Chord Electronics today is offering access to its ULTIMA technology in their first small desktop integrated amplifier, called Chord Anni. Anni is capable of driving headphones and compact loudspeakers in a Qutest sized desktop solution. Looking ideal for a high-quality desktop solution, or a higher-end headphone amplifier option, Chord Anni has their proprietory ULTIMA circuit topology that features in Chord amplifiers like the recently reviewed, Editor’s Pick, Chord Choral Étude.
Chord Anni forms part of the Qutest range that can be used to deliver the capability of the Qutest standalone DAC and the Huei phono stage. To complement this there is a Qutest modular rack available too. Anni has two headphone outputs at the front, both 6.35mm and 3.5mm on either side of the dual volume/input control selector. There are 4mm banana plugs at the rear to drive a pair of compact loudspeakers with 10W/channel of Chord’s ULTIMA electronics. Anni features Chord’s trademark polychromatic control spheres that manage the power and gain controls.
Chord Anni is shipping now (black only); UK SRP: £1,195
About Chord Electronics Ltd
Chord Electronics Ltd is a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance hi-fi and audio products. Since 1989, from its spectacular riverside base in Kent, England, Chord Electronics has been creating some of the planet’s finest hi-fi, home cinema and professional audio equipment. A technology-driven innovator, Chord Electronics continues to deliver excellence through exemplary audio engineering, cutting-edge design and a true aesthetic understanding.
Chord Electronics is trusted and admired internationally and its global customer base includes Metropolis Studios, Abbey Road Studios (London); Sony Music Studios (New York), Skywalker Sound (California) and more. www.chordelectronics.co.uk