Quad Artera Solus & S2 Speaker Bundle

All in one Quad Artera Solus and matching S2 speakers
Manufacturer: Quad
Availability: In stock
Manufacturer part number: Artera Solus and S2 bundle
GTIN: 5025941179887
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Save 10% on this Quad Artera Solus and S2 speaker bundle. A complete, high quality system from Quad. We even include 2 x 3m of Audioquest speaker cable, free of charge, to get you up and running.

The Artera Solus - a multi-tasking hi-fi system packed into a single sleek and sophisticated box, combining a CD transport, DAC, preamplifier and power amplifier in a single compact chassis, with extensive connectivity options including Bluetooth wireless streaming.

Alongside the conventional CD playback, the Solus has 2 analogue inputs and five digital inputs, capable of handling PCM data up to 32-bit/384kHz, as well as DSD64/128/256.

Specifications

General Description CD Player, DAC, Pre-Amp 
with Integrated amplifier
Key Technology & Features DSD (up to DSD256 Compatible) BI uetooth (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 <0.5W
   
Pre-Amplifier Section  
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
Power Requirement 230V-50-60Hz
115V-50-60Hz
100V-50-60Hz
Dimensions 320 x 320 x 105mm
Net Weight 11.84kg

The Quad S2 is the bigger bookshelf speaker in the range. Perfect on stands or on a bookshelf, they offer the same detail from the Quad Ribbon tweeter with a larger cabinet and mid/bass driver. More weight and scale at the lower end, the S2 is a well balanced spaeker. Beautifully finished in a classic design. 

Quad has always prided itself as providing the complete solution to music lovers. Each Quad component marries perfectly to other parts of the hi-fi system and is designed with one target – to be ‘The Closest Approach To The Original Sound’.

Quad S Series loudspeakers fulfil that objective admirably. Sporting a new ribbon treble unit aligned, through sophisticated crossover networks, to Quad’s advanced bass-midrange drivers, each and every loudspeaker in the range delivers all the nuances and passion of the original performance.

Specifications

General description 2-way bookshelf speaker
Enclosure type vented box loudspeaker
Transducer complement 2-way
Bass / Midrange Driver 5"(125mm)woven Kevlar cone
Treble driver 12 x 45 mm True Ribbon
AV shield No
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 87dB
Recommended amplifier power 25-100W
Peak SPL 98dB
Nominal impedance 8Ω Compatible
Minimum impedance 4.5Ω
Frequency response (+/-3dB) 48Hz ~ 22kHz
Bass extension (-6dB) 37Hz
Crossover frequency 3kHz
Cabinet Volume (in litres) 8.15L
Dimensions (H x W x D) 330 x 180 x (260+30)mm
Weight 6.1kg
 
Furniture Quality Woodwork
 
Beautifully presented with rounded top edges at the front and rear, each speaker cabinet uses a sandwich construction of alternate layers of MDF and high-density particleboard to reduce panel resonance to below the level of audibility. 

Aesthetically, the look is classically Quad, yet subtly updated, available initially in black or sapele mahogany wood veneers. These will be joined in the autumn by premium, hand-laquered piano white and piano black finish options.
 
Delicate Sound, Powerful Delivery
 
All S Series models sport a bespoke ribbon treble unit, delivering effortlessly extended high frequencies that are audibly superior to those supplied by typical dome tweeters. 

While many ribbon drivers are delicate, easily prone to burning out if overpowered, the new ribbon unit developed for the S Series is a thoroughly modern affair, utilising the latest techniques and materials. The ribbon itself is a sandwich construction, making it robust enough to handle high-powered amplifiers, and is fully immersed in a powerful magnetic field so that it accomplishes its dual role of being both the voice coil and sound radiator.

As well as delivering excellent transient response and superb musical detail, the sound from this ribbon unit is smooth right up to the highest musical overtones beyond the limits of human hearing. Controlled directivity maintains this sound quality over a wide horizontal arc to cover all listeners whilst vertical dispersion is tailored to avoid floor and ceiling reflections, resulting in the purest high frequency performance at the listening seat.