Chord Electronics SPM 6000 mk2

Planet Audio
Planet Audio

The new Chord SPM 6000 mk2 mono power amplifier has been designed with the same no compromise philosophy as the Chord Flagship Reference Amplifier the SPM 12000 mk2. Following the styling of the SPM 12000, the SPM 6000 is the largest mono amplifier we have ever built with a performance that is truly spectacular. Standing 20cm tall and 66cm deep this amp delivers a performance comparable to the SPM 12000. The secret to this level of musical performance and dynamic ability is the power supply.

High Frequency Power Supplies

The heart of Chord’s amplifier is based on technology directly evolved from the aerospace industry where incredibly high power outputs are demanded from very efficient designs in small spaces. Over twenty years of research and development have enabled us to complete our 5th generation of power supply. We are proud to be utilising spread spectrum, phased clocking, high frequency auxiliary and other advanced technologies, not normally found outside of the aerospace industry. The SPM6000 uses three of our 5th generation 4kW power supply units run in a parallel configuration but working individually.

Advanced Design, Batch Manufacturing and Test

Ultra high performance networked Silicon Graphics workstations, schematic capture; ASIC design, SPICE simulation, mechanical design and morphing are used to develop products, such as our latest version mono amplifier. All metal work goes directly from computer to metal cutting, as does the printed circuit board design. All our designs are proved with the very latest Audio-Precision System Two Cascade development test set, and our production testing is with the advanced Miller Audio Automatic Audio Test System.

Power Amp Section
Output Power: 650W rms per channel @ 0.05% distortion into 8 Ohms
1300W rms per channel into 4 Ohms
Dynamic Headroom: 850W rms per channel into 8 Ohms
1600W rms per channel into 4 Ohms
Frequency Response: 3dB, 10Hz to 90Khz (8Ohms)
Signal To Noise Ratio: Better than -103dB, ‘A’ weighted two thirds
Output Impedance: 0.03 Ohms
Output Inductance: 2.6mH
Output Connections: 4 x gold plated high current WBT connections
Slew rate: 70V per mS, 1kHz 20V square wave
Gain: 30dB
Stability: Unconditional

Dimensions: 480mm (w) x 668mm (d) x 180mm (h)
Weight: 40Kg

The unit is supplied with 8 leg Integra as standard but can be specified with 12 leg Integra at extra cost.