WARNING: if you hear one you will need one! This is the warning by the brand;, not me. England’s Chord Electronics is an engineering firm with a passion to make the world’s best-sounding audio products. They have developed many highly innovative proprietary technologies that simply cannot be copied. The latest from them for best-seeking audiophiles are CPA 3000 preamplifier and SPM 1050 power amplifier. The fully balanced CPA 3000 is the newest of Chord’s new generation pre-amplifiers. It features Chord’s latest Ultra High-Frequency power supplies, a completely re-designed short signal path, and an ultra low noise circuit to give the very best noise floor performance.
While the SPM 1050 is the newest stereo power amplifier. Using Chord’s latest low distortion amplifier circuitry and proprietary lateral structure dual-die MOSFETs, the SPM 1050 is able to drive more difficult loudspeaker loads with clarity and precision. The CPA 3000 is tagged at $12,300 while the SPM 1050sells for, $9300.