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The QUAD Artera Solus Play is the latest addition to the best-selling QUAD Artera series. It also heralds the arrival of wireless audio streaming and multi-room technology to the established QUAD Artera portfolio. Based on the recently upgraded and richly specified Artera Solus, the QUAD Artera Solus Play incorporates the acclaimed DTS Play-Fi® platform for high resolution wireless audio streaming. With DTS Play-Fi® Technology, music can be streamed over your wireless network in high-resolution format and can be easily expanded to an ultimate multi-room system if required. You can stream from any source on your wireless network, including smart-phones, tablets or PCs as well as a NAS Drive.
The Artera Solus Play’s Wi-Fi networking is powered by DTS Play-Fi: an app-controlled platform enabling high-quality, whole-home wireless audio, capable of streaming hi-res music up to 24-bit/192kHz and supported by a greater range of established audio brands than any other wireless platform.
Play-Fi supports a wide variety of file formats, including MP3, MP4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. In standard mode, which is optimised for multi-room bandwidth, audio is streamed at up to 16-bit/48kHz – akin to CD-quality. By engaging Play-Fi’s Critical Listening Mode, hi-res audio up to 24-bit/192kHz may be streamed to the Artera Solus Play over Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable, without transcoding or down-sampling.
There are other ways to stream music to the Artera Solus Play wirelessly, other than via the Play-Fi app. Spotify users can connect directly from the Spotify app thanks to Spotify Connect, and you can stream from smartphones and tablets without connecting to the local Wi-Fi network thanks to aptX Bluetooth.
The Artera Solus Play’s preamp and power amp stages incorporate balanced circuitry, short and direct signal paths and high-quality components to preserve sonic purity. Volume is adjusted in the analogue domain under microprocessor control, outputting directly to the dual-mono Class AB power amp stage which delivers 2x75W into eight ohms. To minimise distortion, the power supplies for the left and right channels are isolated from each other as well as from the rest of the system.
|General Description||CD Player, DAC, Pre-Amp
with Integrated amplifier
|Key Technology & Features||DSD (up to DSD256 Compatible) / Bluetooth (aptX)
DTS Play-Fi Technology
|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 TOSlink, 2 x RCA (DIG1, DIG2)|
|Digital Audio Outputs||1 x Optical TOSlink, 1 x RCA (DIG)|
|Analogue Inputs||2 x RCA (AUX1, AUX2)|
|Analogue Outputs||2 x RCA, 2 x Balanced XLR, 6.3mm Headphone
|Speaker Outputs||1 Pair Speaker Terminals|
|Sample Rate (USB B)||44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz,
|Sample Rate||44.1 - 192kHz (Digital Inputs / Outputs)|
|Standby Power Consumption||<0.5W|
|Output Level (1kHz) Variable Output||RCA 0-2.3 Vrms / XLR 0-4.6 Vrms|
|Frequency Response||20Hz-20kHz, 1kHz (± 0.2dB)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||< 0.002% (@1KHz, BW=20Hz-20kHz)|
|Signal to Noise Ration(S/N)||> 110dB (A-weighted, ref. 1V)|
|Channel Separation||>100dB (1kHz)|
|Power Amplifier Section|
|Rated Power Output||2 x 75W (8Ω)|
|Frequency Response||± 0.5dB (20Hz-20kHz, 1kHz)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||< 0.003% (@1KHz, 50W/8Ω, BW=20Hz-20kHz)|
|Signal to Noise Ration(S/N)||> 108dB (A-weighted, ref. 75W)|
|Channel Separation||>82dB (A Weighted, ref.1W)|
|Dynamic Range A-wtd||>98dB|
|Power Requirement (depending on region)||220V-240V~50-60Hz
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions (Unpacked)||320 x 320 x 105mm|
|Dimensions (Packed)||465 x 465 x 220mm|
|Net Weight||11.5 kg|
|Gross Weight||13.8 kg|