AVAILABLE IN BLACK OR SILVER
BEAUTIFUL MATCH WITH THE DAVE FOR A HIGH END DESKTOP OR SMALL ROOM SYSTEM!
The Etude is Chord's newest power amplifier and one touting their entirely new amp technology! Utilizing three separate internal power supplies and rails to isolate like never before, Chord drops the noise floor through the basement, bringing detail and separation unparalleled at this price and performance class. This beefy yet demure amp will drive a hard load with ease, and can even be bridged if one wants to up to performance to dual monoblocks! A broad and deep soundstage unveils tactile detail and microdynamics, with a musical and exuberant presentation. A power amp one must not fail to consider at this price point, it's too good to not give a shot.
The multi-award winning Chord Electronics Choral family of products has never sounded so good. Welcome Étude to the table, a 150w Class AB stereo power amplifier featuring the first fundamentally new topology since Chord Electronics’ inception in 1989, using highly advanced technologies seen within the aerospace industry.
The Choral Étude has been designed to both compliment and exploit the full potential of the multi-award winning DAVE DAC, which has preamp functionality, and the brand new topology has even faster power delivery than exiting designs, offering unrivalled dynamics, life-like delivery of transient information, plus effortless control over loudspeaker drive units.
The design for Étude is based upon multi-feedback and dual feed-forward error-correction amplifier technology that intelligently adjusts and compensates the individual linearity of the 250-watt lateral structure high-power proprietary MOSFETs. Internally there are three individual high frequency switch mode power supply units, one for each active power rail and a final for the auxiliary rails. When paired with advanced internal shielding, active cooled plenum chamber design, and custom Chord Electronics MOSFETs, you have Étude, an world class extremely fast crystal clear amplifier.
Although the amplifier is conservatively rated at 150W into 4Ω, if you run Étude in bridged mono mode you can increase this to 300W into 4Ω.
Class AB Sliding Bias
HF Switch Mode Power Supply
Chord MOSFET Construction
Fully Balanced Circuitry
Stereo Balanced XLR Inputs
Stereo Unbalanced RCA Inputs
Solid Aluminium Chassis
Bridgeable to 300w - 4Ω
150w RMS per channel @ 0.05% distortion into 4Ω
5Hz – 100kHz +/- 0.5dB
Better than 95dB
6.7cm (H) 33.5cm (W) 17.5 (D)