Quad Vena II System Inc. Quad S1 Ribbon Speakers
THE QUAD VENA II INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER/DAC PLUS QUAD S1 SPEAKERS
Building on the strengths of its predecessor, the Vena II is an exceptionally neat and convenient way to bring true high-fidelity sound to the varied nature of modern music collections – from vinyl and CD to digital streaming and hi-res files – via all manner of playback devices.
The Vena II System Pack consists of this award winning combined amp/DAC with built in Bluetooth and Phono Stage and a pair of superb Quad S1 speakers with ribbon tweeter technology. Just beam from your phone or strap a turntable to this and you are off!!! Contact us about turntable options and we can tell you what the deal is!!
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The Vena II’s small footprint (compared to many amps in its class) allows flexible positioning and ensures the amp slips tidily into a range of environments. The amp‘s dapper design is enhanced by a choice of four finishes: Quad’s classic Lancaster Grey is the standard option, while three premium finishes – Sapele Mahogany, Gloss Black and Gloss White – wrap the Vena II’s aluminium housing in veneered or lacquered wood.
Vinyl lovers will appreciate the addition of a phono stage for moving magnet cartridges – a high-quality, low-noise, JFET-based circuit with precise RIAA equalisation.
Headphone users are also better catered for. The original Vena included a headphone output, but this was connected to the amp’s main output stage rather than to a specialised headphone amp circuit. The Vena II incorporates a dedicated headphone amp with current-feedback circuitry, its gain bandwidth and high slew rate delivering a more dynamic, detailed and engaging performance with all manner of headphone types.
Simplicity is key to the Vena II’s outward design. Quad’s design team selected Bluetooth wireless streaming, with support for the aptX codec, to ensure easy pairing with all manner of smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs – expertly implemented to deliver an adroit balance of quality and convenience. The Vena II feels like a traditional hi-fi amplifier, with its uncomplicated front-mounted controls and simple remote, yet its specification is state-of-the-art.
Copious cable connections enhance the amp’s flexibility. Inputs for digital sources comprise asynchronous USB and three S/PDIF sockets (one coaxial and two optical), while digital outputs are provided in optical and coaxial flavours. Analogue signals are catered for by three stereo RCA inputs – two line-level plus the new MM phono input for turntables – while pre-out sockets permit the addition of an external power amplifier.
Vena II Technical Specifications
|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 Response||20Hz-20kHz (+/- 0.5dB)|
|Total Harmonic Distorion (THD)||< 0.002%|
|Signal-to-Noise||> 110dB (A-weighted)|
|Power Amplifier Section|
|Power Output||2x 45W RMS (8Ω) / 2x 65W RMS (4Ω)|
|Frequency Response||20Hz-20kHz (+/- 0.5dB)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (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 PCM|
|Digital Outputs||1x coaxial; 1x optical|
S-1 Technical Specifications
Quad has always prided itself as providing the complete solution to music lovers. Each Quad component marries perfectly to other parts of the hi-fi system and is designed with one target – to be ‘The Closest Approach To The Original Sound’.
Quad S Series loudspeakers fulfil that objective admirably. Sporting a new ribbon treble unit aligned, through sophisticated crossover networks, to Quad’s advanced bass-midrange drivers, each and every loudspeaker in the range delivers all the nuances and passion of the original performance.
|General description||2-way bookshelf speaker|
|Enclosure type||Vented box loudspeaker|
|Bass / Mid driver||4"(100mm)woven Kevlar® cone|
|Treble driver||45 x 12mm true ribbon|
|Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m)||84dB|
|Recommended amplifier power||25-150W|
|Nominal impedance||8Ω Compatible|
|Frequency response (+/-3dB)||58Hz ~ 20kHz|
|Bass extension (-6dB)||55Hz|
|Cabinet Volume (in litres)||6.7L|
|Dimensions (H x W D)||285 x 156 x (240 + 30) mm|
|Model||Vena II System Pack|
|System Features||Amplifier, Includes Speakers, Mini System|
|Connectivity (RCA/Optical/Bluetooth etc.)||L/R RCA, USB, Bluetooth, Digital Optical, Digital CoAxial, Banana Plugs, Spade Connectors, Bare Wire Terminals|
|Remote Control||Handheld Remote, App Controlled|
|Power Output (RMS Per Channel)||55W|
|Warranty||2 Years Manufacturers Warranty|