Quad Vena II Integrated Amplifier
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Quad Vena II Integrated Amplifier
The new Quad Vena II has seen some significant improvements over the old Quad Vena, unlike the old amp, the Vena II sports a Class AB power amp. The power supply has also been upgraded to a new 200VA toroidal transformer lying at the heart of the Amp; this is then followed up by 2x15000uF reservoir capacity (totalling up to 30000uF in total), helping the amp to maintain complete control of the music whilst also enabling excellent dynamic range.
Good news for Vinyl lovers as a built-in phonostage for moving magnet cartridges - a high quality, low noise, JFET-based circuit with precise RIAA equalisation. Not forgetting headphone users. The original Quad Vena included a headphone output, the difference between these two amps is that in the previous version had its headphone output connected to the amps main output stage rather than to a specialised headphone amp circuit like the Vena II has. Another neat feature that the Vena II has is that incorporates a dedicated headphone amp with current-feedback its gain bandwidth and high slew rate delivering a more dynamic, detailed and engaging performance with all manner of headphone types.
The preamp section is primarily kept as simplistic as can be to maintain signal purity, with line input signals passing to a precision analogue volume stage controlled by a precision motorised ALPS potentiometer. Quads engineers have put a huge amount of effort into the physical layout of the Vena II's circuitry, protecting the sensitive preamp from any sort of noise interference. The Quad Vena II has built-in Bluetooth wireless streaming with support from the aptX codec to ensure that easy pairing with all manner of smartphones, tablets, MACs and PCs
Who is Quad?
Quad is 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.
|2x line-level RCA / 1x MM Phono|
|Analogue Outputs||1 x RCA (pre-out)|
|Analogue Input Sensitivity||450mV (line-level) / 4.1mV (MM Phono)|
|Analogue Input Impedance||10kΩ (line-level); 47kΩ / 100pF (MM Phono)|
20Hz-20kHz (+/- 0.5dB)
|Total Harmonic Distortion||< 0.002%|
|Signal-To-Noise||> 110dB (A-Weighted)|
|Power Amplifier Section|
|Power Output||2 x 45W RMS (8Ω, 30W)|
|Frequency Response||20Hz - 20kHz (+/- 0.5dB)|
|Total Harmonic Disortion (THD)||< 0.005% (30W, 8Ω)|
|Signal to Noise||> 108dB (A-weighted)|
|DAC Chip||ESS Sabre32 ES9018K2M|
|Digital Inputs||2x Optical; 1x Coaxial; 1x USB Type A; aptX Bluetooth|
|Max Sampling Frequency - USB||384khz PCM; DSD256|
|Max Sampling Frequency - Optical/Coaxial||192kHz|
|Digital Outputs||1x Coaxial; 1x Optical|
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