Feature-Filled, Sonically Astute Quad Vena Accommodates Analog and Digital Sources: 45Wpc Integrated Amplifier Also Has 24-Bit/192kHz DAC, Headphone Amp, and aptX Bluetooth
Digital or analog? The Quad Vena integrated amplifier doesn't discriminate. Invoking Quad's legendary heritage while addressing the feature-filled needs of the modern age, Vena accommodates traditional sources as well as iDevices, computers, and aptX Bluetooth. But connectivity that extends to optical and coaxial outputs and a USB input is only half the story. The 45Wpc unit plays music with remarkable boldness and weight, along with iron-fisted control and low-end depth. A 24-bit/192kHz DAC, powerful headphone amplifier, and analog preamp out, too? Yep, Quad is back.
The Closest Approach, Since 1936
As we all know, the way music is consumed in the present day has expanded from vinyl and CD into realms of streaming and wireless connections, controlled by the latest smart-tablet technology. The convenience of accessing a digital library, filled with a lifetime's worth of music is everything every music lover aspires to. Quad are music lovers too and 'The Closest approach to the original sound' has been a Quad philosophy since 1936. More than just a slogan, it underlies the company's commitment to producing the finest audio equipment, capable of reproducing all the elements and emotion of a live performance. This ethos has been considered when building a new integrated amplifier from the ground-up.
A Classic, Yet Modern Experience
Drawing from hi-fi heritage, yet in a modern era of music consumption, Vena is a new user-friendly amplifier designed to be the perfect match to an amazingly wide variety of digital and analogue sources. Vena has captured the essence of advanced Quad engineering in a world of modern technology. Whilst retaining the original design philosophy, users now have access to digital inputs including Bluetooth playback, in a compact amplifier without compromise on sound. Both Quad loudspeakers and electronics are known for their transparency, accuracy and natural reproduction of your music - Quad Vena is no different.
Combine Style and Sound
Vena encapsulates advanced engineering and sound quality inside a neat package that is bound to find favor with today's space conscious listeners. In typical quad style, the simple fascia is dominated by a large volume control with an array of push buttons providing input selection. The Quad Vena is available in a variety of finishes to complement your Quad loudspeakers and living space. A choice of high-gloss piano-style finishes in white or black, figured sapele mahogany wood or an ultra-clean gun-metal grey finish are available.
Connect Effortlessly to Vena
Two analogue inputs are mirrored with a variety of digital options from Optical and Coaxial to USB plus the unusual inclusion of direct linking to iPhone, iPad and iPod digital outputs using the standard A type USB connector. Vena's high resolution DAC is enabled for any sampling frequency up to 192kHz/24-bit. In addition any Bluetooth equipped source can link to Vena wirelessly with optimum sound quality ensured by the innovative aptX codec. Vena's loudspeaker output (45W per channel into 8 ohms) is matched by a front panel headphone socket. Digital Optical and Coax outputs in addition to an analogue Preamp out make Vena a truly versatile control unit. Remote control of volume and input selection is available from the included handset.