CHORD ELECTRONICS: They add a HD USB input to their Blu MkII CD transport bringing advanced upscaling to digital devices

We are told ….. Following its unveiling in prototype form at CES 2017, Chord Electronics has added a USB Type-B input to its new Blu MkII upscaling CD transport, enabling a wider range of digitally connected devices to benefit from the device’s advanced proprietary filtering and upscaling technology, seen in its unique M SCALER (£7,995) […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: TToby power amp for the Hugo TT

They tell us ….. The new TToby is a ruggedly designed 100-watt ultra-high-quality stereo power amplifier and has been designed to complement the award-winning Hugo TT DAC/headphone amplifier The TToby sets new standards for small amplifiers and takes full advantage of Chord Electronics’ twenty-five-year amplifier design and manufacturing experience across both consumer and professional applications. […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: SPM 1050 power amplifier reaches Mk.II: including many improvements

Paul Rigby writes ….. Chord Electronics’ new SPM 1050 Mk.II power amplifier, first unveiled at High End 2016, Munich, is now available worldwide. The new Mk.II version directly replaces the original. The latest-spec Mk.II model offers enhanced isolation on the mains transformer and, in keeping with the original, low-distortion amplifier circuitry and features four proprietary […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: DAVE the DAC

They say …… DAVE (Digital to Analogue Veritas in Extremis) is Chord Electronics’ most advanced DAC to date. It features a digital preamplifier and a headphone amp – and it goes on sale this autumn for £7995. Instead of traditional off-the-shelf solutions, Chord tends to use an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) in its high-end DACS […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: To preview HUGO TT partnering amplifier, TTOBY, plus new SPM1050MKII power amp at HIGH-END 2016, MUNICH

They tell us ….. The TToby is an exciting new desktop stereo power amplifier designed to complement the Hugo TT DAC and take advantage of its high-quality digital preamp functionality. The TToby has been created using the same form factor as the Hugo TT and its introduction enables desktop audio lovers to create a high-performance […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Chord Mojo headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “One one hand it outperforms all competition in its price range. On the other it is supposed to be a portable amp/DAC and it’s really not, it better fits more “traditional” high-end setups (although does listening via […]

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