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alaScore 94

22 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Quad VENA. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, 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 94/100 = 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 : 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 (

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...

Jul, 2020

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a simple pleasure: easy to use and a fab sound


i wanted a high end streaming and CD solution and after searching through the many options onthe Richer Sounds website, homed in on a system built around the Quad Vena II Play amp. Plenty of adviceby email from the guys at RS Sheffield and I added the...

Jul, 2020

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A good replacement for my 44/405


Mine is on order after extensive research online and with Quad. To the reviewer who said "A set of speaker leads with good 4mm plugs would make things a whole lot easier." perhaps he doesn't know that the centres of the binding posts do take 4mm banana...

Jul, 2020

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Lockdown service


I found out difficult to order through my local branch, but the telesales person was very pleasant and helpful. He checked my new amplifier was compatible with the existing speakers and the unit was delivered promptly, and at a good price. I would use...

Jun, 2020

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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...

Jun, 2020

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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 .

May, 2020

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Superb integrated streaming amp


Very pleased with all aspects of this Quad amp. I have used all its features in the last couple of weeks, listening to my collection of a wide range of music genres. Everything I have thrown at the Quad has been presented with sonic quality I have...

May, 2020

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Had a Quad Pre-amp, Tuner and Power Amp which I purchased over 30 years ago. It was a Beautiful peice of equipment, which was connected to IMF Transmission Line Speakers. Sounds incredible. Then I purchased the Quad Vena II Play and have the IMF...

May, 2020

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