Quad are a highly renowned manufacturer of quality hifi electronics and loudspeakers, having developed award-winning audiophile-standard products standard for over 80 years, their highly acclaimed reputation is well-earned. The company originally built speakers for public address, moving onto domestic hifi following the end of the war. The first commercially available products were the Quad 22 Pre-amp and Quad II Monoblock Power Amplifiers, both of which were on the market for ten years to great success.
Quad now develop a wide range of hifi products at varying price points, such as the S Series, Z Series, Electrostatic Series of loudspeakers and accompanying amplifier ranges the Vena and QII Series. Quad also build a range of Active Loudspeakers. Quad continue to win the hearts of critics and consumers alike with each release and each product bears the same original design philosophy set out by founder Peter J. Walker; to design and engineer a product that offers 'the most accurate' sound response for the best price.
The Artera Series was designed to set a new standard of hifi electronics, not only in regards to Quad's product catalogue but also to beat models in its class from other competitors. Comprising of a powerful, high fidelity amplifier dubbed the 'Artera Stereo' and a CD player/DAC/pre-amp named' Artera Play', a highly flexible and superlative sounding system is possible. Quad describe the Artera models as being "a modern statement piece for your living room, with a nod to our hi-fi heritage".