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Chord Huei Phono Pre-Amplifier

Chord Huei Phono Pre-Amplifier

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Chord Electronics

Chord Huei Phono Pre-Amplifier

Regular price $1,775
Sale price $1,775 Regular price $1,775.00

Elevate Your Turntable Experience

Introducing the Chord Huei Phono Stage, a masterpiece born from 30 years of amplifier-building expertise. This remarkable device brings together Moving Magnet (MM) and Moving Coil (MC) compatibility, seamlessly integrating turntables into your audio setup with the same high standards of amplification that Chord Electronics is renowned for. Designed, engineered, and meticulously manufactured in Great Britain, the Huei Phono Stage is poised to deliver an unmatched vinyl experience that matches the legacy of Chord Electronics.

Comprehensive Gain and Impedance-Matching

Huei redefines versatility with its comprehensive gain and impedance-matching options. Achieving the perfect sound is made effortless through its high- and low-gain switching settings, accessible via intuitive front-panel controls. Seamlessly switch between Moving Magnet and Moving Coil functionality, and experience the convenience of multiple options for impedance-matching. Huei's advanced design introduces ultra-low-noise microprocessor control, a notable first for a Chord Electronics phono preamp. With memory functionality, eight-stage switchable gain, and a rumble filter, Huei ensures your system compatibility and audio satisfaction.

Precision-Machined Elegance

Beauty and functionality converge in the Huei's precision-machined aircraft-grade aluminium billet construction. With a design reminiscent of the Qutest DAC, Huei boasts a top-mounted viewing window, providing a tantalizing glimpse into the illuminated electronics within. The iconic polychromatic control spheres, characteristic of Chord Electronics' digital products, grace the design and offer direct access to Huei's gain and impedance settings, MM/MC cartridge selection, and on-board rumble filter. The elegance of the Huei Phono Stage goes beyond its visual appeal—it's a stylish and practical solution that integrates turntables seamlessly into your audio system.

Balanced and Unbalanced Outputs

Engineered to perfection, Huei offers both unbalanced (RCA) and balanced (XLR) outputs with RCA inputs, ensuring versatility in connectivity. The inclusion of high-quality 12V external power supply guarantees the consistent delivery of power and performance that is synonymous with Chord Electronics. Experience the culmination of precision engineering and advanced audio technology in the Chord Huei Phono Stage—a masterpiece designed to enrich your audio journey.

Technical Specifications

  • Supported Cartridges: Moving Magnet and Moving Coil
  • Inputs: 1x Stereo unbalanced RCA input
  • Outputs: 1x Stereo unbalanced RCA output, 1x Stereo balanced XLR output
  • Input Impedance: Moving magnet: 47,000Ω, Moving coil: 100Ω – 3,700Ω, 12-step user selectable
  • Gain Range: Moving magnet: 21dB – 42dB, Moving coil: 49dB – 68dB, 8-step user selectable
  • Input Noise: 1.1nV/Hz
  • Max Output Voltage RMS: 20v RMS
  • Equalisation Response: RIAA Curve
  • Equalisation Accuracy: +/- 0.1dB
  • Frequency Response: RIAA Curve = 12Hz to 25kHz
  • Rumble Filter: Rausch Slope -24dB per octave below 50Hz
  • Output Impedance: 520Ω (resistive)
  • Input Power Supply: 12v – 100v to 240v 50/60Hz PSU
  • Dimensions: 4.5cm (H) 16cm (W) 8.8cm (D)
  • Weight: 657g

Package Contents

  • Chord Huei Phono Stage
  • High-Quality 12V External Power Supply
  • Documentation