Chord CPA 5000 Eight Input Reference Preamplifier

Chord


Collections: Chord Amplifiers

Type: Amplifier


When routing and attenuating signals, a Chord preamplifier both has flexible input and output options, and delivers the purest audio experience with absolutely no colouration and minimal distortion.

The CPA 5000 is one of two ultra-high-performance models in the flagship Reference range, representing our finest preamp engineering. The CPA 5000 offers a substantially larger chassis than our Standard Series preamps and contains the latest proprietary ultra-high-frequency power supply. When combined with our ultra-low-noise circuitry, the technologies give the CPA 5000 an incredible noise floor performance of below -130dB.

The CPA 5000 is highly flexible, too. It offers four pairs of fully balanced inputs, four pairs unbalanced inputs, plus two completely independent tape/recording loops. Each input has six levels of gain that can be individually selected to prevent large changes in volume when switching between inputs and all settings are stored via a microprocessor, even if power is removed. The CPA 5000 also includes two low-distortion, low-noise front panel headphone outputs to exploit the full potential of today’s high-quality headphones and give added flexibility for late-night or personal listening.

Also included, is fully balanced A/V bypass circuitry for direct connection to A/V processors, 12V remote triggering outputs at the rear of the unit to activate power amplifiers or A/V processors on power-up, plus Chord’s legendary aircraft-grade solid aluminium casework.

KEY FEATURES

  • HF Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Blue Velvet ALPS Potentiometer
  • -120dB Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Advanced Shielding Technology
  • Fully Balanced Circuitry
  • Analogue Signal Path
  • Input/Output Buffering
  • 4x Stereo RCA Inputs
  • 4x Stereo XLR Inputs
  • 1x 4x Stereo RCA Output
  • 1x Stereo XLR Output
  • Convection Cooled
  • IR Remote Control Included
  • Included Top Light Ring
  • 12v Trigger On/Off Input/Output
  • Solid Aluminium Chassis
  • Inputs & Outputs:8 Stereo Inputs and 1 Stereo Outputs
  • 4x Stereo Balanced XLR Inputs – Line In 1, Line In 2, Line In 3, and Line In 4
  • 4x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Inputs – Line In 5, Line In 6, Tape 1, Tape 2
  • 1x Stereo Output – Either via Balanced XLR or Unbalanced RCA
  • 1x Stereo Balanced XLR AV Bypass Input

Frequency Range:

2.5Hz – 200kHz +/- 3dB

Total Harmonic Distortion:

0.002% 20Hz – 20kHz

Intermodulation Distortion:

-120dB on all inputs

Signal to Noise Ratio:

-120dB on all inputs

Channel Separation:

20Hz @ 100dB, 1kHz @ 95dB, 10kHz @ 90dB, 20kHz @ 85dB

Channel Balance:

0.01dB

Input Max Voltage:

17v RMS Balanced – 8.5v RMS Unbalanced

Output Max Voltage:

17v RMS Balanced – 8.5v RMS Unbalanced

Output Offset:

0mV (Both Channels)

Potentiometer Performance:

0dB 0.5dB, -20dB 0.2dB, -60dB 0.24dB (13seconds Full Travel)

Nominal Gain:

All inputs subject to six levels of switchable gain – x0.5, x1, x1.5, x2, x2.5, and x3

Input Impedance:

100 kΩ Balanced – 50 kΩ Unbalanced

Output Impedance:

100Ω (Short Circuit Protected)

Operating Voltage:

85v – 270v AC (50Hz – 60Hz) Auto Switching

Power Consumption:

30w

Dimensions Without Integra Legs:

420mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 133mm (h)

Dimensions With Included Integra Legs:

480mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 173mm (h)

Weight:

18kG

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

  • 1.5m 10a IEC Mains Power Lead
  • Reference CPA 5000 Remote
  • CPA 5000 Owners Manual

OTHER ACCESSORIES & CUSTOM OPTIONS

Raw aluminium Integra leg option. 
Black anodised aluminium Integra leg option.
Nickel plated aluminium Integra leg option.
Gloss black acrylic side block option – replaces aluminium Integra legs.

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