Chord Huei MM/MC Phonostage
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.
Huei offers compatibility with a huge range of moving magnet and moving coil cartridges thanks to comprehensive gain and impedance-matching options. Huei’s high- and low-gain switching settings are easily accessible via front-panel controls.
An ultra-low-noise microprocessor controls the main features, and offers a 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 aluminum 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: 1 x stereo unbalanced RCA input
Outputs: 1 x stereo unbalanced RCA output, 1 x stereo balanced XLR output
Input impedance (MM, MC): 47,000 Ω, 100 Ω – 3,700 Ω, 12-step user selectable
Gain range (MM, MC): 21-42 dB, 8-step user selectable, 49-68 dB, 8-step user selectable
Rumble filter: Rausch Slope -24 dB per octave below 50 Hz
Output impedance: 520 Ω (resistive)
Input power supply: 12-100 V to 240 V 50/60Hz PSU
Dimensions (HWD): 1.6" x 6.3" x 2.83" (4.1 x 16 x 7.2 cm)
Weight: 1.45 lb (657 g)