DNA Audio are delighted to stock the Chord Electronics range. We think the products offer something truly unique in terms of looks and sound. The products are beautifully built and finished in sturdy anodised aluminium casework and made in the UK. The different ranges are built around different form factors to suit every need from the tiny Mojo DAC to the giant Ultima amplifiers.

John Franks founded Chord in 1989 supplying amplifiers to the BBC and Abbey Road studios. For the first 15 years or so Chord were really known for their power amplifiers. They were one of the first companies to adopt switch mode power supplies in their amplifier designs. This gave them a big advantage in terms of efficiency which allows you to get more power out of a product of a given size.

Despite this starting point Chord are now better known for their DAC products.  Unlike most Hi-Fi manufacturers who buy DAC chips in from suppliers such as AKM, Burr Brown or Crystal Chord make their own.

Designer Rob Watts is an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) expert and he programs these to create Chords DAC range. As FPGA devices have increased in complexity so has the performance of this DAC designs and products such as Dave have state of the art performance that simply cannot be achieved by off the shelf DAC chips.

To find out more about the Chord DAC technology the following link explains more.

The Chord Ranges

Mojo

The Mojo range is aimed at people wanting the very best performance on the move. It consists of the Mojo DAC and headphone amp and the Poly streamer. A range of travel cases are also available for these.

Hugo

The Hugo range consists of three products. Hugo, 2GO and 2YU. They can be used as portable devices or as part of a high end Hi-Fi system.

Table Top

The table top range consists of three products, Hugo TT 2 DAC, Hugo M Scaler (upsampler) and the TToby power amplifier.

Qutest

The Qutest range consists of two products, the Qutest DAC and the Huei phono stage. They are built into a compact solid enclosure measuring only 160mm x 72mm x 41mm.

Choral

The Choral range consists of the Blu Mk11 CD transport, One CD player, Symphonic phono stage, Prima Pre-amplifier, Dave DAC and Etude power amplifier. It can be stacked using the ensemble stand shown below.

Full size

This range consists of 10 different models comprisong of 3 integrated amps (CPM3350, CPM2800 Mk11 and the CPM2650), 2 pre-amplifiers (Ultima Pre 2 and CPA3000) and 5 power amplifiers (Ultima 2, Ultima 3, Ultima 5, Ultima 6 and SPM650.

Reference

This range comprises of the Ultima Pre  and the ultima Power amplifiers.

Ultima Pre-amplifier

ULTIMA Preamplifier | Chord Electronics

Ultima power amplifier

ULTIMA 780W Mono Amplifier | Chord Electronics

Chord Electronics

DNA Audio are delighted to stock the Chord Electronics range. We think the products offer something truly unique in terms of looks and sound. The products are beautifully built and finished in sturdy anodised aluminium casework and made in the UK. The different ranges are built around different form factors to suit every need from the tiny Mojo DAC to the giant Ultima amplifiers.

John Franks founded Chord in 1989 supplying amplifiers to the BBC and Abbey Road studios. For the first 15 years or so Chord were really known for their power amplifiers. They were one of the first companies to adopt switch mode power supplies in their amplifier designs. This gave them a big advantage in terms of efficiency which allows you to get more power out of a product of a given size.

Despite this starting point Chord are now better known for their DAC products.  Unlike most Hi-Fi manufacturers who buy DAC chips in from suppliers such as AKM, Burr Brown or Crystal Chord make their own.

Designer Rob Watts is an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) expert and he programs these to create Chords DAC range. As FPGA devices have increased in complexity so has the performance of this DAC designs and products such as Dave have state of the art performance that simply cannot be achieved by off the shelf DAC chips.

To find out more about the Chord DAC technology the following link explains more.

The Chord Ranges

Mojo

The Mojo range is aimed at people wanting the very best performance on the move. It consists of the Mojo DAC and headphone amp and the Poly streamer. A range of travel cases are also available for these.

Hugo

The Hugo range consists of three products. Hugo, 2GO and 2YU. They can be used as portable devices or as part of a high end Hi-Fi system.

Table Top

The table top range consists of three products, Hugo TT 2 DAC, Hugo M Scaler (upsampler) and the TToby power amplifier.

Qutest

The Qutest range consists of two products, the Qutest DAC and the Huei phono stage. They are built into a compact solid enclosure measuring only 160mm x 72mm x 41mm.

Choral

The Choral range consists of the Blu Mk11 CD transport, One CD player, Symphonic phono stage, Prima Pre-amplifier, Dave DAC and Etude power amplifier. It can be stacked using the ensemble stand shown below.

Full size

This range consists of 10 different models comprisong of 3 integrated amps (CPM3350, CPM2800 Mk11 and the CPM2650), 2 pre-amplifiers (Ultima Pre 2 and CPA3000) and 5 power amplifiers (Ultima 2, Ultima 3, Ultima 5, Ultima 6 and SPM650.

Reference

This range comprises of the Ultima Pre  and the ultima Power amplifiers.

Ultima Pre-amplifier

ULTIMA Preamplifier | Chord Electronics

Ultima power amplifier

ULTIMA 780W Mono Amplifier | Chord Electronics

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