Quad Vena II Play Integrated Amp/DAC Review
August 17, 2020 § Leave a comment
“Piano stage left, ringing out with all the naturalness you could hope to hear. Audience arrayed around and to the sides, percussion on the right. Ray himself just left of centre, precisely where the pianist/vocalist would be sitting. Silky, smooth, open – ‘Hallelujah I Love Her So’ was punctuated by authentic-sounding saxophone and brass while the ‘door knocking’ on the snare drum had punch and crispness to dazzle.
Above all, it was sounding so spacious that it delivered what I couldn’t quite derive from the live McCartney feed. The Vena II Play was an open window into this audiophile-grade recording. £799? I am humbled.”