|Warranty length||2 Years|
|Product Award||HiFi Choice 5 Star, HiFi Choice Editors Choice|
Type: Valve Integrated amplifier
Out: 2x15(6Ω) 2x12W RMS (8Ω/4Ω)
Freq Response: 20Hz - 50kHz (-3dB)
Total harmonic distortion: 0.50%
Signal-to-noise ratio: 90dB
Input Impedance: 50KΩ
In: RCA, Opt, Coax, USB B
Wireless: Bluetooth (aptX)
Out: Speaker Terminal, 6.3mm Jack
Valves: ECC83, 2x ECC82, 4x EL84EH
Net weight: 10.8kg
The Quad VA-One Integrated Valve Amplifier takes advantage of three different valve models which serve up a total of 2x12W amplification.
It can be connected via analogue and digital inputs with optical, coaxial and USB Type B all available for your digital sources. The file compatibility extends all the way up to 24-bit/192kHz.
Bluetooth aptX connectivity is also available for music lovers who want to use a simple streaming option from a smartphone or tablet. The chassis is finished in Quad's classic Lancaster Grey and features a motorised potentiometer on the front, together with input and pairing controls and 6.3mm headphone jack.
'Excellent build and connectivity; involving, lively sound... An impressive all-round amp that works wonders in a variety of setups... The VA-One might not be terribly big, but it is extremely clever.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Dec 2016)
'In use, pairing is painless and reasonably straightforward and once you’ve done so, the stability and range appear to be unaffected by the presence of a fairly hefty set of output transformers positioned just a few inches from the receiver aerial.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Dec 2016)
'...The VA-One makes a strong impression from the off... the VA-One has more grunt than I would expect. It has a punchiness and energy that ensures that the presentation never starts off as soft or overly sweet.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Dec 2016)
'No less impressive is the performance from the headphone socket... the VA-One puts in a more than reasonable account of itself. As with the Bluetooth input, noise levels are low and this helps it to deliver much of the same energy and wonderful tonality that it does via its speaker outputs. As a means of providing a source for some late-night listening, the VA-One serves as a very capable headphone amp.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Dec 2016)
'It delivers at an emotional level in that it looks and feels precisely how we’d expect a Quad valve amplifier to be, and it partners this with a level of fit and finish that is impressive for the asking price. The masterstroke is combining this timeless charm with a selection of inputs and performance that are bang up to date.' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Dec 2016)