Quad Vena 2 System Pack
The Quad Vena II System Pack pairs the feature packed Vena II amplifier in Quad's classic Lancaster Grey with the S-1 Bookshelf Speakers in Black Oak to make a Hi-Fi system that performs with authority, adding in an MM phono stage, Bluetooth connectivity and an outstanding DAC.
Quad Vena II Integrated Amplifier
Digital to Analogue Converter
The Vena II features a significant upgrade to the DAC chip, using a Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2M, benefitting from the chip’s 32-bit Hyperstream architecture and time domain jitter eliminator for ultra-low noise and high dynamic range delivery. For hi-res playback, the Vena II supports up to 32-bit/384 kHz resolution, as well as DSD 256, to get the best from today’s music formats.
Class AB amplification in the Vena II draws on Quad’s years of design experience. An upgraded power supply with a new 200VA toroidal transformer is followed by a 30000µF reservoir capacity, in order for the amplifier to perform with superb dynamic range, whilst maintaining an excellent hold over the music. The Vena II contains an additional Moving Magnet phono stage, to enable flawless vinyl playback through the amplifier, using low noise JFET circuitry with precise RIAA equalisation, for more flexibility with the Vena II.
The layout of the Vena II’s internal layout is arranged to minimise noise interference helps the amplifier excel sonically at the price point, with a detailed and refined performance.
The Quad Vena II features a variety of connections for seamless integration into your hi-fi system. Inputs include digital coaxial and optical, as well as USB for hi-res file playback, and three RCA analogue inputs, including the MM phono stage for turntables. Bluetooth wireless streaming is available with supported aptX codec to allow you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via your favourite music streaming service. The Vena II forms a smart, feature packed amplifier, yet remains compact in size.
Quad S-1 Bookshelf Speakers
The Quad S-1 bookshelf speakers are known for creating a focused soundstage, and give you the ability to enjoy your music or films with sound quality normally associated with floor-standing speakers. The 2-way bookshelf speaker's vertical dispersion helps in delivering optimum performance by eliminating ceiling and floor reflection, a Horizontal Arc helps to maintain quality via controlled directivity.
Using a sandwich-like construction, the tweeter used in the Quad S-1 delivers high-range amplification. The Ribbon Tweeter can function as a Sound Radiator and a Voice Coil because it is surrounded by a powerful magnetic feed. For maintaining integrity of sound and ensuring articulate rendition, these speakers come equipped with ABR Bass extension at the rear panel. The Quad S-1 Bookshelf Speaker use MDF and high-density particleboard for eliminating issues like panel-induced disturbances and unwanted resonance.
Quad Vena II System Pack includes Vena II Amplifier and S-1 Bookshelf Speakers
Vena II Amplifier features built-in MM phono stage for turntable support
Bluetooth with aptX for wireless streaming
Improved DAC chip and circuitry for futureproof digital audio up to 32-bit/384 kHz
45W Class AB amplification into 8 Ohms
S-1 two-way bookshelf speaker with 4 inch Kevlar cone
Ribbon tweeter functions as sound radiator and voice coil
Produces a sound normally associated with floorstanding speakers