QUAD VENA Stereo Amplifier
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QUAD VENA Stereo Amplifier

Regular Price: $1,699.00

Special Price $1,478.00

Warranty Period: 1 year Sold as: Single Unit

Regular Price: $1,699.00

Special Price $1,478.00

Overview

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Connectivity Without Compromise

Quad is proud to introduce Vena, a new user-friendly amplifier designed to be the perfect match to an amazingly wide variety of digital and analogue sources.

Vena has captured the essence of advanced Quad engineering in a world of modern technology. Whilst retaining the original design philosophy, users now have access to digital inputs including Bluetooth playback, in a compact amplifier without compromise on sound.

Both Quad loudspeakers and electronics are known for their transparency, accuracy and natural reproduction of your music - Quad Vena is no different. Our engineers have paid special attention to our high resolution DAC and even for Bluetooth or USB playback you can expect ‘the closest approach to the original sound’ – our key to precision hi-fi manufacturing.

Features

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Quad Vena Aesthetics

Vena encapsulates advanced engineering and sound quality inside a neat package that is bound to find favour with today’s space conscious listeners. In typical quad style, the simple fascia is dominated by a large volume control with an array of push buttons providing input selection.

The Quad Vena is available in a variety of finishes to complement your Quad loudspeakers and living space. A choice of high-gloss piano-style finishes in white or black, figured sapele mahogany wood or an ultra-clean gun-metal grey finish are available.

Connect Effortlessly To Vena

Two analogue inputs are mirrored with a variety of digital options from Optical and Coaxial to USB plus the unusual inclusion of direct linking to iPhone, iPad and iPod digital outputs using the standard A type USB connector. Vena’s high resolution DAC is enabled for any sampling frequency up to 192kHz/24-bit.

In addition any Bluetooth® equipped source can link to Vena wirelessly with optimum sound quality ensured by the innovative aptX codec.

Vena’s loudspeaker output (45W per channel into 8 ohms) is matched by a front panel headphone socket. Digital Optical and Coax outputs in addition to an analogue Preamp out make Vena a truly versatile control unit. Remote control of volume and input selection is available from the included handset.

In one neat package QUAD Vena provides the necessary amplification to realise the highest quality of both digital and analogue music sources through any partnering loudspeakers or headphones. And, of course, you can expect the legendary QUAD sound performance through the precision engineering that has been the hallmark of QUAD since 1936.

Specifications

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Preamplifier Section  
AUX Input Sensitivity 450mV
AUX Input Impedance 10kΩ(Unbalanced)
Output Voltage 2.3V (Max.)
Output Impedance 470Ω
Inputs 2 × RCA (AUX1, AUX2)
Outputs 1 x RCA (Pre-Out)
Power Amplifier Section  
Rated Power Output 2 x 45W (8Ω)
Frequency Response -0.5Db (20Hz-20kHz,ref.1kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.009% (10W, 1kHz)
Signal-to-Noise ratio (S/N) ≥108dB (A Weighted, ref.45W)
Digital Section  
DAC CIRRUS LOGIC: CS4398
Sampling Frequency 44.1-192 kHz
Digital Input 1 x Coaxial, 2 x TOSlink Optical, 1 x PC USB, 1 x Bluetooth, 1 x Apple Docking
Digital Output 1 x Coaxial, 1 x TOSlink Optical
Dimensions (W X H X D) 313 x 93.5 x 302 (mm)
Carton size 420 x 366 x 200 (mm)
Power Requirements

220-240V ~ 50/ 60Hz

110-120V ~ 50/60Hz

Aluminium Enclosure 6.1kg
Wood Enclosure 7.5kg
Reviews/Awards

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QUAD VENA Stereo Amplifier reviewed by Totally Wired

QUAD VENA

"Vena really is everything you need in an amplifier. The days of needing a brutally large box are over. The Vena is compact - no bigger than it has to be with modern construction techniques but is reassuringly solid and powerful."

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QUAD VENA Stereo Amplifier reviewed by What HiFi?

QUAD VENA

"The soundstage is wide but all the elements are held firmly in place. Strings sound explicit, the vocal focused and straight to the point. We play music through the headphone amplifier and we’re pleased to report the Quad’s lively sonic character continues"

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