Quad VA-One Integrated Valve Amplifier with Bluetooth. Available with Online Finance and Free Delivery.
Measuring just 18cm x 33cm the Quad VA-One is a compact stereo valve amplifier – sufficiently small to sit comfortably on a desk. Offering three digital audio inputs – optical, coaxial and asynchronous USB that can support data up to 24-bit/192kHz, and an analogue RCA phono input to give the option to connect a source like a CD player or a turntable (when used with a suitable phono stage). In addition, those who enjoy the freedom of wireless connectivity can pair smartphones, tablets and computers via Bluetooth, with support for the sonically superior aptX codec.
The preamp section incorporates an ECC83 high-impedance triode, feeding an ECC82 twin triode driver and phase splitter stage. The output stage uses two EL84 pentodes per channel in push-pull configuration, delivering 2x15W.
Quad have been making valve amplifiers for home hifi use since the late 1940s.