Following a world debut on the Excessive Finish audio present in Munich final 12 months, UK hi-fi model Chord Electronics has now introduced international availability of its “class-leading” 125-watt Ultima Built-in amplifier.
For Chord’s first built-in amplifier in seven years, firm founder John Franks has designed the full-width built-in hi-fi amplifier utilizing expertise present in its flagship mono energy amps and pre-amps, to set “new efficiency requirements for an built-in design.”
The putting chassis is normal from aircraft-grade aluminum with a vented lid and LED mild ring. A 28-mm-thick entrance panel is residence to an illuminated spherical energy button with a quantity management to 1 aspect and a mixture steadiness/AV bypass on the opposite.
The amp rocks a mixture of proprietary high-end energy provides plus the newest low-distortion energy provides, outputs 125 watts into 8 ohms, and options expertise that displays indicators and corrects any errors earlier than they attain the output stage, for improved constancy and accuracy. It lacks a devoted headphone out however could be paired with a DAC/headphone amp for personal listening, as proven within the hero picture above. And there is a balanced pre-amp output for onward connection to further energy amps.
Round again you may discover one balanced and three unbalanced inputs – every using a buffer and filtering to nip any radio frequency interference within the bud. The system has an total frequency response from 10 Hz to 200 kHz, 90-dB signal-to-noise ratio on all inputs and 0.01% whole harmonic distortion.
The Ultima Built-in hi-fi amp is priced at £8,500 (which converts to only in need of US$10,750) and is being made out there by way of Chord’s worldwide retailer community throughout 54 nations.
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