Quad Artera Solus Hi Fi System

£1,495.00
In stock
SKU
43434
The utterly beautiful Artera Solus is the new multi-tasking HI-Fi System from Quad. With a CD transport, Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC), pre-amplifier, and power amplifier all in one box, this stunning unit is everything any audiophile could want.

Quad Artera Solus Hi Fi System

The utterly beautiful Artera Solus is the new multi-tasking HI-Fi System from Quad. With a CD transport, Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC), pre-amplifier, and power amplifier all in one box, this stunning unit is everything any audiophile could want. And, with the inclusion of Bluetooth technology, connectivity is even easier and allows for access to all of your music no matter what device it is stored on.

Combining all of the qualities that Quad have built their name as one of Britain’s leading hi-fi manufacturers upon, the Artera Solus delivers high quality audio reproduction and looks stunning whilst doing so. A textured aluminium front panel, thick glass on the top of the unit, and CNC-routed heat sinks on either side, this Hi-Fi system will fit seamlessly within any home décor. The Artera Solus’s housing helps to provide the unit with a rugged structure in order to resist any interference from external vibrations. The facia of the player also incorporates an intuitive touch-sensitive control, allowing for easy navigation of the system without the need for obtrusive buttons that would otherwise diminish the overall look of the unit.

Delivering astonishing results, the Artera Solus features the renowned ESS Sabre32 9018 – a 32-bit, 8 channel hybrid multi-bit Delta-Sigma Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) – which is considered to be one of the best Digital to Analogue chips available for stereo sound in today’s market.  The Artera Solus is actually the first in the series to feature this ESS Sabre DAC, allowing external digital sources to benefit via a range of digital inputs, including: USB, PCM data support up to 32-bit/384kHz, and DSD64/128/256. This will ensure that the Artera Solus is fully equipped and able to produce the absolute best when it comes to today’s current high-resolution music formats. The Quad Artera Solus is also open to future advances in UHD (Ultra High-Definition) digital sound.

The Quad Artera Solus’s slot-loading CD mechanism allows data to buffer from the disc before it is fed asynchronously to the DAC section – this process allows the unit to minimise time domain errors, or ‘jitter’. The unit features four digital filter options to enable user to tailor the Solus with both CDs and external digital sources in order to match your personal taste and the nature of the source material.

Two coaxial and two optical inputs cater to external digital sources alongside the USB input, a pair of RCA phono inputs handles analogue sources, and the unit itself is fitted with a balanced class A output stage. Analogue outputs have been supplied in both single-ended RCA and balanced XLR varieties, and a pair of digital outputs and a 12v trigger outputs come together to create a comprehensive range of connectivity options.

  • Wide range of connectivity options
  • Bluetooth technology
  • ESS Sabre32 9018 DAC built-in
  • Slot loading CD mechanism
  • Incorporates preamp and power amp
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Brands Quad
Product Specifications

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, MC, MC­HE, 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

               

 

 

 

 

Pre-Amplifier Section  

 

<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       

 

 

 

 

Power Amplifier Section             

 

> 1 00dB (1 kHz)

 

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

 

Power Requirement     

 

230V-50-60Hz

115V-50-60Hz

100V-50-60Hz

 

 

Dimensions       

 

 

320 x 320 x 105mm

 

Net Weight       

 

11.84kg

 

 

Your Delivery:

Orders received before 3:00 pm* will be despatched the same day and can be delivered for next working day, (except bank holidays).  For you convenience you can choose multiple shipping options on the checkout page. We will also email with your tracking and dispatch information.

30 Day Returns Policy

HiFix is committed to selling quality products which we hope you will love, we do understand, however, that there maybe a time when you need to exchange or return something you have bought. We really do hope you are pleased with your purchase but should you wish to return anything bought from us, we will be happy to refund or exchange a product within 30 days.

*Due to the Covid situation we have amended our shipping cutoff time to 1pm. Please see more on COVID updates here.

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Warranty information for Quad:

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Quad products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 24 months.

This guarantee applies to all Quad Products including 5.1 speaker Systems, CD Players, Award winning Bookshelf Speakers, Floor Standing Speakers and Hi Fi Amplfiers and Receivers. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.


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