Quad has always prided itself as providing the complete solution to music lovers. Each Quad component marries perfectly to other parts of the hi-fi system and is designed with one target – to be ‘The Closest Approach To The Original Sound’.
Quad S Series loudspeakers fulfil that objective admirably. 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.
Equipped for the modern music lover, yet still classically QUAD, Vena packs plenty of digital and wireless music playback options into an integrated amplifier that delivers 45 watts per channel in style. In our signature lancaster grey or wrapped in a combination of gloss or veneer wood casings combining a classic QUAD sound in this new modern package is creating a buzz with both audiophiles and those who want the convenience of bluetooth without sacrificing sound quality.
The Closest Approach, Since 1936
As we all know, the way music is consumed in the present day has expanded from vinyl and CD into realms of streaming and wireless connections, controlled by the latest smart-tablet technology. The convenience of accessing a digital library, filled with a lifetime’s worth of music is everything every music lover aspires to.
At Quad we are music lovers too and ‘The Closest approach to the original sound’ has been a Quad philosophy since 1936. More than just a slogan, it underlies the company’s commitment to producing the finest audio equipment, capable of reproducing all the elements and emotion of a live performance. This ethos has been considered when building our new integrated amplifier from the ground-up.
A Classic, Yet Modern Experience
Drawing from our hi-fi heritage, yet in a modern era of music consumption, we are 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.
Combine Style and Sound
Furniture Quality Woodwork
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.
Beautifully presented with rounded top edges at the front and rear, each speaker cabinet uses a sandwich construction of alternate layers of MDF and high-density particleboard to reduce panel resonance to below the level of audibility.
Aesthetically, the look is classically Quad, yet subtly updated, available initially in black or sapele mahogany wood veneers. These will be joined in the autumn by premium, hand-laquered piano white and piano black finish options.
Award Winning Design
Delicate Sound, Powerful Delivery
Vena's unique approach and completely refreshing balance between retro hi-fi and modern wireless technology has captured the imagination of the hi-fi press, also winning in group tests comparing, quality, design, features and of course, sound.
All S Series models sport a bespoke ribbon treble unit, delivering effortlessly extended high frequencies that are audibly superior to those supplied by typical dome tweeters.
While many ribbon drivers are delicate, easily prone to burning out if overpowered, the new ribbon unit developed for the S Series is a thoroughly modern affair, utilising the latest techniques and materials. The ribbon itself is a sandwich construction, making it robust enough to handle high-powered amplifiers, and is fully immersed in a powerful magnetic field so that it accomplishes its dual role of being both the voice coil and sound radiator.
As well as delivering excellent transient response and superb musical detail, the sound from this ribbon unit is smooth right up to the highest musical overtones beyond the limits of human hearing. Controlled directivity maintains this sound quality over a wide horizontal arc to cover all listeners whilst vertical dispersion is tailored to avoid floor and ceiling reflections, resulting in the purest high frequency performance at the listening seat.
Connect Effortlessly To Vena
ABR Driver Design
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 sampling frequency capable of 24-bit resolution. 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.
The ribbon tweeter is aligned with Quad’s Kevlar-coned bass and midrange drivers through sophisticated crossover networks. While the stand mount models use carefully tuned, rear-firing reflex ports to augment the bass, the floor standers are unusual in incorporating three ABRs (Auxiliary Bass Radiators) in place of a port. These passive, rear-firing bass units support the main drivers to extend bass response down to 35Hz whilst maintaining an accurate and articulate rendition of instrument fundamentals.
D/A Converter Crystal CS4398 24 bit DAC Input Sampling Rates 44.1 - 192kHz
(up to 24bit, 96kHz / 16bit, 192kHz)
Rated Output Power 2 x 45W (8Ω) Total Harmonic Distortion <0.0009% (10W 1kHz) Frequency Response 20Hz - 30kHz Input Sensitivity 450mV Input Impedance 10kΩ Signal to Noise Ratio >108dB Pre Output Level 2.3V Bluetooth Version 3.0 Profile A2DP Codec aptX (priority), SBC Apple Docking Input 1 x USB (A type) USB Input 1 x USB (B type) USB Input Sampling Rates 44.1 kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz Digital Audio Inputs 2 x Optical TOSlink 1 x RCA Coax Digital Audio Outputs 2 x Optical TOSlink 1 x RCA Coax Analog Inputs 2 x RCA (Aux 1, Aux 2) Power Requirement 220-230v - 50/60Hz, 110-120v - 50/60Hz, 100v - 50/60Hz Remote Yes Dimensions (W x H x D) 313mm x 93.5mm x 302mm Weight (Metal) 6.1kg Weight (Wooden Cabinet) 7.5kg
General description 2-way bookshelf speaker Enclosure type Vented box loudspeaker Transducer complement 2-way Bass / Mid driver 4"(100mm)woven Kevlar cone Treble driver 12 x 45 mm True Ribbon AV shield No Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 84dB Recommended amplifier power 25-150W Peak SPL 96dB Nominal impedance 8Ω Compatible Minimum impedance 4.2Ω Frequency response (+/-3dB) 58Hz ~ 20kHz Bass extension (-6dB) 55Hz Crossover frequency 3.2kHz Cabinet Volume (in litres) 10.7L Dimensions (H x W D) 285 x 156 x (240 + 30) mm Weight 5.2kg