Quad Artera Solus Music System
For those seeking the huge connectivity options of Artera’s players in an all-in-one solution, the Artera Solus fills that niche, not only with a built in pre-amplifier but also housing a substantial power amplifier, CD player, DAC and bluetooth technology.
The Artera range combines the qualities that have made Quad one of Britain’s most revered hi-fi marques for many decades with fresh industrial design and the very latest high-performance audio technologies.
Artera’s crisp, clean aesthetic both evokes Quad’s past and looks forward to the future, with a textured aluminium front panel, thick glass top and CNC-routed heat sinks on either side. The housing provides a rugged structure that resists interference from external vibrations, while the facia of each player incorporates an intuitive touch-sensitive control, contributing greatly to its sleek design.
This is Quad’s first series to utilise the ESS Sabre DAC, and external digital sources can benefit from its exceptional quality via a range of digital inputs. These include USB, with support for PCM data up to 32-bit/384kHz and also DSD64/128/256, ensuring the Artera Play+, and Artera Solus are fully equipped to make the most of today’s hi-res music formats, as well as future advances in ultra-high-definition digital sound.
Each player within the series features a preamp section which boasts a balanced Class A output stage. Two coaxial and two optical inputs cater for external digital sources alongside the USB input, with a pair of RCA phono inputs handling analogue sources. Analogue outputs are supplied in both single-ended RCA and balanced XLR varieties; a pair of digital outputs (optical and coaxial) and a 12V trigger output complete a comprehensive array of connectivity options.
|General Description||CD Player, DAC, Pre-Amp, Integrated amplifier and Bluetooth Connectivity|
|Key Technology & Features||DSD (up to DSD256 Compatible) BIuetooth (aptX)|
|Audio File Formats||ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, AACHE, AAC+, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256|
|D/A Converter||ESS ES9018 32bit DAC|
|USB Input||USB B (PC / MAC)|
|Digital Audio Inputs||2 x Optical TOSI ink, 2 x RCA(DIG1, DIG2)|
|Digital Audio Outputs||1 x Optical TOSI ink, 1 x RCA (DIG)|
|Analogue Inputs||2 x RCA (AUX1, AUX2)|
|Analogue Outputs||2 x RCA, 2 x Balanced XLR, 6.3mm Headphone Jack|
|Speaker Outputs||2 x Speaker Binding Post Terminals|
|Sample Rate (USB B)||44.1 kHz, 48kHz, 88.2 kHz, %kHz, 1 76.4kHz, 192kHz, 384kHz|
|Sample Rate (Digital Inputs / Outputs)||44.1 -192kHz|
|Standby Power Consumption||<0.5W|
|Output Level (1 kHz) Variable Output||0 - 4 Vrms (Pre Outputs)
0 - 8 Vrms (Balanced Outputs)
|Frequency Response||20Hz-20kHz, 1 kHz (± 0.2dB)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||<0.002% (20Hz-20kHz)|
|Signal to Noise Ration(S/N)||> 103dB (1 kHz)
> 11 0dB (A Weighted, 1 kHz)
|Channel Separation||> 1 00dB (1 kHz)|
|Power Amplifier Section|
|Rated Power Output||2 x 75W (8(2)|
|Frequency Response||± 0.5dB (20Hz-20kHz, 1 kHz)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||<0.009% (1 OW 20Hz-20kHz)|
|Signal to Noise Ration(S/N)||> 100dB (A Weighted,ref.75W)|
|Channel Separation||>82dB (A Weighted,ref.1 W)|
|Dynamic Range A-wtd||98dB|
|Dimensions||320 x 320 x 105mm|