Chord Electronics Symphonic

Planet Audio
Planet Audio
Planet Audio

To complete the Choral series, Chord have updated their long standing, high performance phono stage, using the latest high frequency power supply technology along with many key NEW features, to bring the performance levels and aesthetic style in line with the rest of the range. The Symphonic offers an almost infinite number of input impedance and gain options as well as balanced and unbalanced input option to the cartridge, all externally selectable, with selections signified internally with illuminating LEDs. Also incorporated in the design, is a new low frequency Rumble filter. This device uniquely filters out rumble signals appearing on both channels. The Symphonic has been designed for Moving Coil cartridges only.

The Symphonic Phono stage conforms to the RIAA curve without the IEC roll-off when the Rumble filter is set to off. This is commensurate with the high calibre of Chord amplification. The IEC curve response can be added by setting the Rumble filter to on.

According to the wiring of the tone arm on the record deck used, the Symphonic can be operated in either an unbalanced or balanced mode. All domestic equipment is designed to enable unbalanced operation. Better results will be achieved in balanced operation when used in a complete Chord system.

– Moving Coil 40dBv to 80dBv fully selectable input impedance from 25ohm to 47Kohm
– Input impedance options externally selectable with internal verification

Moving Coil 40dBv to 80dBv fully selectable input impedance from 25ohm to 47Kohm
Input impedance options externally selectable with internal verification
Unbalanced Balanced

9R4
66R
200R
9k4
94k
75pf
4R7
33R
100R
4k7
47k
150pf
all with 47pf
or 200pf
all with 47pf
or 100pf
Input
Noise 1.5nV/Hz (approximate – absolute still air)
Max. V rms 10V – all frequencies undistorted
Equalisation
Gain range 0dB – 60dB, 40dB @ 1 KHz
Response R1AA curve
Accuracy ±0.1dB
Frequency response
RIAA curve 12Hz – 25kHz
Total 5Hz – 40kHz
Rumble Filter
Type – Rausch Slope (–24dB per octave below 50Hz)
Music signal bias
Supply
Voltage 50Vac through to260Vac – Auto line adjust
Output
Impedance 520Ω (resistive)
Drive can drive 600Ω line 50% output
Withstand continuous short circuit
Max. Amplitude 8Vrms
DC offset <3mV (servo controlled)
Inputs Outputs
1 x pair of balanced XLR 1 x pair of balanced XLR
1 x pair of unbalanced RCA Phono 1 x pair of unbalanced RCA Phono
Dimensions (mm) 335 x 60 x 170 (W x H x D)
Weight 6kg