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Quad Vena Digital Integrated Amplifier

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£599.95   
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Quad Vena Digital Integrated Amplifier

In one neat package Vena provides the necessary amplification to realise the highest quality of your stored music replayed through any loudspeakers or headphones. You can link Vena to both analog line and digital USB, coax and optical sources.

You can attach an Apple dock for digital connection to iPod or iPhone. You can also stream music to Vena from any Bluetooth device. And Quad Vena is designed with the innovative AptX codec for CD quality audio over wireless transmission. Vena is the perfect compact audiophile amplifier for the modern day Hi-Fi enthusiast.

Thanks to its versatility, Quad Vena is bound to delight the hi-fi listener looking for the simplest way of adding high quality amplification to their digitally storedmusic. And with Quad’s ‘Closest Approach to the Original Sound’ hi-fi credentials you are sure to get distortion free amplification while preserving the richness of your music from an elegant and thrilling amplifier.

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
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extremely good
Friday, 7 July 2017  | 

I bought this from Analgue Seduction a couple of months ago, so I've got over the excitement of first impressions, run it in and hopefully arrived at a balanced opinion.

It replaced an old AudioAnalogue Puccini SE which had a comfortable, tube-like sound with something more articulate (especially in the bass) and generally cleaner. The timbres of instruments and voices is truthfully conveyed. This focus, and more detailed bass information, probably makes for the improved "soundstage". So far only the deepest and silliest Jah Wobble bass drum thumps have shown it short of power, feeding a pair of classic Quad 11Ls. (And that might indeed be a shortcoming of the speaker, though it was never apparent with the Puccini SE.)

The DAC is fast and well balanced. I've not found any huge differences between the digital inputs. Though on close examination they sound very slightly different, that could just as easily be attributed to cable and output differences. Optical works best from my MacBook Pro.

Overall, I have found this a very easy amplifer to live with. It is not "spectacular" yet fills my large room easily and remains truthful to the timbres and dynamics it is asked to reproduce. Good job!

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