British company Chord Electronics has a solid reputation for innovation,
technical excellence, reliability, industrial design and superb sound quality. With casings machined from highest grade aluminum, the products are durable, distinctive and designed to last.
Chord Electronics makes a line of professional level components and Chord amplifiers are installed in The Royal Opera House London, and
many recording studios including EMI's Abbey Road, Sony and Decca in New York, and Skywalker in LA.
Chord Electronics is our highest level product line.
Many systems have a tendency to compress dynamic range and add volume. Starting with the digital source, Chord DACs are linear down to the lowest levels with
ultra low jitter and very low distortion. Chord pre-amplifiers have very low noise floors for pristine clean signal preservation. Chord amplifiers
use proprietary solid state output devices driven with extremely robust switched mode power supplies for unimpeded dynamics and lack of congestion.
Clarity is maintained not just at moderate to high listening levels, but also at late-night minimal volume levels - where the music still sounds alive and engaging.
Hearing a complete system from Chord Electronics will re-define your concept of "amplification" as you will appreciate the neutral sounding, coloration-free,
full dynamic range sound.
Chord Electronics achieves this extraordinary performance by using very high level technology.
Chord amplifiers go beyond what is possible with a conventional transformer/rectifier/reservoir capacitor approach by using high frequency switched mode power supplies.
Enormous reserves of power are instantaneously available for simply effortless sound and this approach affords a compact design with a considerable reduction in size and weight.
Custom MOSFET devices developed exclusively for output stages have positive and negative voltage rails stabilized in a virtual gyroscopic topography so sudden transient outputs, that
could destabilize the circuit, are brought back immediately into balance.
Chord products are at the cutting edge of technology and many use sophisticated 6 layer circuit boards for the shortest signal path with the least amount of latency.
Such technology is incorporated into the QBD 76 D to A converter that leapfrogs the already impressive
award winning DAC 64 that was one of the few prestigious components ever to receive Stereophile A+ component designation.
Chord Electronics understands that today's educated purchaser needs more than good looks and superb technology alone.
By incorporating Bluetooth wireless and USB connectivity, Chord's latest integrated amplifiers address the needs of today - getting music stored on PC, tablets and smart phones to
connect into a high end stereo system. Chord products are hand-built to order - custom engravings and finish options are available.