Following a global debut eventually yr’s Excessive Finish Audio Present in Munich, British hi-fi model Chord Electronics has now introduced the worldwide availability of its “market-leading” 125-watt Ultima Built-in amplifier.
For Chord’s first built-in amplifier in seven years, founder John Franks designed the full-width built-in hi-fi amplifier utilizing know-how present in its flagship mono energy amplifiers and preamplifiers, to set “new efficiency requirements for built-in design” .
The placing chassis is made from plane aluminum with a ventilated lid and LED mild ring. A 28mm thick entrance panel homes an illuminated bulbous energy button with a quantity management on one facet and a mix stability/AV bypass on the opposite.
That includes a mix of patented high-performance energy provides plus the most recent low-distortion energy provides, the amplifier delivers 125 watts into 8 ohms and options know-how that displays indicators and corrects any errors earlier than they attain the output stage, for improved reliability and accuracy. It lacks a devoted headphone output, however will be linked to a DAC/headphone amplifier for personal listening, as proven within the hero picture above. And there is a balanced preamp output for additional connection to extra energy amplifiers.
On the again you may discover one balanced and three unbalanced inputs – every with a buffer and filtering to nip any radio frequency interference within the bud. The system has an total frequency response of 10 Hz to 200 kHz, a signal-to-noise ratio of 90 dB on all inputs and a complete harmonic distortion of 0.01%.
The Ultima Built-in hi-fi amplifier is priced at £8,500 (which equates to simply underneath US$10,750) and shall be made out there by Chord’s worldwide retailer community in 54 international locations.
Product web page: Chord Ultima Built-in