Chord Electronics Announces Huei Phono Stage in Munich
Fri, 17 May 2019
As Chord Electronics celebrate their 30th anniversary they are proudly launching the Huei phono preamp, offering MM/MC compatibility, integrating turntables to amplifiers with unrivalled clarity and musicality. Designed and built in the UK, the Huei does not disappoint. Chord continues to deliver the exceptionally high standards of turntable amplification that we have come to expect from them over the past 30 years.
The Huei’s dual moving magnet and moving coil functionality gives a wide range of compatibility and cartridges. The gain switches can be accessed easily on the front panel which allows for a greater level of flexibility. There is a real feeling of control with the Huei, as you have a number of impedance-matching, switchable gain, and switchable rumble filters options. This phono preamp is the first Chord offering to provide an ultra-low noise microprocessor as a main feature.
Similar to Chord’s Qutest DAC, the Huei is machine made from aircraft grade aluminum. With a window on the top giving the user a view of the electronics inside. The multicoloured control buttons that are present in a lot of their devices are also present in the Huei. Giving the user direct control over the impedance settings, rumble filter and the choice between MM/MC cartridges.
In summary, the Huei is a well designed, versatile, high-performance solution for anyone looking to integrate their turntables into their amplification set up.
Huei is available in black finish only. US retail price is $1,495, ($1,895 Canadian). Huei is expected to ship October 2019. Bluebird is accepting pre-orders now.
Input Impedance: 30Ω – 47kΩ, 50pF – 150pF
Input Noise: 1.1nV/Hz
Max Output Voltage RMS:10v RMS
Equalization Gain Range: 0dBV – 75dBV
Equalization Response: RIAA Curve
Equalization 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: 160mm (w) x 43mm (d), 72 (h)
Weight: 1.7 lbs