Quad Vena + Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 Package

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This exceptional package deal sees the superlative Vena amplifier with Bluetooth streaming compatibility, combined with a pair of Bowers & Wilkins' exemplary 685 S2 loudspeakers. An excellent two-channel hifi set-up for any music enthusiast.



Quad Vena Wireless Integrated Amplifier

The newly announced Vena integrated amplifier from high-quality audio manufacturer Quad also includes a highly capable DAC. The Vena features a vast rage of inputs and outputs, including wireless Bluetooth connectivity. The DAC found within the Vena borrows the same premium-performance 24-bit/192kHz chipset found within Quad's high-end and highly regarded Platinum CD Players. Bluetooth functionality within the unit also supports aptX to ensure a superior sound-quality when using Bluetooth.

The Class AB power amplification aspect of the Vena is constructed of high quality components, and its construction utilises Quad's highly renowned experience in manufacturing high-end audio equipment. The power amplification delivers 45w per channel into 8ohms. 

The Vena is available in Lancaster Grey finish now, with other high gloss finishes appearing at the end of 2014 at a £100 premium. The Vena is an excellently neat and easy solution for exceptional sound quality from a multitude of source, whether it be smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs or traditional hi-fi separates.



B&W 685 S2 bookshelf speakers

The Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 stereo loudspeakers are our most prized speaker in our showroom such is its excellent sound quality, slimline styling, convincing build quality and class. From the highs to the midrange and lows, 685 S2 compliments all music types and works with a wide range of brands of electronics, it is our first choice with entry level stereo systems ready for their first speaker upgrade. The 685 model has always been the one to aspire to for many audiophiles on a budget, but now it offers even more musical realism than ever before.

Bowers & Wilkins engineers have employed much higher quality drivers than would normally be possible in a loudspeaker of this price level - we have a 165mm woven kevlar full range driver with centre anti-resonance plug for improved midrange, and a 25mm Nautilus loaded aluminium tweeter which has double dome / ring technology with gel cushioning which delivers sweet highs and astonishing stereo images. The crossover design has been simplified over previous models as a result of the better quality drivers, which gives this model a level of transparency and finesse rare at this price, together with increased power handling and high sensitivity.

You simply cannot go wrong when choosing this mini monitor, it is so accomplished. Available in black ash or white finishes with a black cloth grille,685 S2 will help make your home stereo system or cinema system sound incredible.



 Preamplifier Section  
 Auxiliary Input Sensitivity 450mV 
Auxiliary 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
 Rated Power Output 2 x 45W (8Ω) 
 Frequency Response -0.5Db (20Hz-20kHz,ref.1kHz) 
 Total Harmonic Distortion <0.009% (10W, 1kHz) 
Signal to Noise Ratio ≥108dB (A Weighted, ref.45W)
Digital Section  
Digital Analogue Convertor 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 in mm
(Width x Height x Depth)
313 x 93.5 x 302
Power Requirements 220-240V ~ 50/ 60Hz
110-120V ~ 50/60Hz
Weight Aluminium Enclosure: 6.1kg
Wooden Enclosure: 7.5kg 



Available finishes

Black ash


Woven Kevlar
Crossover Tuning
                                           Nautilus tapering tube                                        
Technical features

Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus tube loading

Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass/midrange drivers


Design Two way reflex ported enclosure
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency

2x ø165mm (6.5  in) woven Kevlar® cone bass/midrange
 Frequency response  52Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
  Nominal Impedance  8Ω (minimum 4.0Ω)
 Sensitivity 87dB spl (2.83V, 1m) 
Power handling 25W - 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Dimensions Height: 345mm (13.5 in)

Width: 190mm (7.5 in)

Depth: 324mm (12.8 in)
Net weight (each) 6.8kg (14.9 lb)
Harmonic Distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)

<1% 140Hz - 22kHz

<0.5% 180Hz - 20kHz

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