Chord Electronics has successfully implemented high frequency power supplies which operate at a much higher frequency than conventional power supplies and are therefore much better suited to high power applications. As a result Chord amplifiers are smaller and lighter, they run cooler, deliver more power and respond faster. Chord amplifiers feature lower distortion and an absolutely dead-quiet background.
The Étude is a very powerful yet compact unit that delivers a clarity of sound that is second to none.
The Chord SPM 650 entry level power amplifier utilizes Chord’s renowned high frequency power supply techniques and proprietary lateral structure dual-die MOSFETs. The SPM 650 retains the clarity, style and outstanding dynamics of Chord’s larger amplifiers and will easily drive low impedance loudspeakers. The SPM 650 delivers 130 watts per channel into 8 ohms or 170 watts into 4. Shown below with optional nickel legs.
Chord Electronics new SPM 1050 MkII power amplifier, first unveiled at High End 2016, Munich, is now available worldwide. The new MkII version directly replaces the original and introduces the latest Chord amplifier technology, plus some key aesthetic improvements.