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Chord Electronics Reference CPA 5000 Reference Stereo Preamplifier

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When routing and attenuating signals, a Chord preamplifier both has flexible input and output options, and delivers the purest audio experience with absolutely no colouration and minimal distortion. The CPA 5000 is one of two ultra-high-performance models in the flagship Reference range,... Read More

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When routing and attenuating signals, a Chord preamplifier both has flexible input and output options, and delivers the purest audio experience with absolutely no colouration and minimal distortion.

The CPA 5000 is one of two ultra-high-performance models in the flagship Reference range, representing Chord's finest preamp engineering. The CPA 5000 offers a substantially larger chassis than the Standard Series preamps and contains the latest proprietary ultra-high-frequency power supply. When combined with our ultra-low-noise circuitry, the technologies give the CPA 5000 an incredible noise floor performance of below -130dB.

The CPA 5000 is highly flexible, too. It offers four pairs of fully balanced inputs, four pairs unbalanced inputs, plus two completely independent tape/recording loops. Each input has six levels of gain that can be individually selected to prevent large changes in volume when switching between inputs and all settings are stored via a microprocessor, even if power is removed. The CPA 5000 also includes two low-distortion, low-noise front panel headphone outputs to exploit the full potential of today’s high-quality headphones and give added flexibility for late-night or personal listening.

Also included, is fully balanced A/V bypass circuitry for direct connection to A/V processors, 12V remote triggering outputs at the rear of the unit to activate power amplifiers or A/V processors on power-up, plus Chord’s legendary aircraft-grade solid aluminium casework.

Available in Black or Silver Finish.

Features:

Inputs & Outputs:  8 Stereo Inputs and 1 Stereo Outputs
4x Stereo Balanced XLR Inputs – Line In 1, Line In 2, Line In 3, and Line In 4
4x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Inputs – Line In 5, Line In 6, Tape 1, Tape 2
1x Stereo Output – Either via Balanced XLR or Unbalanced RCA
1x Stereo Balanced XLR AV Bypass Input

Technical Specifications:

  • Frequency Range:  2.5Hz – 200kHz +/- 3dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion:  0.002% 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Intermodulation Distortion:  -120dB on all inputs
  • Signal to Noise Ratio:  -120dB on all inputs
  • Channel Separation:  20Hz @ 100dB, 1kHz @ 95dB, 10kHz @ 90dB, 20kHz @ 85dB
  • Channel Balance:  0.01dB
  • Input Max Voltage:  17v RMS Balanced – 8.5v RMS Unbalanced
  • Output Max Voltage:  17v RMS Balanced – 8.5v RMS Unbalanced
  • Output Offset:  0mV (Both Channels)
  • Potentiometer Performance:  0dB 0.5dB, -20dB 0.2dB, -60dB 0.24dB (13seconds Full Travel)
  • Nominal Gain:  All inputs subject to six levels of switchable gain – x0.5, x1, x1.5, x2, x2.5, and x3
  • Input Impedance:  100 kΩ Balanced – 50 kΩ Unbalanced
  • Output Impedance:  100Ω (Short Circuit Protected)
  • Operating Voltage:  85v – 270v AC (50Hz – 60Hz) Auto Switching
  • Power Consumption:  30w
  • Dimensions Without Integra Legs:  420mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 133mm (h)
  • Dimensions With Included Integra Legs:  480mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 173mm (h)
  • Weight:  18 kg
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