Quad Vena II

Brand: Quad

Though technically excellent, Sabre32 Reference DAC chips can be challenging to implement effectively. If the circuitry that surrounds them it is not of a sufficient standard, the resulting sound can seem a little cold and hard; treat them right, however, and the level of musical expression that these chips dig from the digital signal is captivating. One such critical element is the post-DAC active filter; Quad’s design team has paid great attention to this circuit, using op-amps that were specifically chosen for their synergy with the ES9018K2M.

In terms of hi-res file compatibility, the original Vena maxed out at 24-bit/192kHz PCM via USB. The Vena II stretches this to 32-bit/384kHz, alongside DSD (up to DSD256). This ensures the amp is fully equipped to make the most of today’s hi-res music formats, as well as future advances in ultra-high-definition digital sound. 

Analogue Inputs:

               2x line-level RCA / 1x MM phono 

Digital Inputs:

               2x optical; 1x coaxial; 1x USB Type A; aptX Bluetooth 

Analogue Outputs:

               1 x RCA (pre-out) 

Digital Outputs:

               1x coaxial; 1x optical 


               ESS Sabre32 ES9018K2M 

Power Output:

               2x 45W RMS (8Ω) / 2x 65W RMS (4Ω) 

Frequency Response:

               20Hz-20kHz (+/- 0.5dB) 

Single Wire / BiWire:

               Single Wire

Dimensions (W x H x D):

               313 x 93.5 x 302mm

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