Quad are a highly renowned manufacturer of quality hifi electronics and loudspeakers, having developed award-winning audiophile-standard products standard for over 80 years, their highly acclaimed reputation is well-earned. The company originally built speakers for public address, moving onto domestic hifi following the end of the war. The first commercially available products were the Quad 22 Pre-amp and Quad II Monoblock Power Amplifiers, both of which were on the market for ten years to great success.
Quad now develop a wide range of hifi products at varying price points, such as the S Series, Z Series, Electrostatic Series of loudspeakers and accompanying amplifier ranges the Vena and QII Series. Quad also build a range of Active Loudspeakers. Quad continue to win the hearts of critics and consumers alike with each release and each product bears the same original design philosophy set out by founder Peter J. Walker; to design and engineer a product that offers 'the most accurate' sound response for the best price.
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.