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Chord Electronics Huei Compact MM/MC Phono Stage

£995.00 £829.17
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Huei
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3 Years
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SPEAKER CABLES:

A quantity of 2 means you will receive a pair of speaker cables e.g. for your front left and front right speakers. By entering a quantity of 1, you will get a cable for a single speaker e.g. centre speaker and this option also enables you to vary the length (and termination) of your cable for each speaker.

OTHER CABLES:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive a single cable in the case of aerial, satellite, subwoofer, digital coaxial & optical cables and a pair of cables in the case of 2 rca to 2 rca analogue audio cables.

NON-CABLE PRODUCTS:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive 1 of the specified products.

Available in the UK only

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Newly unveiled by Chord Electronics, Huei is a multi-cartridge compatible phono stage in the compact Qutest chassis. Keeping with Chord Electronic's usual high standards of design and manufacture, Huei offers support for a wide range of cartridges due to its capability of switching between Moving Magnet/Moving Coil cartridges, alongside various gain and impedance options selectable via the easily accessible front controls.

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Chord Electronics Huei Compact MM/MC Phono Stage

 

Newly unveiled by Chord Electronics, Huei is a multi-cartridge compatible phono stage in the compact Qutest chassis. Keeping with Chord Electronic's usual high standards of design and manufacture, Huei offers support for a wide range of cartridges due to its capability of switching between Moving Magnet/Moving Coil cartridges, alongside various gain and impedance options selectable via the easily accessible front controls.

You will be hard pressed to find a phono stage as capable and performance focused as Huei at this price point.

 

Here is what Chord Electronics say about the Huei

Huei is a compact phono stage that offers both MM and MC compatibility allowing turntables to integrate into amplifiers with ease. 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.

Features

  • Supports both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridges
  • Selectable impedance: 30Ω, 100Ω, 5kΩ, and 4.7pf
  • Selectable gain: 60dB, 65dB, and 70dB
  • Stereo unbalanced RCA inputs
  • Stereo unbalanced RCA outputs and Stereo balanced XLR Outputs
  • Country of manufacture: England

 

 

"The Chord Huei is a good place to start. And, I think, a good place to stop. This just might be the last phono stage you’ll ever need or want." (Read More)

Equipment Review - ecoustics - March 2021

"With Ortofon’s Cadenza Bronze moving coil cartridge Huei set up a big wide sound stage in front of me.There was no hiss or hum, just perfect silence until needle hit the groove. Spinning Fanfare for the Common Man, from Two Countries One Heart - an all-analogue and well balanced 180gm LP - kettle drum strikes were fast and clean, having plenty of visceral power. Brass blared with fruity impact and the whole performance strode along with good pace. Intrigued by the novel Rumble filter I pressed it on and off and bass power was unaffected, kettle drum losing no impact." (Read More)

Hi-Fi World - 4 World Review - 2020

"There's plenty to like about the stereo imaging, which is open and stable. Instruments and sounds are confidently placed in the decently sized soundstage and don't wander as the music becomes more demanding. There's a pleasing lack of hardness and edge to the sound, which makes it easy to sit in front of for hours on end." (Read More)

What Hi-Fi? 4 Star Review - December 2019

“The Huei is all about clarity and space, rather than how well it smoothes out your forward-sounding cartridge or sweetens up your scratchy records.

The Chord's wide open, glass-clear midband integrates smoothly with a strong bass and crisp, extended treble. This makes for a very neutral reading of whatever LP you care to play, with the unusual combination of a well lit and highly revealing upper midband, and very low record surface noise.”

Stereonet 5 Star Applause Award - November 2019

 

Specification

  • 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
  • Weight: 770g
  • Dimensions: 160mm (W) x 43mm (D) x 72mm (H)
  • Boxed Weight: 1500g
  • Please Note: We are unable to ship this item for International orders if a local Chord Electronics distributor is available

 

About Chord Electronics Made in United Kingdom

Chord Electronics was founded in 1989 by John Franks who had previously held Directorships with Astec, the world leader in high frequency power supplies, Raytheon and AT&T. A thorough mix of graduate level intellect, design experience and dedicated craft persons embody Chords production team, with our sales being achieved through a reputation of technical excellence, reliability and superb sound quality. Years of research and innovation have been invested in the Chord range. From the outset, when Chord started applying the technologies that lifted products from the mainstream, the company has been leading the field. With the watchwords of innovation and uncompromised audio quality, we have consistently invested our products with precision engineering and attention to detail. This is as true for our professional products as the astonishing hi-fi portfolio that continually wins the hearts and minds of listeners and reviewers alike.

Specification

  • 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
  • Weight: 770g
  • Dimensions: 160mm (W) x 43mm (D) x 72mm (H)
  • Boxed Weight: 1500g
  • Please Note: We are unable to ship this item for International orders if a local Chord Electronics distributor is available

UK Delivery

 

1. We use Royal Mail 1st Class Services as a Standard Postage Option

Orders received before 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) are usually dispatched the same day by FIRST CLASS post (unless premium postal or timed courier services are selected), subject to stock availability. Over 98% of our orders are usually delivered the next working day including Saturdays.

Standard delivery is usually within 2-3 working days, although 98% of all orders are delivered the next working day including Saturdays . In extreme cases, such as delivery to the Highlands and Islands, this may take 3 days.

All items are fully insured and come with an invoice from Futureshop.co.uk. We use the Royal Mail for delivery of small packages and DPD or Interlink Express for items that weigh over 2KG. Items over 2KG are fully insured and will usually be delivered within 48 hours of placing your order Monday to Friday subject to stock availability. For International orders, we use FedEx Services where customers have selected this option.

Please note, special orders for non-standard cable lengths or custom-made cables may be subject to longer delivery time-scales. This may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

We offer 'Free UK delivery on orders over £99' subject to the following terms & conditions:

  • Applies only to orders with £99 or more of items (including VAT at the UK rate), at FutureShop.co.uk
  • Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK (excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by UK Mail).
  • Applies only to deliveries to addresses within mainland UK and Northern Ireland addresses. Applies only to orders that are to be delivered to a single Mainland UK delivery address.
  • You will not be eligible for free delivery on your order if any items are cancelled or returned for a refund, bringing the total order amount below £99. Where items are returned, the refund due will be the cost of the item less any postage costs.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue 'Free delivery on orders over £99 promotion at any time.
  • FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER £99 OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO TRADE CUSTOMERS.

Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD or Interlink Express next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK.

Free Delivery for orders over £99 excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by DPD or Interlink Express.

 

Royal Mail 1st Class Shipping DPD Next Day Delivery

 

2. Special Delivery UK - Guaranteed Next Working Day

We have 99.9% of the UK covered With Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. We guarantee delivery to most UK addresses by 1pm the next working day. This includes Northern Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey. Some places take longer to deliver to but we still guarantee delivery within three working days by 5.30 PM.

For the Next Day Special Delivery service, orders must be received by futureshop.co.uk by 4.30pm weekdays. Orders after the 4.30pm deadline cannot be guaranteed for same day dispatch.

Please note, Royal Mail Special Delivery for next working day may not be possible where non-standard cable lengths are ordered. If this is the case, the item will be shipped via The Royal Mail Special Delivery service as soon as the cable is custom made.

For orders weighing over 2KG, we reserve the right to ship items using Next Day Pre-Noon Courier Services where Royal Mail Special Delivery option has been selected.

 

Royal Mail Special Next Working Day Delivery

 

3. Channel Islands & Northern Ireland

We accept orders from all Channel Islands including Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. Unless you select a premium service, Items weighing under 2KG are delivered using our standard UK delivery option above. For items weighing over 2KG, a surcharge may be applied for all deliveries to the Channel Islands as well as Northern Ireland.

 

European Countries

Deliveries to EU member states are subject to 20% VAT. We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 10 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 3 to 7 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Economy - Item are usually delivered within 48 to 72 hours

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

Worldwide - Excluding UK & Europe

Deliveries outside of the EU are not subject to 20% VAT and so the 20% tax on items is automatically deducted when you login or register.
We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 15 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail - Items are usually delivered within 10-15 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.

Where the actual weight of the package significantly exceeds the shipping cost charged on orders, we may write to you for an additional shipping charge. For larger orders, items may be shipped in multiple packets.

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

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