Chord Electronics Huei Phono Stage

$1,595.00

 

Based on 30 years of amplifier-building expertise, Huei offers MM/MC compatibility and integrates turntables to any ultra high fidelity stereo system.

“Would I recommend this Chord Huei to an audiophile looking for a phono stage in this price range? You bet I would. I would also recommend it to an audiophile looking for a phono stage in a price range that is above the Huei’s asking price. And not only would I bet that this analog-loving audiophile be happy with choosing this phono stage, they’d end up saving money. And this money could be used to buy more vinyl!”

Tom Lyle – EnjoyTheMusic.com

“Chord Electronics’ Huei is a great new phono stage that’s likely to cause as much discomfort to its price rivals as the company’s iconic and affordable DACs have done over the past couple of years. On every metric I can think of, it seems too good for the money – it is built superbly, has a versatile feature set, a sophisticated and distinctive user interface and also sounds a blast. If you like hearing your LP records as nature intended, then right now Bartlett’s new baby is the best you can do on a reasonable budget.”

David Price – Stereonet

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Entirely conceived, engineered and manufactured in Great Britain, Huei has been carefully designed to provide turntables with the same high standards of amplification that Chord Electronics has become known for over the past 30 years.

Benefitting 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.

Huei is a stylish, practical and high-performance solution for integrating turntables into Chord Electronics’ (and other) systems and features both unbalanced (RCA) and balanced outputs (XLR) with RCA inputs. A high-quality 12V external power supply is also supplied.

Supported cartridges

Moving magnet and moving coil

Inputs

1x Stereo unbalanced RCA input

Outputs

1x Stereo unbalanced RCA output

1x Stereo balanced XLR output

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Power supply

Huei User Manual

Cotton Drawstring Bag

Specifications

Input Impedance:

Moving magnet: 47,000Ω

Moving coil: 100Ω – 3,700Ω, 12-step user selectable

Gain Range:

Moving magnet: 21dB – 42dB, 8-step user selectable

Moving coil: 49dB – 70dB, 8-step user selectable

Input Noise:

1.1nV/Hz

Max Output Voltage RMS:

20v 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)

Weight:

657g