Solaro QR1

A member of Xilica’s new Solaro family of processors, the QR1 is all about modular I/O flexibility and powerful dual core processing built into a compact chassis.

The Solaro QR1 (quarter rack) DSP might stand in the shadow of its Solaro FR1 big brother but don’t let size fool you. The QR1 is compact but the same Linux platform and dual core processor drive this modular drag and drop configured network processor and the modular I/O architecture makes the QR1 highly user configurable. Eight modular card slots accept 2ch audio input and output cards and 4ch GPIO cards selectable as input or output. Plus, any card type, in any combination, in any card slot maximizes I/O flexibility and a built-in 4×4 Dante card is a connectivity bonus.

The QR1 is founded on the triple-notion of drag-and-drop simplicity and modular I/O plug-in card flexibility in a compact format. Accordingly, QR1’s drag-and-drop Xilica Designer software for PC and Mac is used to configure DSP functionality and the modular I/O card configuration as well as the QR1’s programmable remote controls.

The QR1’s modular architecture provides eight user-configured card slots that accept our I/O plug-in cards and I/O flexibility is maximized by the ability to place any card type, in any combination, in any card slot. Currently the available plug-in cards include 2ch analog input and output cards; 2ch AES/EBU digital audio input and output cards; and 4ch GPIO cards selectable as input or output. The 2ch analog Mic/Line input card provides mic/line and 48V phantom power selection per input and uses premium grade mic pre-amps.

The included 4×4 Dante card is a connectivity bonus. Transport 4×4 I/O channels of Dante network audio bi-directionally over Ethernet. Dante and analog audio streams can be converted back to analog audio or to Dante network audio using another Solaro series processor, any of our Rio Series Dante interfaces, or via any Dante enabled product brand.

Solaro QR1 can be controlled in a number of ways: via Ethernet using the included Xilica Designer software GUI; with GPIO card ports; the optional new XTouch50 and XTouch80 programmable touch controls; iOS and Android devices via our free XTouchApp; and with any third-party controller.

The powerful Solaro QR1 is an excellent DSP choice for teleconferencing solutions. The optional QR1-AEC model provides AEC mic inputs up to 8ch@250ms /16ch@100ms (soft-key activated).

Audio performance is always important to Xilica. The QR1 is no exception and uses the same input, output, and DSP processing architecture as the Solaro FR1 model at a sample rate of 48kHz.

Solaro QR1’s highly configurable modular design, powerful dual core processor, built in 4×4 Dante card, compact size, and PoE capability make the QR1 suitable for a wealth of applications in the commercial integration market and a market value leader.

* Solaro is not compatible with existing Touch SM7 MkII and Mini controls
**Solaro compatible XTouch50 and XTouch80 touch controls


  • The QR1 is designed around a compact but powerful dual core processor and Xilica Designer’s drag-and-drop simplicity
  • Features modular I/O architecture to maximize I/O requirements per project and reduce unnecessary spending
  • 8 user-configured card slots accept 2ch analog audio input and output plug-in cards; 2ch AES/EBU digital audio input and output plug-in cards; and 4ch GPIO plug-in cards selectable as input or output. A maximum of 16 audio channels (8 card slots) and 32 GPIO channels (8 card slots). Any card type, in any combination, in any card slot maximizes I/O flexibility
  • 4x4 I/O of Dante network audio transport is included
  • QR1 connects to a wide range of control interfaces, including: our new XTouch50 and XTouch80 touch controls; wireless iOS and Android control devices and PC and Mac computers via our free XTouchApp; our GPIO card control ports; and any third-party control system (Crestron, AMX, others)
  • Power the QR1 using an external power supply (included) or via PoE
  • Options: QR1-AEC model provides AEC mic inputs up to 8ch@250ms / 16ch@100ms (soft-key activated) and dual rack mount kit. (Surface mount bracket included)
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Technical Specs

Processor 40-bit floating point
Sampling rate 48kHz
Card slots 8 (8 blank cards mounted in the Frame)
Propagation delay 4.5ms
Connectors RJ45 with PoE capability (Cat 5/6), RJ45 with Dante connectivity, DC Jack (When PoE is not used)
Power +12VDC/2A External power supply 90-240 VAC 50-60Hz (included), or Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Mounting Surface mount bracket included
Rack mount Optional 19" 1RU rack mount kit fits one or two QR1 frame side-by-side. Single mount blank included
Dimensions 4.25”x1.75”x6” (108x44x152mm) without mounting brackets
Weight 2.2lbs / 1kg (Mainframe only, without power supply)
Warranty 3 years, parts and labor


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