Chord has packaged its proprietary Ultima amplifier expertise into its most diminutive design but. The Anni is the corporate’s first-ever desktop built-in amp, able to delivering 10 watts of amplification to headphones and audio system by its 3.5mm, 6.35mm and banana-type speaker outputs.
The Anni attracts on the Ultima circuit topology present in Chord’s high-end mono and stereo amplifiers. Due to its not too long ago introduced dual-feed-forward error-correction circuit topology, Chord says Anni’s amplification can match any headphones load, whereas a two-stage achieve management for audio system has been carried out to accommodate a variety of desktop screens.
The brand new desktop amp kinds a part of Chord’s Qutest vary alongside the Qutest DAC and Huei phono stage – which collectively Chord says kinds “an unrivalled desktop audio resolution”. An aesthetic match to its Qutest siblings, with aluminium casework (in a black end solely this time) and vibrant, polychromatic management spheres, Anni is appropriate with the corporate’s QSS (Qutest Stand System) modular tools rack.
Moreover, the Anni, which itself is powered by a 15V energy provide, has a 12V DC output that may energy its siblings when used with the brand new, provided Qutest vary energy adapter.
The Chord Anni is on the market from later this month, priced £1195. And it is possible for you to to learn our evaluation of the dinky desktop amplifier earlier than the week’s out.
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