Chord takes wraps off CPM 2800 MkII integrated amplifier

The first generation of the company's flagship amplifier made its debut in 2009 and its successor – the MkII – is set to be formally launched at next week's Bristol Show [20th-22nd February] with a price tag of £6690.

In this latest version Chord has added the digital-to-analogue circuitry from the Hugo and 2Qute in order to give the new amp greater flexibility.

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The CPM 2800 MkII delivers 120W of power per channel and comes with Bluetooth connectivity, with the Hugo/2Qute DAC stage offering support for up to 32-bit/384kHz audio over BNC coaxial and USB, or 24-bit/192kHz via optical.

DSD64 is supported across all inputs and DSD128 support is provided via the coaxial and USB connections. Meanwhile, there is a Class 2 USB input for Apple, Android and Windows devices (the necessary drivers for Windows products are provided).

The exterior of the amp includes a large panel screen – somewhat different from standard Chord amplifiers – that shows the input selected and volume. Further features include gold-plated binding posts and a remote control.

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