Chord CPM 2800 MkII Digital Integrated

Posted on 18th February, 2015

Chord CPM 2800 MkII Digital Integrated

It seems UK based Chord Electronics is on a roll, this time with the announcement of a new CPM 2800 MkII Digital Integrated Amplifier.

The CPM 2800 Digital Integrated, according to Chord Electronics was hugely popular, and now with a thorough update has been upgraded to Mark II status. The new version adds the FPGA-based D/A convertor from the award-winning Hugo and 2Qute DACs, to create an amplifier of unrivalled flexibility. The CPM 2800MkII will be formally launched at the upcoming Sound and Vision 2015 show in the UK this weekend.

Chord Electronics CPM 2800 MkII

Featuring aptX Bluetooth, 120w RMS per channel (8 Ohms) amplification, along with a class-leading DAC, 3 unbalanced inputs, 2 XLR balanced inputs, coax, optical and USB inputs, the CPM 2800 Mk.II is truly the heart of a modern Hi-Fi system.

“It brings the latest Rob Watts’ proprietary DAC technology into an affordable high-end Chord amplifier and introduces the same high-performance Spartan 6 FPGA that has enabled Hugo to redefine the DAC genre in 2014. Its DAC stage boasts astonishingly low distortion levels of 0.0003%”, John Franks, Chord Electronics' Founder, told StereoNET.

The DAC stage offers support for up to 32-bit/384kHz audio via BNC coax and USB, and 24-bit/192kHz over optical. DSD64 is supported on all inputs and DSD128 is supported via coax or USB (all via DoP).

Chord’s high-quality custom-designed aptX Bluetooth receiver uses a very simple pairing procedure and has a range of up to 30 meters. Bluetooth aptX offers CD quality streaming via your smartphone or other device.

Chord Electronics CPM 2800 MkII

For home theatre users wishing to use the CPM 2800 Mk.II, an A/V bypass input is incorporated, so that the unit can be used in conjunction with an A/V processor without the need for a separate amplifier.

The Chord Electronics CPM 2800 Mk.II will be available in Australia in May, for $14,000.00 RRP.

Chord Electronics is distributed in Australia by Radiance Audio Visual.

Product Specifications

Preamp Section

  • Unbalanced inputs: 3

  • Balanced inputs: 2 (3-pin female XLR inputs both with RCA phono-style input sockets wired asymmetrically in parallel)

  • Digital inputs: coax (support for up to 32-bit/384kHz); TOSLink optical (24-bit/192kHz); galvanically isolated Class 2 USB input up to 384kHz; DSD64 supported on all inputs, DSD128 supported via coax or USB input (all via DoP)

  • Wireless input: Bluetooth aptX and A2DP

  • AV bypass: 2x RCA phono-style inputs

  • Intermodulation distortion: -100dB all inputs

  • Signal to noise ratio: -93dB all inputs

  • Frequency range: 2.5Hz – 200kHz (-3dB)

  • Harmonic distortion: 10 Hz –91dB; 1kHz –93dB; 10kHz –90dB and 20kHz –87dB

  • Channel separation: 10 Hz –90dB; 1kHz 90dB; 10kHz 90dB and 20kHz 85dB

  • Channel balance: 0.01dB

  • Input impedance: unbalanced 47kOhms; balanced 94kOhms (Line 1 and Line 2)

Power Amp Section

  • Output power: 120Wrms per channel @ 0.05% distortion into 8 Ohms; 170Wrms per channel into 4 Ohms

  • Dynamic Headroom: 180Wrms per channel into 8 Ohms; 220Wrms per channel into 4 Ohms

  • Frequency Response: -1dB, 0.8Hz to 46kHz (8 Ohms); -3dB, 0.8Hz to 77kHz (8 Ohms); -1dB, 0.8Hz to 39kHz (4 Ohms) and -3dB, 0.8Hz to 75kHz (4 Ohms)

  • Signal to noise ratio: better than –103dB, ‘A’ weighted two thirds

  • Channel separation: -80dB

  • Output impedance: 0.03 Ohms

  • Output inductance: 2.6mH

  • Output connections: 2x rhodium binding posts

  • Slew rate: 70V per S, 1kHz 20V square wave

  • Gain: 23dB

  • Stability: unconditional

  • Dimensions: 420mm (W) x 355mm (D) x 133mm (H)

  • Weight: 16Kg

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English born but now residing down under, StereoNET’s Founder is still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the International Hi-Fi Show.

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