Entirely conceived, engineered and manufactured in Great Britain, Huei has been carefully designed to provide turntables with the same high standards of amplification that Chord Electronics has become known for over the past 30 years.

Benefitting from both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil functionality, Huei offers compatibility with a huge range of cartridges thanks to comprehensive gain and impedance-matching options; Huei’s high- and low-gain switching settings are easily accessible via front-panel controls, introducing welcome flexibility.

Huei’s advanced design offers (for the first time in a Chord Electronics phono preamp) ultra-low-noise microprocessor control of its main features, including a convenient memory function. With multiple options for impedance-matching, seven-stage switchable gain and a switchable rumble filter, Huei’s design offers comprehensive compatibility.

Precision-machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminium billet, Huei has a similar form factor to the company’s Qutest DAC and also offers a top-mounted viewing window into the illuminated electronics within. The design also shares the same polychromatic control spheres the company has become known for in its digital products. The illuminated front-panel spheres offer direct access to Huei’s gain and impedance settings, selection for MM/MC cartridges and access to the on-board rumble filter.

Huei is a stylish, practical and high-performance solution for integrating turntables into Chord Electronics’ (and other) systems and features both balanced (RCA) and unbalanced outputs (XLR) with RCA inputs. A high-quality 12V external power supply is also supplied

Input Impedance:

30Ω – 47kΩ, 50pF – 150pF

Input Noise:

1.1nV/Hz

Max Output Voltage RMS:

10v RMS

Equalisation Gain Range:

0dBV – 75dBV

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)

Input Power Supply:

12v – 100v to 240v 50/60Hz PSU

Dimensions:

160mm (w) x 43mm (d), 72mm (h)

Weight:

770g

About Chord Electronics

Chord Electronics Ltd.

Chord Electronics have been producing cutting-edge digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and amplifiers, using innovative techniques and methods, since their founding in England in 1989.  Founder John Franks and engineer Rob Watts have once and again turned the audio world upside down with their outstanding and unique designs.

At the heart of every Chord DAC is an FPGA chip (field-programmable gate array), which Chord packs with thousands upon thousands of lines of code, to optimize the conversion for timing and noise, and deliver and incredibly natural, musical sound.  This sets Chord Electronics apart, as instead of turning to mass-produced, off-the shelf integrated circuits for the heart of their DAC’s, they craft their own circuit in-house for each design. This is why no other DAC on the market sounds like a Chord DAC.

Our Take

The Chord Huei offers vinyl fans a versatile, quiet, and stout phono pre, all in a tiny, beautiful chassis. Give your turntable the mate it deserves, and output some gorgeous sound to the rest of your headphone and/or speaker system with this little piece!