Chord expands its Ultima amp family

June 4, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Chord Electronics has released a pair of monoblocks featuring technology from its high-end, Ultima flagship power amp. The Ultima 2 and Ultima 3 replace Chord’s SPM-6000 and SPM-4000 amps, and link their Ultima DNA to fresh aesthetics. The casework of […]

Chord springs a phono surprise

May 28, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Chord Electronics unveiled a new phono stage at this year’s High End Munich expo. The Huei follows a similarly compact form factor as the marque’s Qutest DAC, and features both moving magnet and moving coil compatibility. The main functions are […]

Flagship amplifiers strike the right Chord

November 13, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Chord Electronics has unveiled an all-new statement pre-amplifier and power amplifier combination. The Ultimas feature the striking, chunky and slightly steampunk aesthetics typical of the Chord product range, while promising cutting edge performance. Created to commemorate the marque’s upcoming 30th […]

Chord adds upscaler to Hugo range

July 24, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Chord Electronics has added an upscaler to its line-up of digital products. The Hugo M Scaler uses FPGA-based digital filtering to upgrade incoming digital signals from 44,1/16-bit (the Red Book standard) to 705,6 kHz (or even 768 kHz in the […]

Chord Electronics shows new amp, updated DAC

May 15, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

British high-end brand Chord Electronics has unveiled a new stereo power amplifier, and a significantly updated version of its Dave TT DAC/headphone amp. Unveiled at least week’s High End show in Munich, the Etude stereo power amp combines a small […]

Chord Electronics Qutest: More than just cute

February 12, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The latest D/A converter from Chord Electronics is more than just a pretty face. Effectively a compact table-top version of the portable Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp, but without the headphone amp element, the new Qutest uses the Hugo 2’s field-programmable […]