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alaScore 92

37 reviews

May, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Quad VENA. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Quad VENA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Quad Vena review


The Vena's a solid effort from Quad. Greater subtlety could turn it into a brilliant amp

Solid build aptX Bluetooth Potent, authoritative sound Deep, controlled bass Focused soundstage

Delivery lacks finesse

Nevertheless, the Vena is still an interesting proposition, not least because of the apparent shift by Quad to a more driven, potent sound. Whether this direction is taken with the company’s future products remains to be seen – but for now, Vena is a...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Hi-Fi Choice (

Quad Vena II Play


Following the Vena II integrated amplifier/DAC that received an Editor's Choice award for its updated feature set and dynamic and detailed sound when we saw it in HFC 448, it's hard not to be intrigued by the arrival of the new Vena II Play. Quad...

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Hi-Fi Choice (

Quad Vena II


You'd be forgiven for wondering why Quad parent company IAG felt the need to upgrade its small-form Vena amp to Mk II status; after all, the original – launched back in 2014 – was good enough to take top honours in our mini-amp Group Test in November...

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Ed Selley (

Quad Vena II Play Streaming Amplifier Review


Quad has taken its Vena II amplifier and added network functionality to create a product that is old school at the front and cutting edge at the back.

Excellent sound quality ; Comprehensive feature set ; Well priced ; Well made

DTS Play-Fi still a bit of a work in progress ; Phono stage good rather than great ; Grey finish might not be to everyone's taste

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (

The technology imostly fine...the support isn’t.


The unit was delivered without a battery in the remote. I won't even bother you euu it th the j K and excuse from Quad. Just to be chess, I gave no issues with Richer Sounds, just with Quad. I write to them to explain the battery problem, the lack of a...

Apr, 2021

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QUAD amplifier lives up to expectations


I've always been a fan of QUAD equipment and this amplifier is fine. Works well with my B&W loudspeakers. Excellent lively sound, hi-fi at its best.

Apr, 2021

Consumer review (

Fabulous sound and a wide range of inputs


Quad Vena II Play How can I describe what this gem from Quad sounds like? Well, some reviewers say it is silky, smooth, etc. Some say it has amazing detail but not in a fatiguing manner. I agree with all. It does have a wonderful smoothness which I...

Mar, 2021

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Virtually Every Note Astounds !! [Lancaster Grey]


The Quad Vena ll has beautifully solid build quality and even before being plugged in gives the impression that it won't disappoint. Driving KEF LS-50 speakers [bought after auditioning back to back with KEF Blade Two's at £18k] through good quality...

Feb, 2021

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Breath-takingly brilliant


As a digital dinosaur, I was slow to see the virtues of a streaming amp, and I thought the DAC in my CD player was just fine, thanks. However, after watching as my friends fell one after another to the streaming bug, I had come to the conclusion that...

Dec, 2020

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Excellent, flexible straemamp with small footprint


Delighted with sound quality, ease of set up and flexibility - using with optical output form older Marantz CD player some streaming form Deezer and direct USB connection to my Mac desktop where I store our music. Bluetooth sounds great too. Be aware...

Dec, 2020

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