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Quad Vena II Play - Streaming Integrated Amplifier

Quad Vena II Play - Streaming Integrated Amplifier

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Quad Vena II Play - Streaming Integrated Amplifier

The Quad Vena II Play is the latest addition to Quad's award-winning Vena series of integrated amplifiers. Based on the recently upgraded and highly regarded Vena II, the Vena II Play offers the addition of DTS's Play-Fi streaming platform. Allowing for high-resolution multi-room music streaming from a vast range of sources including; Spotify, Tidal, Internet Radio, DLNA Servers, NAS Drives, Deezer, Amazon Music, Napster, HD Tracks and many more.

Featuring

  • High-Resolution AptX Bluetooth
  • ES9018K2M Sabre32 Reference DAC
  • Vast array of both analogue and digital connections
  • Built-in MM phono stage

The Vena II Play borrows more than just looks from its award-winning sibling, the Vena II. Featuring a high-resolution Sabre32 Reference DAC, AptX Bluetooth and the signature sound you'd expect from a Quad amplfier.

All PlayFi enabled amplifiers can take advantage of DTS's multi-room function. Where amplifiers, such as the Vena II Play, can seamlessly connect to other PlayFi supported products allowing for synchronised, simple, multi-room playback regardless of brand. This gives you a huge range of options for multi-room audio, from the Vena II Play to soundbars and wireless speakers from supported brands including Audiolab, Rotel, Definitive Technology & Polk.

Like the Vena II, the Vena II Play sports a Class AB power amp. An upgraded power supply with a 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 the Vena II Play has 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 Play 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.

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.

Specification

Preamplifier Section

 

Analogue Inputs

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)
 Frequency Responce 

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)
Digital Section
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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