The Huei is derived from our
excellent $4,500 phono stage; the Symphonic. The Huei will sound every bit as
good as the Symphonic but the Huei will be significantly easier to use. Huei’s adjustable gain and impedance settings are easily
selected using the same front-mounted buttons as those used on the Qutest. Huei
accepts both MM and MC cartridges, whereas the Symphonic was MC only. Finally,
Huei will sell for one-third the price of
As Chord Electronics celebrate their 30th anniversary they are
proudly launching the Huei phono preamp, offering MM/MC compatibility,
integrating turntables to amplifiers with unrivalled clarity and
musicality. Designed and built in the UK, the Huei does not disappoint.
Chord continues to deliver the exceptionally high standards of turntable
amplification that we have come to expect from them over the past 30
The Huei’s dual moving magnet and moving coil functionality gives a
wide range of compatibility and cartridges. The gain switches can be
accessed easily on the front panel which allows for a greater level of
flexibility. There is a real feeling of control with the Huei, as you
have a number of impedance-matching, switchable gain, and switchable
rumble filters options. This phono preamp is the first Chord offering to
provide an ultra-low noise microprocessor as a main feature.
Similar to Chord’s Qutest DAC, the Huei is machine made from aircraft
grade aluminum. With a window on the top giving the user a view of the
electronics inside. The multicoloured control buttons that are present
in a lot of their devices are also present in the Huei. Giving the user
direct control over the impedance settings, rumble filter and the choice
between MM/MC cartridges.
In summary, the Huei is a well designed, versatile, high-performance
solution for anyone looking to integrate their turntables into their
amplification set up.
Huei is available in black finish only. US retail price is $1,495, ($1,895 Canadian). Huei is expected to ship October 2019.