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Custom system for a major US corporation
Introduction
The Chordette boutique high-end audio system
is unlike any other. Individual high performance modules,
each with widely different features and capabilities,
which may be selected and combined together to
build the music system that suits you perfectly.
From the simplest single box system, the Maxx stand alone
apt-X™ Bluetooth power amplifier directly pairs to any phone, pad
or tablet PC to play your mobile stored music.
Alternatively, choose our latest design, the Index DLNA WiFi
streamer and Scamp stereo amplifier, as a compact two box
system giving you direct access to all your network attached stored
music and internet radio stations with control and cover art going
straight to your tablet PC.
If your interests include vinyl recording, archiving and
downloading, we have modules that cover these too. We even
have a matching PC to become the heart of your stored
music system.
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Chordette Carry is secure and
tough and holds up to four
Chordette units. Easy storage,
either at home or on the move.
Chordette CARRY System
Chordette
MODULAR System
The Chordette Modular stand is both elegant and
practical. Allowing any number of Chordette units to
be housed within an extremely small footprint.
The base comes with two side pieces, two
interlocking bolts, top caps, covers and a key
for simple assembly. Further side pieces can be
added and locked in to accommodate additional
Chordette units. Base and side pieces are
precision machined from solid billet aluminium
and anodised in a natural finish.
The top caps are
available in any
colour so as to match
the colour of the
Chordette System units.
The locking bolts and
key are precision turned
from stainless steel. The
base comes with four
protective rubber feet.
Chordette Modular for the way you listen.
Chordette
INDEX
The ingenious Index is both a music
streamer and internet radio source with
WiFi and wired Ethernet connectivity.
It will find and play stored music whether it is
on a network computer, NAS drive or directly
via the in-built USB port. Using one of the many
apps available, control can be passed to a
phone or tablet PC to give track information
and cover art directly on the mobile device.
The Index allows you to listen to your music on
any audio device. Connect it to any hi-fi or
Chordette sound system to enjoy your music.
Access web radios even without your PC.
Listen to thousands of radio stations’ regularly
updated podcasts worldwide.
Choose from over 10,000+ commercial free
stations for all your musical tastes, from Blues to
R&B, Rock, Classical and many more.
Play media from local storage devices.
Just plug-in your USB flash drive and enjoy the
music, it’s that easy.
Enjoy music stored on your PC. Listen to your
favourite songs stored on your home
computers via your WiFi access point or
Ethernet network.
Technical Specifications
AUDIO OUTPUT
RCA L/R Audio Output, Digital Coax and Optical
USB MEDIA PLAYER
Play USB storage including memory sticks or HDD storage
DISPLAY
LCD display: 128 x 64 dot matrix
NETWORK
Wireless: high-performance 802.11b/g with WEP/WPA encryption, WPS
Ethernet: 10/100, RJ45
CONTROL
Infrared remote control or via phone or tablet PC with full cover art display etc.
INTERNET RADIO
vTuner service with 10,000+ internet radios & 15,000+ related podcasts
Browse by genre or by location
Streaming support: HTTP/MMS
PLAYER
Digital Media Player (DMP DLNA 1.5)
Digital Media Renderer (DMR DLNA 1.5)
Repeat & shuffle features
Media format supported:
MP3
AAC-LC
WMA
LPCM, WAV
Real Audio
FLAC
POWER SUPPLY
12V 1A 2.1mm connector. Centre Pin Positive
100V – 240V 50/60Hz 1A wall adapter supplied
Chordette
PRIME
The pre-eminent Prime pre-amplifier is designed
traditionally as the control centre for those more
complex systems featuring vinyl reproduction and
multiple digital or analogue sources.
The USB input will not only play back music
but will also allow you to record the audio from
any of the analogue inputs directly onto the
computer. During playback via USB, an optical
TOSLink output acts as a digital record monitor
or as a digital feed into another DAC or
AV system.
Stereo Pre-amplifier
Technical Specifications
UNBALANCED INPUTS
USB INPUT
OUTPUTS
INTERMODULATION
DISTORTION
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
THD
CHANNEL SEPARATION
CHANNEL BALANCE
INPUT IMPEDANCE
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
OUTPUT OFFSET
MAX INPUT VOLTAGE
MAX OUTPUT VOLTAGE
POTENTIOMETER
PERFORMANCE
POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
Featuring a clear, easy to read, vacuum
fluorescent display and with full remote or
manual control, the Prime offers all the functions
of much larger pre-amplifiers but in the same
size case to match the existing Chordette
products. Nothing has been compromised,
and audio performance is exceptional with
low noise levels to match.
Encased in our trademark solid aluminium
billet metalwork chassis, the Prime looks as
good as it sounds and shows the superb
engineering design, both inside and out.
The Prime is big on performance and, with its
many features, it is the perfect complement to
the Chordette range.
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4 x pairs gold-plated RCA Phono style
0.006%THD; 44/48KHz, USB 2.0 Compliant
1 x pair of gold-plated RCA Phono
1 x Chordette Control signal
1 x TOSLink Digital output record monitor
-100dB all inputs
-93dB all inputs
2.5Hz – 200KHz (-3dB)
0.002% 20Hz – 20KHz
10Hz 90dB, 1KHz 90dB, 10KHz 90dB, 20KHz 85dB
0.01dB
47k Ohms
100 Ohms short circuit protected
0mV both channels
5V rms
7.5V rms
0dB 0.5dB, -20dB 0.2dB, -60dB 0.24dB
(13 secs for full travel )
12V 3A 2.1mm connector. Centre Pin Positive
100V – 240V 50/60Hz 1A wall adapter supplied
160 x 70 x 40mm (Width x Height x Depth)
0.4Kg
Chordette QUTE
HD
The quintessential Qute HD is an ultimate performance,
USB asynchronous DAC with192KHz 24bit,
high resolution performance from your PC.
Technical Specifications
HARMONIC DISTORTION
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
DYNAMIC RANGE
SWITCHABLE DIGITAL INPUTS
103dBV
115dBV
118dBV
1 x USB HD, 1 x OPTICAL,
1 x COAx (44.1KHz to 384KHz/24bit capable)
OUTPUTS
POWER SUPPLY
2x RCA Phono
12V 1A 2.1mm connector. Centre Pin Positive
100V – 240V 50/60Hz 1A wall adapter supplied
160 x 70 x 40mm
0.4Kg
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
Based on Chord Electronics’ Robert Watts’,
world class reference QDB pulse array
tecnology, the digital design of the Qute HD
from USB input to the audio outputs, is
designed using state of the art Field
Programmable Gate Array devices (FPGAs)
with 0.5 million gates. The FPGA handles the
switching of SPDIF inputs, all digital SPDIF
decoding, digital PLL, RAM buffer controller,
WTA filtering and the fifth generation Pulse
Array DAC. All of these functional blocks are
designed at the gate level, for maximum
performance.
The HD USB input uses its own separate FPGA
and features asynchronous USB technology
isolating the digital clocks from the computer.
Each sample rate clock is generated discretely
using highly accurate crystal oscillators for
optimum performance and ultra low jitter
performance.
Propriety USB driver software is provided,
removing the restrictions of current operating
system audio playback. It also gives very easy
setup and sample rate selection from
44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz,
176.4KHz, 192KHz to 384KHz, allowing
for native high resolution or upsampling of
standard definition music.
The Chordette Qute HD again re defines the
future of digital music playback and may be
combined with a Toucan headphone amplifier
to provide a preeminent personal computer
listening experience.
Headphone Amplifier
Technical Specifications
Chordette TOUCAN
The terrific Toucan adds high definition
headphone capability to your system...
...and allows the transfer of music from either
an analogue music source or digitally streamed
from a personal computer or laptop via the
USB port.
Toucan and Index
Many hi-fi systems now omit the inclusion of a
headphone output making private or discrete
listening a problem. The Chordette Toucan can
add this functionality back into any system
conveniently, giving a true high quality
headphone listening experience. It features
both gold plated RCA phono inputs and true
balanced XLR inputs for analogue sources and
has two headphone jack sockets so two
people can listen at the same time, hence the
name Toucan meaning ‘two can listen’.
Having a USB port means the Toucan can be
connected to a personal computer and will
seamlessly appear as an audio device by the
operating system. Music played on the
computer will be digitally decoded and then
converted to a hi-fi quality signal for playback.
Toucan and Qute
The listening experience has been further
enhanced by the addition of a cross-feed
network filter. When selected, this will provide
a spatial effect giving the feeling that the music
has moved outside the head. This results in
a more coherent soundstage and lifelike
performance.
A manually operated solid aluminium volume
control makes for precise and easy volume
adjustment.
The Chordette Toucan adds advanced, fully
adjustable headphone connectivity to both
traditional and computer based hi-fi systems.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz – 200KHz
THD+N
0.06%
DYNAMIC RANGE
112dB
SWITCHABLE DIGITAL
1 x USB (B type)
INPUTS
1 x RCA Phone pair or xLR balanced pair
OUTPUTS
2 x 1⁄4 inch Headphone Jack Sockets
USB DAC
0.006%THD; 44/48KHz, USB 2.0 Compliant
POWER SUPPLY
12V 1A 2.1mm connector. Centre Pin Positive
100V – 240V 50/60Hz 1A wall adapter supplied
DIMENSIONS IN MM
160 x 70 x 40mm (Width x Height x Depth)
WEIGHT
0.4Kg
Moving Coil Boost Amplifier
Technical Specifications
Chordette DUAL
The dynamic Dual is for perfect
cartridge matching for your vinyl
audio reproduction.
The Dual features input impedance and gain
options that allow perfect matching of the
moving coil cartridge to reveal the true
potential of vinyl recordings. The advanced
circuitry gives superior performance and
applies the appropriate RIAA equalisation
resulting in the enhanced reproduction of any
record collection. The addition of a Rausch
slope filter to remove rumble from low
frequency music improves the listening
experience.
Dual, on its own
Additionally there is an onboard analogue to
digital converter with USB output for vinyl
recording to be archived to a PC or MAC. An
optical TOSLink output provides a digital
monitor to play back any recorded material
stored on the computer via an external digital
to analogue converter. This enables you to
listen to a true representation of the recording
and overcome any limitations of the onboard
sound hardware within the computer system.
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INPUT IMPEDANCE
30 Ohms – 47k Ohms, 50pF – 200pF
INPUT NOISE
1.1nV/Hz
MAX OUTPUT VOLTAGE
10V rms
EQUALISATION
0dBV – 75dBV RIAA curve
GAIN RANGE
60dBV, 65dBV, 70dBV, 75dBV
RUMBLE FILTER
-24dB per octave below 50Hz
INPUT
1 x RCA Phono Pair
OUTPUT
1 x USB (B type)
1 x RCA Phono pair
1 x optical TOSLink monitor
USB ADC OUTPUT
44/48KHz, USB 2.0 Compliant
POWER SUPPLY
12V 1A 2.1mm connector. Centre Pin Positive
100V – 240V 50/60Hz 1A wall adapter supplied
DIMENSIONS IN MM
160 x 70 x 40mm (Width x Height x Depth)
WEIGHT
0.4Kg
Chordette SCAMP
PRE-AMP SECTION
UNBALANCED INPUT
DIGITAL INPUT
GAIN
POWER AMP SECTION
OUTPUT POWER
The superb Scamp stereo amplifier
with both analogue and digital inputs
is extremely capable.
With RCA inputs, USB and gain control, this
can be used as a stand alone amplifier from a
single source or a power amplifier when
combined with the Chordette Prime, giving
great flexibility.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
Scamp and Index
Although the Scamp is small, nothing has been
compromised. The audio response is
exceptional with low noise levels to match.
Encased in our trademark solid aluminium
billet metalwork chassis, the Scamp looks as
good as it sounds.
This unit does this without resorting to fatiguing
‘D’ Class digital technology but uses, instead,
an innovative common drain, vertical mosfet
design, class ‘AB’ amplifier supplied by a truly
innovative looking quad transformer power
supply.
Stereo Amplifier
Technical Specifications
The Scamp is a 2 x 30w stereo amplifier with
built-in USB DAC, High Gain Analogue input
and a rotary volume control on the rear. The
Scamp can also be bridged into a 60w Mono
by the switch at the rear. The Scamp can form
a complete system with the Mogul or a PC
(laptop) into the USB socket and a set of
speakers. The high gain input is useful so that
music can be played from the low level signal
from a typical MP3 player via a jack to
two phono leads and still give a good
performance. The Scamp has an overload
protection circuit, preventing damage. This
special fold back circuit limits the output which
will recover automatically when the settings are
set correctly and the volume level has been
reduced.
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
CHANNEL SEPARATION
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
OUTPUT INDUCTANCE
OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
SLEW RATE
STABILITY
POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
1 pair RCA phono
USB (44/48KHz USB 2.0 Compliant)
Variable manual volume control
2 x 30W rms per channel @ 0.05% distortion
into 4 Ohms
1 x 60W rms bridged mono @ 0.05% distortion
into 4 Ohms
-1dB, 0.8Hz to 46KHz (8 Ohms)
-3dB, 0.8Hz to 77KHz (8 Ohms)
-1dB, 0.8Hz to 39KHz (4 Ohms)
-3dB, 0.8Hz to 75KHz (4 Ohms)
Better than –103dB, ‘A’ weighted two thirds
-80dB
0.03 Ohms
2.6mH
4 x gold binding posts
70V per mS, 1KHz 20V square wave
Unconditional
12V 8A
100V – 240V 50/60Hz power adapter supplied
160 x 70 x 40mm (Width x Height x Depth)
0.4Kg
Chordette MOGUL
This marvellous Mogul is a high
performance PC and can be the
heart of your multimedia system.
Media PC
Technical Specifications
KEY FEATURES
VGA Integrated VIA Chrome9™ 3D/2D
Integrated VIA Chrome9™ 3D/2D AGP
graphics with MPEG-2/4, WMV9 & H.264
video decoding acceleration
AGP graphics with MPEG-2/4, WMV9 &
H.264 video decoding acceleration
2GB DDR2 800/667 SDRAM (SODIMM)
Running the latest Windows™ 7 operating
system, it supports a vast range of multimedia
applications with full internet access and
support. Play music, download and playback
a missed television program, check your email
or browse the internet. The Mogul is the
perfect solution, small and unobtrusive in
any application.
1 x Gigabit Ethernet
Externally accessible SATA connector
1 x 320Gb Internal Hard Disk Drive
Onboard LAN 1 x VIA VT6122 Gigabit
Ethernet controller
Support for SATA hard/optical drive via
external connector
Onboard Audio 1 x VIA VT1708S High
Definition Audio Codec
6 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x SATA power connector
Supports HD audio
1 x DC-in power connector 12V 5A
centre pin positive
1 x HDMI port
Each of the new Chordette range has an
internal USB D to A converter, or A to D in the
case of the Dual. So the Index, Prime, Toucan,
Scamp, Gem, Qute, Peach, Dual and Toucan
Blue can all be connected into the Mogul by
way of USB.
1 x IDE 320Gb Hard Drive
Preinstalled with Windows™ 7 Home
Premium 32bit
1 x HDMI port supporting HD audio and video
Wireless keyboard with touchpad
1 x GigaLAN jack
802.11g WiFi Wireless USB adapter
6 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x VGA port
1 x Stereo RCA phono analogue audio output
The Mogul not only offers flexibility with the rest
of the range but also allows dual VGA and
simultaneous HDMI (including digital audio)
output so you can watch a downloaded movie
on your projector and email at the same time
on a normal LCD PC monitor.
The Mogul also has an internal DAC with RCA
outputs which, combined with a pair of active
speakers, creates a luxury high end solution to
home computing.
With both wired and wireless network support,
you can stream media content to and from any
other compatible product giving total flexibility
and compatibility within the home or office
network. Based on the VIA Nano Processor,
the Mogul offers customers a range of
advantages over competitor offerings,
including full 64bit software support, a
high performance superscalar architecture and
full support of the latest technologies for next
generation software applications.
The ultra compact Mogul supports 2GB of
DDR2 system memory and leverages a
power efficient, high performance 1.2GHz
U2500 VIA Nano processor to provide a very
capable and powerful system for the size.
The advanced graphics of the Mogul is
delivered via the VIA VX855 media system
processor with its support for a wide range of
digital media technologies. Within the chipset,
the high performance VIA Chrome9 HCM
graphics processing gives 1080p HD
graphics capabilities with the lowest possible
processor utilisation levels.
The product uses a specially designed I/O
add-on board which supplements the native
HDMI port to add a VGA port, a Gigabit LAN
port, analogue audio output and six USB 2.0
ports. Other features include 6 channel, DTS
capable audio with S/PDIF support,
via HDMI.
Included with the product is a full size wireless
keyboard with integrated touchpad for full
operation of Windows™ and media
applications, and a USB WiFi adapter for
connection to wireless networks.
SPECIFICATIONS
BIOS AMI BIOS, 4Mbit LPC flash memory
Processor 1.2GHz VIA Nano™
Windows™ 7 Home Premium 32bit
Chipset VIA Vx855 Unified Digital Media
IGP chipset
Power supply 12V 5A, 100V – 240V 50/60Hz
desktop adapter supplied
System Memory 1 x DDR2 800/667
SODIMM 2GB memory size
Weight 0.5Kg
Chordette TOUCAN
BLUE
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz – 20KHz
THD+N
0.06%
DYNAMIC RANGE
112dB
SWITCHABLE DIGITAL INPUTS
1 x USB (44/48KHz, USB 2.0 Compliant)
1 x Bluetooth Supporting A2DP & apt-x Stereo Audio
OUTPUTS
2 x 1⁄4 inch Headphone Jack Sockets
The Toucan Blue adds functionality back to any
system conveniently, giving a high quality
headphone listening experience.
USB DAC
0.006%THD; 44/48KHz, USB 2.0 Compliant
POWER SUPPLY
Music played on the computer will be digitally
decoded and then converted to a hi-fi quality
signal for playback through the headphones.
12V 1A 2.1mm connector. Centre Pin Positive
100V – 240V 50/60Hz 1A wall adapter supplied
DIMENSIONS IN MM
160 x 70 x 40mm (Width x Height x Depth)
WEIGHT
0.4Kg
The tremendous Toucan Blue headphone amplifier
allows the transfer of music from Bluetooth apt-X
music sources or digitally streamed from a mobile
tablet or laptop via its own USB port.
The listening experience has been further
enhanced by the addition of a cross-feed
network filter. When selected, this will provide
a spatial effect giving the feeling that the music
has moved outside the head. This results in a
more coherent soundstage and lifelike
performance. A volume control makes for
precise volume adjustment.
The Toucan Blue is an advanced headphone
amplifier with built in USB DAC and Bluetooth
receiver. It adds high quality headphone
connection to PCs, portable music players or
mobile phones via USB or Bluetooth from a
Bluetooth enabled device.
Phones, music players and PCs now transmit
high quality audio using the Bluetooth
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) or
the higher performance apt-X standard. Using
a custom designed Bluetooth receiver, we
extract and decrypt the normally unused digital
audio information and input this directly into a
high quality digital to analogue converter. This
gives better performance and enables CD like
transfer of music from the Bluetooth device.
Connection is a breeze and uses a simple
pairing procedure and, with a range of up to
30 metres, it can be used anywhere in the
home. Both A2DP and apt-X dongles are now
readily available for products without built in
Bluetooth.
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apt-X Bluetooth, USB input Headphone Amplifier
Technical Specifications
Chordette MAXX
The magnificent Maxx stereo
amplifier can be used alone for direct
apt-X Bluetooth streaming from mobile
devices, phones, tablets or laptops...
Technical Specifications
SWITCHABLE DIGITAL INPUTS
USB (44/48KHz USB 2.0 Compliant)
or Bluetooth A2DP/apt-x
GAIN
Variable manual volume control
POWER AMP SECTION
OUTPUT POWER
...or as part of a multi zone wireless streaming
system when used with the Mogul or other PC.
This gives true system flexibility to receive
streamed audio from multiple sources and
software packages.
Although the Maxx is small and compact,
nothing has been compromised. The audio
response is state of the art with exceptional
performance and low noise levels to match.
Encased in our trademark solid aluminium
billet metalwork chassis, the Maxx looks as
good as it sounds and shows off the
engineering design, both inside and out. This
truly amazing unit does this without resorting to
fatiguing ‘D’ Class digital technology but uses,
instead, an innovative common drain, vertical
mosfet design, class ‘AB’ amplifier supplied by
a truly outstanding 4 transformer 500KHz
power supply.
The Chordette Maxx has an overload
protection circuit that prevents damage should
the volume accidently be set too high. This
special fold back circuit limits the output which
will recover automatically when the settings are
adjusted and the volume level has been
reduced. Turn the volume control down and the
amp will recover and work normally without
the need to be turned off.
The Maxx allows you to start with one
product and then build an entire Chordette
multi-room system without replacing any item
or running wires through walls, and is truly
open sourced and not restricted to customised
software or source components.
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apt-X Bluetooth and USB input Stereo Amplifier
2 x 30W rms per channel @ 0.05%
distortion into 4 Ohms
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
-1dB, 0.8Hz to 46KHz (8 Ohms)
3dB, 0.8Hz to 77KHz (8 Ohms)
1dB, 0.8Hz to 39KHz (4 Ohms)
3dB, 0.8Hz to 75KHz (4 Ohms)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
CHANNEL SEPARATION
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
OUTPUT INDUCTANCE
OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
SLEW RATE
STABILITY
POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
Better than –103dB, ‘A’ weighted two thirds
-80dB
0.03 Ohms
2.0mH
4 x gold binding posts
70V per μS, 1KHz 20V square wave
Unconditional
12V 8A 100V – 265V 50/60Hz power adapter
160 x 70 x 40mm (Width x Height x Depth)
0.4Kg
Chordette GEM
The gorgeous Gem DAC allows the high
quality transfer of music via apt-X high
quality Bluetooth or USB from your phone,
PDA or tablet PC.
apt-X Bluetooth and USB DAC
Technical Specifications
HARMONIC DISTORTION
< -100dB (1KHz, 24bit @ 44.1KHz Sample
Frequency)
CHANNEL SEPARATION
100dB @ 1KHz
DYNAMIC RANGE
112dB
SWITCHABLE DIGITAL INPUTS
1 x USB (B type)
1 x Bluetooth supporting A2DP Stereo Audio
ANALOGUE OUTPUTS
2 x RCA Phono
DAC SAMPLE FREQUENCIES
44KHz – 48KHz
(Sample rate determined by connection)
OUTPUT MAX
2V rms. unbalanced
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
75 Ohms (short circuit protected)
POWER SUPPLY
12V 1A 2.1mm connector. Centre Pin Positive
100V – 240V 50/60Hz 1A wall adapter supplied
DIMENSIONS IN MM
160 x 70 x 40mm (Width x Height x Depth)
WEIGHT
0.4Kg
The USB port also allows direct streaming of
audio from a PC.
Modern phones, tablet PCs and personal
computers now have the ability to transmit high
quality audio using the Bluetooth Advanced
Audio Distribution Profile or A2DP for short.
Using a custom designed Bluetooth receiver,
we have been able to decrypt the normally
unused digital audio information and input this
directly into a high quality digital to analogue
converter. This gives much better performance
and enables CD like transfer of music from the
Bluetooth device. Connection is a simple
pairing procedure and, with a range of up to
30 metres, it can be used anywhere in
the home.
The USB port can be connected to a PC and
will appear as an audio device by the
operating system. Any music played on the
computer will be digitally decoded and then
converted to a hi-fi quality signal for playback.
Both the Bluetooth input and USB can be
selected using a simple switch on the rear of
the device. Audio output connections are made
via two RCA phono sockets.
The Gem allows you to unlock the potential of
your Bluetooth device and use it as a high
quality music source within an existing hi-fi
system. No wires and no discs, the future of
music is here – now!
Chordette PEACH
The perfect Peach is a high performance
multi input DAC with apt-X Bluetooth and
three alternative data inputs.
The USB port can be connected to a PC and
will seamlessly appear as an audio device by
the operating system. Any music played on the
computer will be digitally decoded and then
converted to a hi-fi quality signal for playback.
The Bluetooth, USB, optical and coax inputs
can be selected using a simple switch on the
rear of the device. Audio output connections
are made via two RCA phono sockets.
The optical and coax inputs allows the
possibilities of connecting to multi-room
distribution devices such as the Apple Airplay
or a SONOS system and vastly improving the
audio quality within these popular multi-room
solutions.
The Peach integrates with an existing hifi
system and allows the transfer of music from a
Bluetooth enabled product. The Peach adds
optical and coaxial inputs. The USB port
allows direct streaming of audio from a
PC or laptop.
Phones, tablet PCs and personal computers
now have the ability to transmit high quality
audio using the Bluetooth Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile (A2DP) or the even higher
performance apt-X standard. Using a custom
designed Bluetooth receiver, we have been
able to extract and decrypt the normally
unused digital audio information and input this
directly into a high quality digital to analogue
converter. Using a simple pairing procedure
and, with a range of up to 30 metres, means
the Peach can be used anywhere in the home.
Both A2DP and apt-X dongles are available for
Apple connection (iPods and iPhones), USB
connection or MP3 connection using a
3.5mm jack.
apt-X Bluetooth USB Coaxial and Optical DAC
Technical Specifications
HARMONIC DISTORTION
< -100 dB (1KHz, 24bit @ 44.1KHz
Sample Frequency)
CHANNEL SEPARATION
100dB @ 1KHz
DYNAMIC RANGE
112dB
SWITCHABLE DIGITAL INPUTS
1 x USB (44/48KHz, USB 2.0 Compliant)
1 x Bluetooth supporting A2DP and
apt-x Stereo Audio
1 x TOSLink Optical (44 – 192KHz)
1 x Coax SPDIF (44 – 192KHz)
OUTPUTS
2 x RCA Phono
1 x Chordette Control signal
DAC SAMPLE FREQUENCIES
44KHz – 96KHz
(Sample rate determined by connection)
OUTPUT MAX
2V rms. unbalanced
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
75 Ohms (short circuit protected)
POWER SUPPLY
12V 1A 2.1mm connector. Centre Pin Positive
100V – 240V 50/60Hz 1A wall adapter supplied
DIMENSIONS IN MM
160 x 70 x 40mm (Width x Height x Depth)
WEIGHT
0.4Kg
The Peach unlocks the potential of virtually
ANY device, either with solid electrical
connection or via wireless high quality
Bluetooth, and use it as a high quality music
source.
The Peach has a five position rotary control
switch at the rear of the unit. Position 1 USB, 2
Bluetooth, 3 Coax, 4 optical TOSLink and
position 5 relinquished the manual control to
the Prime via its remote control. The colour of
the lens will change in according to the input
pressed on the remote, blue for Bluetooth etc.
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You will love this unique
Chordette range.
Featuring advanced
European technology
with British design and
manufacture, it is the
most comprehensively
capable audio system
in the world today.
We know that these
beautifully crafted and
exquisitely made
Chordette modules
will fulfil all your audio
lifestyle desires and dreams.
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for more information: 01622 721444 • [email protected] • www.chordelectronics.co.uk
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