Quad Elite CDS SKU Q-E-CDS
RRP $2,049.99

Quad Elite CDS

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Quad Elite CDS SKU Q-E-CDS
RRP $2,049.99

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


Product Description


The Elite CDS enjoys significant revisions throughout, including a new transport mechanism and servo system.

Digital data stream is regulated by a high-performance master clock to minimise jitter (phase noise), then fed to a top-end Crystal 24-bit/192kHz DAC with upsampling, which displaces the older 24-bit/96kHz chip used by its predecessor.

The highest quality electronic components are specified throughout, with multi-layer circuit boards and Quad's advanced, proprietary filtering and control software.

D/A Converter Crystal CS4398
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (+0db / -0.7dB)
Max Audio Line Output


4.8V RMS, Balanced (Quadlink)

Output Impedance 120
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.0013% at 1kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 116dB, 24bit (20Hz - 20kHz) 'A' wtd
Crosstalk < -120dB at 1kHz
Digital Audio Outputs 1 x Optical Toslink, 1 x Coax SPDIF
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm 80 x 321 x 310mm
Weight 4.5kg
Available Colours Black
Why Quad
  • British Hi-Fi legend
  • Established in 1936 and is still an innovator
  • Maker of world renowned products
  • Creator of the world renowned ESL speaker