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Quad ERA-1


The Quad ERA-1 are the first headphones from the revered British brand and they are so good they make you wonder why they haven't done this before. A debut to be proud of. 

Most headphones use mass-produced dynamic cone drivers, the limitations of which can hamper transient response and cause uneven frequency response. Quad's cutting-edge planar magnetic technology delivers a more natural and accurate sound, ensuring you hear every nuance of the recorded musical performance.

The Quad ERA-1 incorporates an ultra-thin, electrically active diaphragm - thinner than a human hair yet extremely light, strong and highly elastic. This is fused with a precision arranged magnet array, designed to maximise sensitivity and consistency of the applied force over the driver area.

Patented non-linear vibration suppression technology allows the driver's effortlessly extended frequency response to be heard unsullied, ensuring perfect clarity. The metal cavity behind the driver is specially designed for optimal acoustic performance, and the drivers themselves are closely matched to ensure spacious, three dimensional stereo imaging. The result is that the ERA-1 provides a musically engaging, dynamic and effortless sonic performance that suits all music types.



  • Type: Planar Diaphragm Headphone
  • Impedance: 20 Ohms ±15% @ 1kHz
  • Sensitivity: 108 ±3dB
  • Frequency Response Range: 10 - 40,000Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): - <0.2% (1kHz, 100dB)
  • Rated Input Power: 100mW
  • Max Input Power: 300mW
  • Accessories - synthetic leather ear cushion, genuine sheep skin ear cushion, 2m Y cable, EVA carrying case
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 1 Year


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