Quad Vena + Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Package

Quad Vena + Bowers & Wilkins CM1 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 CM1 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 6CM1 S2 bookshelf speakers

Bowers & Wilkins produce some of the most well-regarded loudspeakers in the world, having a range of award-winning products in a number of price points. The CM series (Bowers & Wilkins' midrange speaker selection) has recently seen a drastic upgrade; implementing new technologies, new aesthetic and even an entirely new speaker; the CM6. This newly developed CM series has been dubbed 'CM S2 Series'.

The CM1 was released in 2006 as a 'Compact Monitor' hifi loudspeaker option. This beautifully discrete loudspeaker would later be accompanied by an entire series of speakers based upon a similar philosophy. The CM1 S2 sees a number of drastic upgrades to what was already a very capable and well-regarded loudspeaker model. One upgrade is the integration of Bowers & Wilkins' 'Decoupled Double Dome' tweeter technology. This newly developed tweeter construction allows for an even more sensitive high-frequency response, allowing the CM1 to capture the true emotion of every subtle microdynamic and reproduce it to an astonishingly realistic level. 

This new tweeter design, combined with a number of meticulous upgrades to the internal components of the CM1 S2 enables a superlative performance with astonishing precision and an exemplary level of power; despite its small and compact size. The CM1 S2 has also had an aesthetic make-over, having removed the visible screw points on the front cabinet for a more flush and sophisticated appearance. This simplistic metal trim design, tempered with your choice of gloss black, satin white or rosenut wooden veneer, allows the CM1 S2 to easily implement itself with existing décor, and becoming an integral part of your listening environment.




 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 



 Woven Kevlar  
 Technical features Nautilus tube loaded Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter
Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass / midrange
Description  3-way vented-box system 
 Drive Units 1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Double Dome aluminium high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass /midrange
Frequency range  -6dB at 28Hz and 50kHz 
 Frequency response  45Hz - 28kHz ±3dB
 Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal: over 60º arc
Vertical: over 10º arc 
 Sensitivity 84dB spl (2.83V, 1m) 
Harmonic distortion  2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 110Hz - 22kHz
 Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 4Ω) 
Crossover frequencies 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 30W - 300W into 8V on unclipped programme
                                Max. recommended cable impedance                                   0,1 Ω
Dimensions Height: 280mm (11 in)
Width: 165mm (6.5 in)
Depth: 260mm (10.2 in) cabinet only
276mm (10.9 in) including grille and terminals
Net weight 6.7kg
Finishes Cabinet
Gloss Black
Satin White 

Grey (Satin White only) 

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Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A


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