NEWS: Bowers and Wilkins to open new UK R&D centre

John Bowers established the Steyning Research & Engineering facility in 1981. Now it’s time to expand. Steyning, West Sussex, has been the cradle of every Bowers & Wilkins innovation (including, but not restricted to, the Diamond tweeter, Zeppelin speaker, PX headphones and Nautilus loudspeaker) since it was established 37 years ago. Now the company is […]

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NEWS: Chord Electronics launches new Choral Etude power amplifier

  Chord’s new power amp will slot into its Choral range of hi-fi electronics when it goes on sale in the Autumn… The Choral Etude (£3900) is a significant piece of kit for the Chord brand – it brings with it the first major change to Chord’s amplifier design in 30 years. Chord claim the new […]

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NEWS: Hugo TT 2 DAC/head amp From Chord Electronics / Paul Rigby

Chord Electronics has revealed the Hugo TT 2, its next-generation Table-Top (TT) DAC/headphone amplifier It is based upon new Artix 7 FPGA chip, custom-coded by Chord Electronics’ Digital Design Consultant, Rob Watts plus large power reserves via a new “super-capacitor-based power supply unit” designed to drive “even the most difficult headphones”. The Hugo TT 2 […]

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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 […]

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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: 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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