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Chord Electronics Huei Phono Preamp
Moving Magnet MM & Moving Coil MC phono stage
Seven-stage switchable gain
As part of its ongoing 30th-anniversary celebrations this year, Chord Electronics has unveiled Huei, an all-new phono preamp that distils three decades of amplifier development into a high-performance yet space-saving chassis. Entirely conceived, engineered and manufactured in Great Britain, Huei has been carefully designed to provide turntables with the same high standards of amplification the company has become known for over the past 30 years.
Benefitting from both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil functionality, Huei offers compatibility with a huge range of cartridges thanks to comprehensive gain and impedance-matching options; Huei’s high- and low-gain switching settings are easily accessible via front-panel controls, introducing welcome flexibility
Huei’s advanced design offers (for the first time in a Chord Electronics phono preamp) ultra-low-noise microprocessor control of its main features, including a convenient memory function. With multiple options for impedance-matching, seven-stage switchable gain and a switchable rumble filter, Huei’s design offers comprehensive compatibility
Precision-machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminium billet, Huei has a similar form factor to the company’s Qutest DAC and also offers a top-mounted viewing window into the illuminated electronics within. The design also shares the same polychromatic control spheres the company has become known for in its digital products. The illuminated front-panel spheres offer direct access to Huei’s gain and impedance settings, selection for MM/MC cartridges and access to the on-board rumble filter
Huei is a stylish, practical and high-performance solution for integrating turntables into Chord Electronics’ (and other) systems and features both balanced (RCA) and unbalanced outputs (XLR) with RCA inputs. A high-quality 12V external power supply is also supplied
Who is Chord Electronics?
Chord Electronics (not to be confused with Chord Company cables) are a quality manufacturer of hifi components based in Kent, UK. Chord has seen renowned success, especially in the digital market, for their build quality, sound quality and aesthetic design. Chord Electronics hifi products incorporate a signature look and all feature the same design philosophy of reproducing the best and most accurate level of sound quality possible for the price.
Chord Huei Specifications Input impedance 30Ω-47kΩ, 50pF-1uF Input noise 1.1nV/Hz Max output voltage 10V RMS Gain range 0dBV-75dBV 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/weight 160mm (W) x 43mm (D) x72 (H); 770g
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days.
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