
Delivering 300 watts per channel (into 8 ohms) the QUAD Artera Mono is equipped to drive the most demanding of systems. It offers instant overload recovery and full protection against over-driving without resorting to output line fuses or relays. It has the power to grip almost any speaker with relative ease – but they do it in a confident, almost understanding way instead of attempting to impress with sheer brute force.
Like the rest of the QUAD Artera components, Artera Mono is subtly understated and available in silver and black finishes. Artera’s crisp, clean aesthetic both evokes QUAD’s part and looks forward to the future. The housing provides a rigid structure that exudes quality and resists interference from external vibrations, with a textured aluminium front panel, inlaid glass top and CNC-routed heat sink on either side.
Quad Artera Mono Power Amplifier features
- 300W into 8 Ohms of Class AB amplification
- Quad’s current dumping technology to keep speakers in control
- Drives any speaker with ease
- CNC-routed heat sink
- Glass top panel for a modern, clean aesthetic
|Rated Output Power
|300W 8 ohms (THD=1%, 1kHz)
|Total Harmonic Distortion
|<0.006% (100W, 1kHz, bandwidth 20Hz-20kHz)
|?/?0.3dB (20Hz-20kHz, ref. 1kHz)
|Signal to Noise Ration (S/N)
|112dB (A-weighted, ref. 300W)
|Dimensions (mm) (W x H x D)
|320 x 158 x 338