CHORD ELECTRONICS HUEI PHONO STAGE IS THE QUTEST

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by Jay Garrett

9th May, 2019

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CHORD ELECTRONICS HUEI PHONO STAGE IS THE QUTEST

Chord Electronics has unveiled Huei, an all-new phono preamp that distils three decades of amplifier development into a high-performance Qutest-sized chassis.

Entirely conceived, engineered and manufactured in Great Britain, Huei rocks both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil functionality. Thanks to comprehensive gain and impedance-matching options Huei offers excellent compatibility with a vast array of cartridges.

Chord Huei Phono

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 useful memory function. With multiple options for impedance-matching, seven-stage switchable gain and a switchable rumble filter, Huei boasts excellent 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.

Chord Huei

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.

Price and availability

Huei is priced at £990 and will be available in late summer (black only)

Tech Specs

  • Input impedance: 30ohm-47kohms, 50pF-1uF
  • Input noise: 1.1nV/Hz
  • Max output voltage: 10V RMS equalisation
  • 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: 520ohms (resistive)
  • Input power supply: 12V 100V to 240V 50/60Hz PSU
  • Dimensions/weight: 160mm (W) x 43mm (D) x72 (H); 770g

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