Nestling in the Choral range, Chord Electronics Symphonic is their flagship MC phono stage, offering a range of advanced features over the entry-level Dual. The high-performance Chord Symphonic uses their 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.
Chord’s 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.
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 (including connectors): 333.5mm (W) x 59mm (H) x 142mm (D)