Chord Electronics Huei

Chord Electronics
Phono Stage. Based on 30 years of amplifier-building expertise, Huei offers MM/MC compatibility and integrates turntables to our amplifiers.

Discover the exceptional craftsmanship of Huei, an exquisite phono preamp meticulously designed and manufactured in Great Britain by Chord Electronics. With a legacy of 30 years in delivering top-notch amplification, Chord Electronics ensures that Huei meets the highest standards for turntables.

Huei caters to a wide range of cartridges, offering both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil functionality. Its comprehensive gain and impedance-matching options guarantee compatibility with various cartridges, providing versatility that can be easily accessed through convenient front-panel controls.

Setting a new benchmark for Chord Electronics phono preamps, Huei incorporates advanced design features, including ultra-low-noise microprocessor control. This innovative addition allows for precise control over essential functions, accompanied by a handy memory function. With Huei, you can fine-tune your listening experience with multiple impedance-matching options, an eight-stage switchable gain, and a rumble filter that can be toggled on or off, ensuring comprehensive compatibility.


Crafted with precision from solid aircraft-grade aluminium billet, Huei boasts a sleek form factor reminiscent of our acclaimed Qutest DAC. The top-mounted viewing window offers a captivating glimpse into the illuminated electronics within. Huei also showcases our signature polychromatic control spheres, a distinctive feature found in our digital products. The front-panel spheres, elegantly illuminated, grant direct access to Huei's gain and impedance settings, cartridge selection between MM and MC, and convenient control of the on-board rumble filter.

Huei seamlessly integrates turntables into Chord Electronics' systems, as well as other setups, and features both unbalanced (RCA) and balanced outputs (XLR) with RCA inputs. To ensure optimal performance, a high-quality 12V external power supply is included.
Elevate your vinyl listening experience with the stylish, practical, and high-performance solution that is Huei by Chord Electronics. Immerse yourself in the rich, warm sound of your favorite records like never before.


Supported cartridges: Moving magnet and moving coil

Inputs: 1x Stereo unbalanced RCA input

Outputs: 1x Stereo unbalanced RCA output, 1x Stereo balanced XLR output

Input Impedance: Moving magnet: 47,000Ω Moving coil: 100Ω – 3,700Ω, 12-step user selectable

Gain Range: Moving magnet: 21dB – 42dB, 8-step user selectable Moving coil: 49dB – 68dB, 8-step user selectable

Input Noise: 1.1nV/Hz

Max Output Voltage RMS: 20v RMS

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

lwh: 45x160x88

Weight: 657g

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