Chord SYMPHONIC Moving Coil Phonostage

Chord


Collections: Chord Phono Preamps

Type: Phono Preamp


Our Symphonic phonostage brings advanced features and our proprietary technology to vinyl replay, enabling the easy integration of turntables into any system and yielding exceptional performance from your analogue music collection.

Nestling in the Choral range, the Symphonic is our flagship MC phono stage, offering a range of advanced features over the entry-level Dual.  The high-performance Symphonic uses our latest high-frequency power supply technology to exploit vinyl’s full potential, along with many new key features, to bring the performance levels in line with the Choral range, home of the DAVE DAC/preamp.

The Symphonic offers an almost infinite number of input impedance and gain options as well as balanced and unbalanced input options to the cartridge, making it a highly flexible device for integrating high-quality turntables into Chord systems. The comprehensive settings options are all externally selectable, with selections signified internally with illuminating LEDs.

A rumble filter removes unwanted low-frequency rumble signals appearing on both channels. The Symphonic Phono stage conforms to the RIAA curve without the IEC roll-off when the Rumble filter is set to ‘off’ Preamps: CPA 2500, CPA 3000, CPA 5000, and CPA 8000. Preamps: CPA 2500, CPA 3000, CPA 5000, and CPA 8000.; this is commensurate with the high calibre of Chord amplification. The IEC curve response can be added by setting the Rumble filter to ‘on’. According to the wiring of the tone arm on the turntable used, the Symphonic can be operated in either an unbalanced or balanced mode.

KEY FEATURES

  • Moving Coil Cartridge Only
  • HF Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Selectable Gain
  • Selectable Impedance
  • Rausch Slope Rumble Filter
  • Balanced XLR Input
  • Fully Balanced Circuitry
  • Unbalanced RCA Input
  • Balanced XLR Output
  • Unbalanced RCA Output
  • Solid Aluminium Chassis

Selectable Impedance:

33Ω, 100Ω, 270Ω, 4.7kΩ, 47kΩ

Selectable Gain:

58dB, 68dB, 74dB, 85dB

Inputs:

1x Stereo Balanced XLR Pair

1x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Pair

Outputs:

1x Stereo Balanced XLR Pair

1x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Pair

Input Noise:

1.5nV/Hz

Max Output Voltage RMS:

10v

Equalisation Range:

0dB – 60dB, 40dB @ 1kHz

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)

Output Drive:

Can drive 600Ω at 50% output

Input Power Supply:

50v AC – 260v AC – auto adjust 50Hz – 60Hz

Dimensions:

335mm (w) x 170 (d) x 60 (h)

Weight:

6kg

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