Solaro FR1 - High end audio DSP from Xilica | Interstate Audio

Solaro FR1 was designed from the ground-up to offer unbeatable power and performance, without costing the earth. From it’s ultra-powerful dual core processor, new-generation Linux® operating system and easy-to-configure open-architecture framework, to its 16 individual field-swappable card slots — Solaro FR1 is designed to allow integrators, specifiers and end-users unlimited creativity.

Say hello to your new best friend.

Everything about this processor is centered on removing the challenges of specifying and installing digital signal processing products. Frictionless and completely-customizable I/O counts are easy with Solaro: simply opt for any one of the available ANALOG AUDIO,USB, Dante™, AES/EBU, AEC and GPIO cards, and push it into the rear card slots until it’s secure. No need for wires, screwdrivers or messy connections.

Solaro Series I/O option cards are available in 2-channel analog audio in, 2-channel analog audio out, 2-channel AES/EBU digital audio, 4-channel GPIO, and AEC available at low-latencies of 250ms (eight channel) and 100ms (16 channels), with softkey activation. A user-installable rear module is available to provide legendary Dante networked audio, opening up 64×64 Dante channels that can send audio between over 1,500 Dante-enabled products from more than 400 manufacturers.

And, if you need more than 16 card slots to complete your ideal system, add an all-new Solaro XIO expansion device, built on the same modular framework, and using the very same I/O option cards.

Breaking the mould.

Solaro Series allows integrators and specifiers to ignore manufacturer dictations about I/O combinations and instead focus on exactly what’s right for their project, without expensive over-functionality. Additionally, Solaro FR1 acts as a unique cost-saver to futureproof installations — should requirements change in the future, field-swappable cards can be changed for a different configuration, or new I/O optionality can be added — either through unused card slots, or through the addition of an XIO expansion product.

Large integrators, enterprise customers and global distributors have already voiced their support for the Solaro Series’ modular focus: eliminating the need to stock mountains of different I/O configurations and a never-ending list of SKUs, wait on backorders, and discount stock to boost cashflow. With Solaro FR1, simply buy the frame, choose your cards, and configure to your exact needs. Each and every project.

Is that sound live, or is it just Solaro?

As a proud member of the Xilica family of processors, Solaro boasts the very same studio sound quality that’s been present since our inception. Premium grade microphone pre-amps, selectable 48kHz or 96kHz sampling rates, and advanced audio tools such as FIR filters make the Solaro FR1 a supreme choice for applications requiring high-fidelity audio quality, especially when paired with its 40-bit floating-point processor. Plus, it’s easy to control your impeccable audio – with Xilica new XWP eu size in wall panel, XTouch™ all-glass touch-screens, free iOS and Android apps, PC/Mac, and third-party controllers such as Crestron® & Extron®.

We play nice with others.

Xilica Designer®, our programming software, opens up integrators to incredible ease. Third-party Dante device programming is simple, with built-in native integration with products from Powersoft, Bose, Yamaha, Sanyo, NEC, RCF and Adamson, to name just a few. And, if your preferred Dante brand isn’t listed, you can simply drop in the Generic Dante Device module to wire everything up in moments. There’s no need for Dante Controller either, as Designer packs many of its features into the programming window. Finally, Enhanced Third-Party Control allows professionals to control anything they have the control string for — from blinds, windows and doors, to HVAC and even DMX lighting. Many leading integrators use Xilica Designer as the base from which they configure an entire networked AV system — and we don’t blame them.

Solaro FR1 is not compatible with legacy Touch SM7 or Mini Series controls, nor is it recommended to develop a networked system with both FR1 and Neutrino products.

Pro Features

  • Ultra high-performance, dual-core Linux processor with capacitive touch controls and a front-panel OLED display.
  • 16 user-configured card slots, with ultimate flexibility to mix and match I/O options for every installation.
  • Wide range of I/O options including analog input/output, AES/EBU, GPIO, Dante, and AEC — with a maximum of 32 audio channels and 64 GPIO channels in the FR1 chassis.
  • Supreme audio quality with selectable 48/96kHz sampling, a 40-bit floating point processor, and premium grade mic pre-amps.
  • Exceptionally easy to control, through PC/Mac, Xilica XTouch touch surfaces, complimentary iOS & Android apps, and third-party controllers from brands such as Crestron & Extron.)

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  • Processor : 40-bit floating point
  • Sampling rate : Selectable 48 / 96kHz
  • Card slots : 16 (16 blank cards mounted in the frame)
  • Propagation delay : 4 / 2ms (48 / 96kHz respectively)
  • Connectors : RJ45 Ethernet, IEC power socket
  • Power : 90-240 VAC (50-60Hz)
  • Dimensions : 19”x1.75”x9” (483x44x229mm)
  • Rack mount : 1RU, with vent between units
  • Weight : 11lbs / 5kg
  • Warranty : 3 years, parts and labor