Quad Vena II (Lancaster Grey) Stereo Amplifier

Quad Vena II (Lancaster Grey)

Stereo Amplifier

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£649
“Quad’s fine little amplifier now sounds bigger and better, while adding extra features, too.” ‘Hi-Fi Choice’ ‘Editor’s Choice – 5-star review’.

The compact amp that does it all

Packed inside the understated Vena II, you’ll find everything you need in a modern day amp. A built-in DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) provides digital inputs and outputs. Analogue inputs include a connection dedicated to your turntable. Wireless music streaming from your smartphone or other device is also possible, thanks to the Bluetooth link. There’s also a top quality headphone output. Everything you need in an amp is right here.

Quad quality sound
With decades of top quality audio experience, the Quad Vena II sounds every bit the award-winner it is. An upgraded toroidal transformer and high output capacitors give the Vena II firm control and excellent dynamic range. Whatever the music, the Quad’s 45 watts per channel delivers a ‘wall of sound’ that makes you feel the performers are in the room with you.

Playback your Hi-Res music files
With the superb ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC at its heart, the Vena II effortlessly handles your hi-res music files. Use the USB digital input and the Vena II decodes right up to studio quality 32-bit/384kHz and DSD256. With the optical and coaxial inputs, the hi-res music capacity is a still impressive 24-bit/192kHz – the usual standard for most hi-res music files.

Full digital connectivity
Helping you make the most of your hi-res and digital components, the Vena II features a class-leading array of digital socketry. Choose between USB, coaxial and two opticals for your inputs – ideal for your computer, TV, Blu-ray/DVD/CD player, network streamer and many other devices with a digital output. There are also optical and coaxial digital outputs, making this amp perfect for digital recorders or multi-room feeds.

Bluetooth for wireless sound
For wireless streaming, the Vena II also comes with built-in Bluetooth. Compatible with aptX, the Vena II offers the potential for high quality Bluetooth streaming. Simply pair with your smartphone, tablet or other device and stream your stored music and favourite music services, such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.

Connect analogue sources
The Vena II hasn’t forgotten about your analogue sources. Twin RCA inputs are perfect for plugging in sources such as a tuner, cassette player or any other source with an analogue output. With its pre-amp outputs, you can also connect up a more powerful, larger power amp, should you choose.

Vinyl doesn’t take a back seat
Quad have fitted with the Vena II with a phono input; letting you connect up Moving Magnet cartridge equipped turntables. This isn’t just any old phono input, though. The low-noise, JFET-based circuit with precise RIAA equalisation gets the very best from your turntable’s sound. Low distortion and a wide frequency response mean you get to hear the most subtle details with crystalline clarity.

Superior quality headphone output
Like the phono pre-amp, the headphone output is carefully and skilfully developed in its own right, rather than being an afterthought. The Vena II features a dedicated headphone amp with current-feedback circuitry and wide bandwidth. This gives you a sound that’s much more powerful and three-dimensional than you’d usually get with most standard headphone outputs. It also drives a wide range of headphones with ease – even if they’re current-hungry designs.

Smart good looks
Striking the perfect balance between retro and minimalism, the Vena II is a design classic. The standard ‘Lancaster Grey’ blends with a wide range of components and speakers. At just 313mm wide, it also has a smaller footprint than most of its rivals, making it easier to fit tighter spaces.

Get an amp that handles it all and sounds great into the bargain – the Quad Vena II is the perfect all-rounder.

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“Quad’s fine little amplifier now sounds bigger and better, while adding extra features, too.” ‘Hi-Fi Choice’ ‘Editor’s Choice – 5-star review’.

The compact amp that does it all

Packed inside the understated Vena II, you’ll find everything you need in a modern day amp. A built-in DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) provides digital inputs and outputs. Analogue inputs include a connection dedicated to your turntable. Wireless music streaming from your smartphone or other device is also possible, thanks to the Bluetooth link. There’s also a top quality headphone output. Everything you need in an amp is right here.

Quad quality sound
With decades of top quality audio experience, the Quad Vena II sounds every bit the award-winner it is. An upgraded toroidal transformer and high output capacitors give the Vena II firm control and excellent dynamic range. Whatever the music, the Quad’s 45 watts per channel delivers a ‘wall of sound’ that makes you feel the performers are in the room with you.

Playback your Hi-Res music files
With the superb ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC at its heart, the Vena II effortlessly handles your hi-res music files. Use the USB digital input and the Vena II decodes right up to studio quality 32-bit/384kHz and DSD256. With the optical and coaxial inputs, the hi-res music capacity is a still impressive 24-bit/192kHz – the usual standard for most hi-res music files.

Full digital connectivity
Helping you make the most of your hi-res and digital components, the Vena II features a class-leading array of digital socketry. Choose between USB, coaxial and two opticals for your inputs – ideal for your computer, TV, Blu-ray/DVD/CD player, network streamer and many other devices with a digital output. There are also optical and coaxial digital outputs, making this amp perfect for digital recorders or multi-room feeds.

Bluetooth for wireless sound
For wireless streaming, the Vena II also comes with built-in Bluetooth. Compatible with aptX, the Vena II offers the potential for high quality Bluetooth streaming. Simply pair with your smartphone, tablet or other device and stream your stored music and favourite music services, such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.

Connect analogue sources
The Vena II hasn’t forgotten about your analogue sources. Twin RCA inputs are perfect for plugging in sources such as a tuner, cassette player or any other source with an analogue output. With its pre-amp outputs, you can also connect up a more powerful, larger power amp, should you choose.

Vinyl doesn’t take a back seat
Quad have fitted with the Vena II with a phono input; letting you connect up Moving Magnet cartridge equipped turntables. This isn’t just any old phono input, though. The low-noise, JFET-based circuit with precise RIAA equalisation gets the very best from your turntable’s sound. Low distortion and a wide frequency response mean you get to hear the most subtle details with crystalline clarity.

Superior quality headphone output
Like the phono pre-amp, the headphone output is carefully and skilfully developed in its own right, rather than being an afterthought. The Vena II features a dedicated headphone amp with current-feedback circuitry and wide bandwidth. This gives you a sound that’s much more powerful and three-dimensional than you’d usually get with most standard headphone outputs. It also drives a wide range of headphones with ease – even if they’re current-hungry designs.

Smart good looks
Striking the perfect balance between retro and minimalism, the Vena II is a design classic. The standard ‘Lancaster Grey’ blends with a wide range of components and speakers. At just 313mm wide, it also has a smaller footprint than most of its rivals, making it easier to fit tighter spaces.

Get an amp that handles it all and sounds great into the bargain – the Quad Vena II is the perfect all-rounder.
Brand Quad
Colour Lancaster Grey
Power Output - Watts per CH 45 x 2
Phono Input Yes - MM
Optical Digital Inputs 2
USB Input 1 x USB Type A
XLR Inputs No
Power Amp In No
Audio Outputs No
Pre Output Yes
Sub Output No
Headphone Output Yes
Remote Control yes
Bluetooth Yes
Analogue RCA Inputs 2
High Resolution Audio Yes
Freq Response (Hz) 20 - 20,000
Coaxial Outputs 1
Optical Outputs 1
Weight (KG) 6.1
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 313 x 302 x 94
Speaker Sets 1
Tone Controls No
Loudness Control No
Coaxial Inputs 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for money I own it almost one year. Quad serves me in my home office room connected to bookshelves Dali speakers (Zensor 3). The source is either my laptop or iPhone. Both devices work smoothly with Quad Vena II. Since it is my second system or, in fact, the third one, I do not complain. The job is done. I do not like the sound quality. Quad’s bass is packed with thick cotton shawl, high frequencies are a bit odd with laudable coloring. No beat pace and slow, slightly muddy presentation. On and on, it is a fine system with great connection set and doing well with low quality sources.
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quad amp is superb Purchased to replace my Denon mini HiFi. I wanted a quality unit that would connect to my iMac to listen to internet radio and stored music files the Quad fulfils this requirement. It sounds brilliant on all inputs, phono, coaxial etc., playing into my Dali Oberon 1 speakers. Very compact and good build quality, I am pleased with my purchase. First class service from Richer Sounds online.
Date published: 2020-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant amp Only bought this a few weeks ago and this is my first proper hifi setup so hard to give a objective review but I’m extremely pleased the sound and build quality! Would highly recommend!
Date published: 2020-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Never had a quad amp before but after talking to Steve at the chester store and discussing my needs we eventually went for the quad vega2 more than happy with it and the very helpful and knowledgeable staff
Date published: 2020-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real Hifi that's easy to operate I bought this amp/dac in the middle of the lockdown, just on the recommendation of HiFi World magazine. It is mainly for my tv setup. It replaced a c.20 year old Pioneer amp, highly reviewed at the time. c.£100 and an Audiolab M-DAC (the original version - very good, but not as good as their M2 DAC). Well it was better clearer & smoother than expected & ergonomically simple but good (love the remote). I now need subtitles a lot less, and listen at lower volumes. Haven't used it much with non tv sources, but a brief listen with hires files from a laptop sounded v. good. Via Bluetooth, very listenable too. Niggles: 1. Can't see the position of the volume control unless v. close - I overcame this with a blob of white-tac. 2. When the amp is turned on, it automatically reduces volume by about 33%. I realize that this is a safety feature, but it really irritates me!! Despite this, a great amp/dac combo for the price & easy to operate. Real HiFi for people who just want to listen.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! I purchased this a fortnight ago along with Q Acoustics 3050i speakers. I have an imac plugged directly into it, as well as a record deck and CD player. All I can say is I have hardly switched off over the two weeks: it’s brought my music, from all sources, alive. The sound is outstanding; very detailed and with incredible depth. The unit itself feels very robust and, to me, looks good.
Date published: 2020-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quad vena 2 this quad amp is a great . it has all the inputs I need records sound bill and so do s all the digital inputs the Bluetooth set up was easy .
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quad Vena II I got this unit to replace a faulty amp / dac unit that was in my located in my study. Due to the Quad’s compact dimension’s it fits very neatly on the computer desk, with plenty of room left for ventilation. The amp feels solidly constructed and the controls are nice and tactile. Currently I have the amp connected up to my pc via the USB B input for playing a range of music, from games, YouTube to 24 bit 192KHz flac files. The amp has a lovely detailed but smooth sound, which has more than enough power (65w RMS to 4Ohms) to drive my Dali opticon 1’s which are connection to the vena II. With the volume set at quarter it has plenty of volume on tap for the size of my study! I also it has no problems with running my Grado 325E’s when plugged into the headphone socket. Overall a great amp with very pleasant sound which you can listen too for hours on end.
Date published: 2020-05-01
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