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Quad Artera Solus HiFi System with S4 Speakers and Free QED Speaker Cables - Available with Online Finance and Free Delivery from Vickers HiFi - York.
The Artera Solus combines a CD transport, DAC, preamplifier and power amplifier in a single compact chassis, with extensive connectivity options including Bluetooth wireless streaming. Despite its attractive simplicity, the Artera Solus sports cutting-edge sophistication beneath the skin. At its heart nestles the ES9018 Sabre32 Reference, the eminent 32-bit, eight-channel hybrid multi-bit Delta-Sigma DAC chipset, expertly implemented by Quad’s renowned electronics engineers. External sources benefit from this DAC’s exceptional quality via a range of digital inputs, handling PCM data up to 32-bit/384kHz as well as DSD64/128/256. This ensures the Artera Solus is fully equipped to make the most of today’s hi-res music formats, as well as future advances in ultra-high-definition digital sound. For CD replay, a slot-loading mechanism buffers data from the disc before feeding it to the asynchronous DAC section. Four digital filter options enable users to tailor the sound from both CDs and external digital sources, to suit personal taste and the nature of the source material.
Quad S-4 Series loudspeakers - 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.
General description 3-way floorstanding speaker
Enclosure type ABR
Transducer complement 3-way
Bass driver 125mm Woven Carbon fibre Cone
Midrange driver 100mm Woven Carbon Fibre Cone
Treble Driver 12 x 45 mm True Ribbon
AV shield No
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 88dB
Recommended amplifier power 25-100W
Peak SPL 100dB
Nominal impedance 6O
Minimum impedance 3.5O
Frequency response (+/-3dB) 44Hz ~ 23kHz
Bass extension (-6dB) 37Hz
Crossover frequency 520Hz & 3.9kHz
Cabinet Volume (in litres) 47.0L
Dimensions (H x W x D) (870 + 55) x 180 x (300+30)mm