Quad Artera Solus Play

 First established in 1936, Quad is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious audio manufacturers still in production today. Renowned for its award-winning audio electronics and loudspeakers, Quad stays true to its ideology as the closest approach to the original sound.

All-in-one music systems are both source components and amplifiers, meaning all you need to do is add speakers and wallah – music! They’re an elegant audio solution for people seeking to minimise their music’s physical footprint.

‘Quad’s latest just-add-speakers solution ticks a lot of boxes’ – What Hi-Fi? 

‘Artera Solus is a tremendous one-box system and an absolute steal for the money.’ – Hi-Fi News


Tired of multi-component solutions for your serious music demands? With high-res streaming, CD playback, aptX Bluetooth and 2 x 75W of refined audio mastery, Artera Solus Play is an elegant yet powerful solution for serious music fanatics.



Artera Solus Play not only supports MP3, MP4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV & AIFF, its inbuilt DTS Play-Fi also offers CD-quality streaming (16-bit/48kHz). Plus, engage Critical Listening Mode and enjoy high resolution audio files up to 24-bit/192kHz.


Artera Solus Play becomes the heart of an entire wireless home audio ecosystem thanks to DTS Play-Fi. With Play-Fi compatible smart speakers, you can build wireless music zones throughout your home, getting the most from that family streaming package.



With DTS Play-FI, access all your favourite streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Amazon Music & more. Plus, Play-Fi’s easy-to-use app for both iOS and Android smart devices gives you palm-sized control over your entire music catalogue.


More power means more detail – a lot more. And Artera Solus Play’s 2 x 75W into 8ohms of dual-mono Class A/B grunt is a wealth of power, one that’ll breathe new life into your loudspeakers.


Want to tune out the world? Artera Solus Play incorporates a dedicated headphone amp with current-feedback circuitry. It’s gain bandwidth and high slew rate ensure a dynamic, detailed and engaging audio experience to help you be alone with your music.



Fan of our founding digital format? With read-ahead buffering into an asynchronous DAC, Artera Solus Play draws more detail from your Compact Discs. Time to stock up on all your favourite vintage CDs; the revival is coming.


Artera Solus Play is a digital beast. With an eight-channel hybrid multi-bit Delta-Sigma Saber32 Reference DAC handling PCM data up to 32-bit/384kHz as well as DSD64/128/256, your digital audio is wickedly detailed.


No Wifi? No Worries.

Wifi not working? Thanks to Artera Solus Play’s inbuilt aptX Bluetooth, you can still enjoy wireless connectivity to music on your smart devices in true CD quality. Now you’re wired for sound even when the Wifi’s down.

Connect with your entertainment

Want versatility? With two Optical and Coaxial inputs a piece, Ethernet, USB Type B, and two individual Analogue inputs, Artera Solus Play promises a wealth of entertainment options – no matter where the mood takes you.


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Quad Artera Solus Play

Technical specifications

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 Jack
Speaker Outputs 1 Pair Speaker Terminals
Sample Rate (USB B) 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 384kHz
Sample Rate 44.1 - 192kHz (Digital Inputs / Outputs)
Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
Pre-Amplifier Section
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 100V-120V~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

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