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  • Chord 2Qute DAC Chord 2Qute DAC Quick View

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    Chord 2Qute DAC


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    The new 2Qute takes the technology from What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision's 2014 Best DAC - (Hugo) and adds it to What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision's 2014 Best DAC £700 - £1,000 (Qute EX). The result is a new super-DAC with class-leading specification, outstanding technical measurements and proven sonic performance.


    2Qute advances the award-winning Qute EX DAC with the latest Hugo specification. Essentially a Hugo in a Chordette chassis, it brings the latest FPGA DAC technology into an affordable home-system-orientated unit. 2Qute contains the same high-performance Spartan 6 FPGA that has enabled Hugo to redefine the DAC genre in 2014. The 2Qute also boasts astonishingly low distortion levels of 0.0003%.


    The 2Qute offers support for up to 32-bit/384kHz audio via 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). The new DAC also gains a handy switch to easily move between coax, optical and USB digital inputs.


    The device features a Class 2 USB input which, because of the 2Qute's home-system orientation compared to Hugo's more mobile aspirations, has been galvanically isolated for greater sonic performance. This has been achieved using a novel technique which allows for very high data rates of up to 384kHz; the input is driverless on Apple and Android devices, with (ASIO included) drivers for Windows devices.



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  • Chord Mojo DAC Chord Mojo DAC Quick View

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    Chord Mojo DAC


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    The new Chord Mojo is entirely designed and manufactured in England. Mojo stands for 'Mobile Joy' and Chord is justifiably proud to say that Mojo is a true reference-quality mobile DAC and high-level headphone amplifier; its performance can truly rival DACs at twenty times its price.


    YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS


    Its ultra-compact design is based on the Hugo platform, but Mojo uses the new Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, making the Chord Mojo the most advanced DAC of its type on the planet! It has been designed to be easily operated: there are no confusing or superfluous switches - it is devoid of the bewildering number of switch options common to similar devices.


    The Chord Mojo is capable of driving any headphone between 4 ohms and 800 ohms and can drive two pairs of headphones simultaneously. It can work with any music file from 44.1kHz up to 768kHz and DoP DSD files: DSD 64; DSD 128 and DSD 256. Mojo can decode a wide range of formats, too: PCM; WAV; AAC; AIFF; MP3 and FLAC files and is designed to work with all smartphones and music players. It has a full recall-memory for both input selection and previous volume set level.


    FULLY AUTOMATIC


    Input selection is fully automatic: if more than one input is active they are prioritized as USB first, coax second, optical third. The file frequency is shown clearly by an indicator color option on the power switch, from 44.1kHz (red), 48kHz (orange) and so on, up through a rainbow of colours to bright white for DSD. The highly accurate low-distortion digital volume is controlled via two color-illuminated buttons.


    Many low-cost apps now make high-resolution music files playable from all smart phones. Mojo has three different high-resolution digital inputs: optical to 192kHz, plus USB and RCA (mini-jack) which operate up to 768kHz.


    ADVANCED BATTERY TECHNOLOGY


    The Chord Mojo utilizes new advanced high-temperature battery technology that allows for faster charging (four hours) which is up to twenty hours faster than competitor units. Charging is via a standard USB port; Mojo Charging is via a standard USB port; Mojo may be played at the same time. Mojo's charging Micro USB port has a battery status and charging indicator light.


    Mojo's casework is machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminum and has a hard Matt black fine finish that does not finger-mark. All inputs are denoted with a fine laser ablated permanent white lettering.


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    $529.00
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  • Chord Hugo TT DAC Chord Hugo TT DAC Quick View

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    Chord Hugo TT DAC


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    The new Hugo TT offers numerous improvements over Hugo and a substantial improvement in sound quality. Larger batteries and new super capacitors give the Hugo TT more power, galvanic isolation on the USB input completely eliminates jitter, increased Class A bias reduces distortion, plus the Hugo TT is now a balanced design. As a result, the Hugo TT has more power, better dynamics, greater dynamic headroom, a smoother, more natural sound and better soundstage recreation.


    Ease of use is improved by a new front-mounted input selector, cross-feed selector, power on/off switch, LED display of selected input, retention of selected input after power down, better accommodation of audio cables, a full function remote control and new single ended and balanced outputs. Apt-X Bluetooth range is increased to 150' and a 75ohm coaxial input has been added. Finally, Hugo TT is built to last with a beautifully machined solid aluminum case and a 15 - 20 year battery life.


    With the new Hugo TT (Table Top) we've built on the extraordinary success of our genre-defining Hugo DAC/headphone amplifier. The new larger desktop-orientated device offers greater connectivity including a USB-B input, XLR outputs, two quarter inch headphone outputs, plus improved performance and features.


    Compared to the more mobile Hugo, the Hugo TT gains a new larger chassis, remote control, an alphanumeric LED display with input/sample rate data, and improved sonic performance thanks to supercapacitors.


    ADVANCED SAMPLE RATE CAPABILITY


    The Hugo TT is ready to take advantage of today's advanced studio-master-quality (DXD) music files allowing music lovers to experience music in true high definition, along with the best possible reproduction of CD-quality music. Hugo TT supports up to 32-bit/384kHz audio via coax and USB, and 24-bit/192kHz over optical, plus DSD64 on all inputs and DSD128 via coax or USB (all via DoP).


    In a key upgrade over the original Hugo, the Hugo TT benefits from a high-quality asynchronous B-type USB connection for both the SD and HD USB input. With two further digital inputs: a (new) BNC coaxial and optical (TOSLink), any connected component with a digital output can benefit from the Hugo TT's advanced sound quality.


    BLUETOOTH


    To fully integrate with today's digitally stored media, the new Hugo TT also has A2DP Bluetooth capability and uses a custom-made module with the aptX codec to feed a digital signal directly into the DAC circuitry, so even without cables, music can still be enjoyed.


    SPARTAN 6 FPGA


    The Hugo TT retains the same high-performance Spartan 6 FPGA that enabled Hugo to redefine the DAC genre in 2014. It has the same specification and measured performance as its mobile sibling, a device that broke all records for dynamic range in leading UK hi-fi magazine, Hi-Fi World, in the summer of 2014.


    SUPERCAPACITORS


    Being a home-orientated device, the Hugo TT has been designed to run continuously from the supplied charger, however Chord's engineers have also improved the battery and added Supercap energy storage, a technology seen in F1 where supercacitors back-up the cars batteries by sharing the load and charge demands, thereby protecting them. They serve a similar purpose in the Hugo TT, extending the battery life as well as improving dynamics and demanding transients in recorded music.



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    $3,995.00
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  • Chord Prodac VEE 3 Chord Prodac VEE 3 Quick View

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    Chord Prodac VEE 3

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    "What pleases me about the Prodac is just how well it works with the new plugs. That's a lot of performance for the price"


    The Prodac VEE 3 Digital cable is a perfect example of just how much influence a digital cable can have on the sound of a system. The Prodac uses a specially treated conductor and a shielding system designed specifically for digital cables to produce a cable that brings a natural feel to voices and instruments without compromising detail or dynamics.


    The signal conductor is produced from very high purity single crystal copper and insulted with foamed polyethylene. The shielding is a combination of different materials that perform really well when used with digital cables.


    The VEE 3 RCA plug is gold-plated and attached to the cables in a way that ensures there are no signal quality affecting changes to the precise 75 Ohm impedance of the cable.


    Listen to the Prodac Digital with: Caitlin Rose "Shanghai Cigarettes" from the album "Own Side Now".


    Hear: Caitlin's great voice and a really tight band.


    Listen for: The way the guitarist takes a run up to get into his guitar solo.


    Chord Company
    $175.00
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  • Chord TTOBY Amplifier Chord TTOBY Amplifier Quick View

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    Chord TTOBY Amplifier


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    THE MATCHING POWER AMP FOR HUGO TT


    The TToby range may be ideally suited to compact living environments, but don't let that fool you. With similar legendary amplification derived from our SPM range, TToby doesn't compromise on power or providing you with the purest audio experience possible.


    The TToby has been designed to complement our desktop DAC/headphone amplifier, the Hugo TT and shares the same compact form factor as its stablemate. The combination of Hugo TT and TToby provides a high-quality hi-fi system, with desktop dimensions and a space-saving footprint. Despite its size, the TToby sets new standards for small amplifiers and takes full advantage of Chord Electronics' proprietary amplification technology and design know-how.


    The addition of TToby, enables owners of the Hugo TT to fully exploit the device as a 'digital preamp', effortlessly driving a wide variety of loudspeakers, large or small, in addition to the Hugo TT's headphone prowess. The TToby is a Class AB design that delivers 60 watts into an 8 ohm load and 120 watts into 4. It includes both an unbalanced and balanced input, to take advantage of the Hugo TT's XLR output.


    TToby features two of our famous high-frequency power supplies and benefits from forced air-cooling through the aluminium casework by means of a sonically closed anechoic miniature multi-speed quadruple-fan plenum chamber, enabling the external design to be free of sharp heatsinks and, therefore, carry a stunning aesthetic. The Hugo TT/TToby combination offers both class-leading DAC and amplification technology via headphones and loudspeakers, giving complete flexibility within the demands of busy households.


    NOTE: TToby is shown in main photo below matching Hugo TT.



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  • Chord Cadenza Analog Interconnects Chord Cadenza Analog Interconnects Quick View

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    Chord Cadenza Analog Interconnects

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    "Great definition and dynamics; rock music rocks like it should and jazz just grooves."


    The Cadenza Reference brings a sense of life and joy to the music played on the system it is connected to. If the original Cadenza were a band, it would have been a super tight rock'n'roll band, bringing rhythms to life and making the most of dynamics and detail. The new Cadenza Reference though does all of this, and at the same time brings a level of refinement that renders even complex sounding instruments in a natural and believable manner.


    The Cadenza Reference is perhaps the simplest way of understanding or hearing just how much influence the choice of RCA plugs can have on the quality of sound. The original Cadenza brought life and dynamics to any system it was connected to. The Cadenza Reference does all of that, except the new silver-plated Chord VEE 3 RCA plug lifts performance in every area and brings a new level of refinement and coherence.


    This could be the perfect cable with which to revitalise an older system, or an ideal partner for the latest generation of technologically advanced USB equipped CD players and DACs. We use this a lot with the Audiolab 8200 CD player.


    Listen to the Cadenza Reference with: Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" from the album "Ten".


    Hear: The layers of guitar at the end of the song.


    Listen for: The twelve string bass at the start of the song.


    Chord Company
    $345.00
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  • Chord Optichord Digital Cable (1 Meter) Chord Optichord Digital Cable (1 Meter) Quick View

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    Chord Optichord Digital Cable (1 Meter)

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    In theory, all optical cables should produce fairly similar results. In practice this isn't the case. The Optichord is constructed using polymer tubing with a domed and polished cable end. The signal cable is protected with a cushioned outer jacket with a hard outer surface. The plug has been carefully engineered to provide a positive connection. When compared to a standard optical cable the Optichord brings vibrancy, life and colour to the system it is fitted to and the Optichord will perform well over lengths of up to 10 metres.


    The Optichord is also available fitted with a minijack connector at one end. This connection is often found on laptop computers and the Optichord is an excellent cable to use when wishing to connect a laptop to a DAC.


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    $125.00
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  • Chord Chameleon VEE 3 Analog Interconnects (1 Meter) Chord Chameleon VEE 3 Analog Interconnects (1 Meter) Quick View

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    Chord Chameleon VEE 3 Analog Interconnects (1 Meter)

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    "The way you can pick out and follow a single instrument within a band is extraordinary."


    The new conductor configuration in the Chameleon VEE 3 has a profound effect on just about every aspect of performance that is important to a properly immersive musical experience. There is a good chance that the Chameleon VEE 3 will begin to let you understand that your equipment is better than you thought and begin to understand just how good your favourite musicians are.


    Three sets of silver-plated conductors are connected to silver-plated VEE 3 RCA plugs using a special silver solder and shielded from interference with a 93% braid and a heavy gauge shield.


    There are a lot of very impressive components available these days, particularly some of the new generation of digital to analogue converters. The cost of the Chameleon VEE 3 might seem to be out of context compared to the cost of the DACs but you do need to have a listen. It's a remarkable cable that will do justice to some remarkable products.


    Listen to the Chameleon VEE 3 with: Smoke Fairies "Awake" from the album "Blood Speaks".


    Hear: The looping reverb drenched guitar that runs hypnotically through the song and the beautiful harmonies.


    Listen for: The way "Awake" builds towards the end and the different timbres of the cymbals.


    Chord Company
    $225.00
    Chord Chameleon VEE 3 Analog Interconnects - 1 Meter Pair Buy Now
  • Chord Chameleon VEE 3 Analog Interconnects (2 Meter) Chord Chameleon VEE 3 Analog Interconnects (2 Meter) Quick View

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    Chord Chameleon VEE 3 Analog Interconnects (2 Meter)

    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    "The way you can pick out and follow a single instrument within a band is extraordinary."


    The new conductor configuration in the Chameleon VEE 3 has a profound effect on just about every aspect of performance that is important to a properly immersive musical experience. There is a good chance that the Chameleon VEE 3 will begin to let you understand that your equipment is better than you thought and begin to understand just how good your favourite musicians are.


    Three sets of silver-plated conductors are connected to silver-plated VEE 3 RCA plugs using a special silver solder and shielded from interference with a 93% braid and a heavy gauge shield.


    There are a lot of very impressive components available these days, particularly some of the new generation of digital to analogue converters. The cost of the Chameleon VEE 3 might seem to be out of context compared to the cost of the DACs but you do need to have a listen. It's a remarkable cable that will do justice to some remarkable products.


    Listen to the Chameleon VEE 3 with: Smoke Fairies "Awake" from the album "Blood Speaks".


    Hear: The looping reverb drenched guitar that runs hypnotically through the song and the beautiful harmonies.


    Listen for: The way "Awake" builds towards the end and the different timbres of the cymbals.


    Chord Company
    $295.00
    Chord Chameleon VEE 3 Analog Interconnects - 2 Meter Pair Buy Now
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