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QUAD Vena II (B)
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QUAD Receivers and AmplifiersVena II (B)

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$189999

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.

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Yes BROSSARD QUARTIER DIX30 No CHIBOUGAMAU (GROUPE SELECT) No CHICOUTIMI (GROUPE SELECT)
Yes CHOMEDEY - A440 No COATICOOK (GROUPE SELECT) Yes DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX
No DRUMMONDVILLE (GROUPE SELECT) No GRANBY GALERIES GRANBY No JOLIETTE
No LA SARRE (GROUPE SELECT) No LA TUQUE (GROUPE SELECT) No LACHENAIE
No LACHUTE (GROUPE SELECT) No LAVAL No MAGOG (GROUPE SELECT)
No RIVIÈRE DU LOUP (GROUPE SELECT) No ROBERVAL (GROUPE SELECT) No ROUYN NORANDA (GROUPE SELECT)
Yes SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD No SEPT-ILES (GROUPE SELECT) No SHAWINIGAN (GROUPE SELECT)
No SHERBROOKE (GROUPE SELECT) No SOREL (GROUPE SELECT) Yes ST-BRUNO
No ST-GEORGES (GROUPE SELECT) No ST-HYACINTHE No ST-HYACINTHE (GROUPE SELECT)
No ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU (GROUPE SELECT) No ST-JEROME No ST-JEROME CARREFOUR DU NORD
Yes ST-LÉONARD No STE-AGATHE-DES-MONTS (GROUPE SELECT) No STE-MARIE DE BEAUCE (GROUPE SELECT)
No TERREBONNE No VICTORIAVILLE (GROUPE SELECT)

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In-Stock Store Location
No BAIE-COMEAU (GROUPE SELECT)
Yes BOISBRIAND FAUBOURG BOISBRIAND
No BONAVENTURE (GROUPE SELECT)
Yes BROSSARD QUARTIER DIX30
No CHIBOUGAMAU (GROUPE SELECT)
No CHICOUTIMI (GROUPE SELECT)
Yes CHOMEDEY - A440
No COATICOOK (GROUPE SELECT)
Yes DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX
No GRANBY GALERIES GRANBY
No JOLIETTE
No LA SARRE (GROUPE SELECT)
No LA TUQUE (GROUPE SELECT)
No LACHENAIE
No LACHUTE (GROUPE SELECT)
No LAVAL
No MAGOG (GROUPE SELECT)
No RIVIÈRE DU LOUP (GROUPE SELECT)
No ROBERVAL (GROUPE SELECT)
No ROUYN NORANDA (GROUPE SELECT)
Yes SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD
No SEPT-ILES (GROUPE SELECT)
No SOREL (GROUPE SELECT)
Yes ST-BRUNO
No ST-GEORGES (GROUPE SELECT)
No ST-HYACINTHE
No ST-HYACINTHE (GROUPE SELECT)
No ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU (GROUPE SELECT)
No ST-JEROME
No ST-JEROME CARREFOUR DU NORD
Yes ST-LÉONARD
No STE-AGATHE-DES-MONTS (GROUPE SELECT)
No STE-MARIE DE BEAUCE (GROUPE SELECT)
No TERREBONNE
No VICTORIAVILLE (GROUPE SELECT)

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Technically Excellent

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.

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Significant Improvements

The Class AB power amp section now has an upgraded power supply, a new 200VA toroidal transformer lying at its heart. This is followed by 2x15000uF reservoir capacity (30000uF in total), helping the amp to maintain firm control of the music whilst enabling excellent dynamic range.

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 – adding to the Vena II’s already formidable format flexibility.

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.

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