Chord Electronics’ first Munich High-End 2018 press release tells us that the new Choral Etude power amplifier is their “first fundamentally new topology” since the company was founded in 1989. The Choral Etude is rated at 150wpc into 4 Ohms but can be bridged into mono for twice that. Signal to noise ratio says hello at 108dB, damping factor at 10,000. Price? £3900. Shipping Q3 2018.
However, the press release is only half the story. At Etude’s launch event in Munich, designer and Chord CEO John Franks tells us of his desire to create an amplifier worthy of the company’s flagship DAC, DAVE.… Read the full article