QUAD 80th Anniversary DSD Sampler Offer

Quad 80th Anniversary DSD Sampler Out Now

Quad teams up with Native DSD to curate its 80th Anniversary DSD sampler, available for free with its Artera Series players.

Cambridgeshire, England-- 2016 is a huge milestone for the revered audio manufacturer as it marks its 80th anniversary. To mark the brands 80 years in audio manufacturing, Native DSD ( has partnered with Quad to curate a selection of Audiophile music taking you on a unique journey through Jazz, Vocal, Guitar and Classical genres, in high-resolution DSD format. Limited copies will be given away with the Quad Artera Play and forthcoming streamers, Artera One and Artera Link due later this year. The album is exlusively available to download via

Cutting Edge Audio, Since 1936

Of all the British high-end hi-fi brands, Quad boasts the longest and most distinguished history. The company has been at the cutting edge of audio since 1936, continually pushing back the boundaries of performance with technologies both new and established. In 1953, the Quad II valve amplifier was launched, setting new standards for audio amplification, and three years later Quad invented the first full-range electrostatic speaker – later known as the legendary ESL 57.

Throughout the ensuing years, Quad products have continued to win worldwide acclaim, building a reputation for excellence that bears comparison with the most distinguished brands in any field. 80 years after its formation, Quad continues to be driven by the philosophy of its founder, Peter Walker, to produce “the closest approach to the original sound”.

Its latest product line, Artera Series, incorporates a range of CD players and USB DACs that use state-of-the-art circuitry extending performance to ultra-high-resolution playback including the DSD audio format.

View the Quad 80th Anniversary DSD Sampler at

How To Claim A Free Copy

Leaflets with a unique download code will be supplied with limited Quad Artera units, and users can claim a free copy by following the below steps.

1). Go to:
2). Create an account (free), select the DSD Music and go to checkout
3). Apply the coupon code “xxxxx” and download for free
4). Enjoy!

For those without a leaflet or who have purchased a Quad Artera Play after 1st September 2016, a claim can be made by following the below steps:

1). E-mail
2). Include date, place of purchase, item purchased, full name and serial number within the e-mail.
3). Wait to receive your free download coupon code via e-mail.
4). Go to:
5.). Create an account (free), select the DSD Music and go to checkout
6). Apply the coupon code “xxxxx” and download for free
7). Enjoy

Why DSD?

DSD is a hi-res music format compatible with the Artera Play, and forthcoming streamers, Artera Link and Artera One. The improved soundstage of DSD (Direct Stream Digital) gives room to breathe. You can hear more details in the intonation (overtones) & dynamics, which results in a large emotional impact. Often described as, ‘helicopter view’ of music listening you are able to place the various musicians in the space around you. For the first time in music history, producers have stopped playing cat-and-mouse with the consumers of recorded music: we now all experience and enjoy the same (the highest possible) quality of recorded music.

More about Native DSD Music

· Native DSD Music is an online download platform offering DSD Music from 40+ Labels.
· Currently nearly one thousand DSD Albums are available for download in 64fs (DSD), 128fs (Double DSD) & 256fs (Quad DSD) and DXD quality with Stereo, Multichannel and Binaural versions.
· Various genres like, Jazz, Classical, Traditional Chinese, Independent Acoustic, New Age and more.
· Custom tagged .dsf files for optimum metadata display on DACs and Music Servers.
· Specials & DSD News in weekly newsletters and interactive blogs, serving the DSD community.

Quad 80th Anniversary DSD Sampler


3 album versions: DSD 256 stereo – DSD 128 stereo – DSD 64 stereo
Exclusive to

1.      That Old Black Magic – Brienn Perry (4:14) – Vocal
From Lush Life on HDTT in DSD 256 Stereo
2.      Mood Indigo – Arne Domnerus (5:04) – Audiophile, Jazz
From Jazz at the Pawnshop: Late Night on 2xHD-Naxos in DSD 256 Stereo
3.      Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5, No. 7 – II. Corrente - Allegro – Michala Petri & Mahan Esfahani (3:51) – Classical
From Corelli - La Follia on OUR Recordings in DSD 256 Stereo
4.      Sonata in E minor for Violin and Guitar – III. Menuetto – Josè M. Álvarez Losada – violin, Joaquín Riquelme – viola, Pedro Mateo González - guitar (4:49) – Classical
From Rebay: Violin and Guitar Sonatas on Eudora in DSD 256 Stereo & Multichannel

5.      Control (Five Landscapes for Orchestra) – 3. Beehive – Utah Symphony (4:54) – Classical
From Dawn & Dust on Reference Recordings in DSD 256 Stereo & Multichannel