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November 5, 2019

Chord launches Huei phono preamp

The Chord Huei phono preamp
The Chord Huei phono preamp

 

Chord Electronics has a new phono preamp in the market. Called Huei, the phono preamp is styled just like a larger Mojo with coloured spherical controls.

 

The Huei, which is a step below the flagship Symphonic phono preamp, was unveiled at the Munich High End show in May and it has just hit the British market priced at £990 and it is just a question of time as to when it will be brought into Malaysia by Centre Circle Audio.

 

The Chord Huei has unbalanced and balanced outputs.
The Chord Huei has unbalanced and balanced outputs.

 

From the Chord Electronics website: “Benefiting 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.”

 

Specifications

 

Input Impedance:

Moving magnet: 47kΩ

Moving coil: 30Ω – 47kΩ, 12-step user selectable

Gain Range:

Moving magnet: 25dB – 35dB, 8-step user selectable

Moving coil: 48dB – 70dB, 8-step user selectable

Input Noise:

1.1nV/Hz

Max Output Voltage RMS:

10v RMS

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:

41mm (H) x 160mm (W), 72mm (D)

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