Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Headphone Amps

Chord Anni Desktop Integrated Amplifier Offers ULTIMA Technology

The Chord Anni Desktop Integrated Amplifier completes the circle and delivers their award-winning ULTIMA technology for high-sensitivity speakers.

Chord Anni Desktop Integrated Amplifier

If you’re interested in desktop audio, this new product introduction from Chord is definitely worth a listen. The Chord Anni Desktop Integrated Amplifier completes the circle for the British manufacturer adding an amplifier capable of driving far more loudspeakers than its modest power rating would suggest.

Capable of driving both headphones and compact loudspeakers, the Qutest-sized Anni benefits from the company’s proprietary ULTIMA circuit topology and is perfectly positioned to exploit the full potential of today’s high-performance headphones, desktop monitors and high-resolution audio sources. 

Chord Huei, Qutest and Anni Stack with Kef Bookshelf Speaker
Top to bottom: Chord Huei, Chord Qutest and Chord Anni

The new Anni desktop integrated amplifier forms part of the Qutest range and seamlessly complements the resolving abilities of the multi-award-winning Qutest standalone DAC and Huei Phono Stage which we reviewed in August.

As a system, the Qutest components provide an unrivalled desktop audio solution, offering class-leading digital and analogue technologies for the modern music lover. The company’s compact QSS (Qutest Stand System) modular equipment rack provides the perfect support, too. 

Chord Huei, Chord Qutest and Chord Anni Front
Top to bottom: Chord Huei, Chord Qutest and Chord Anni

Anni offers Chord Electronics’ recently announced dual-feed-forward error-correction circuit topology whether using headphones or compact loudspeakers. Anni’s advanced technology allows it to drive any headphone load, error-monitored and compensated amplification at all times. 

Chord Huei, Qutest and Anni Stack Rear
Top to bottom: Chord Huei, Chord Qutest and Chord Anni

Benefitting from both 3.5 mm headphone outputs and ¼-inch (6.35 mm) outputs, so two can listen simultaneously, plus 4 mm banana-type loudspeaker outputs, Anni delivers 10 watts of Chord Electronics-quality ULTIMA amplification, controlled by a fascia-mounted volume control that also doubles as an input selector switch for Anni’s two line-level inputs.

10 watts might not seem like a lot of power, but in a desktop scenario with high sensitivity loudspeakers — you are unlikely to require a lot of power.

A two-stage gain control for loudspeakers provides additional flexibility with a wide range of desktop monitors.  

Chord Anni Headphone Amplifier Front
Chord Anni

Anni benefits from the same UK-made precision CNC-machined high-grade aluminium casework common to all Chord Electronics’ products, and is entirely designed, engineered and built in the UK. The company’s trademark polychromatic control spheres govern the power and gain controls, complementing the fascia-mounted volume control/input selector.

Chord Anni Headphone Amplifier Rear
Chord Anni

Anni is powered by a 15 volt external power supply and benefits from a 12 V DC output, capable of powering the Qutest DAC and Huei phono stage when used with the new Qutest range power adaptor (supplied). 

Price and Availability

Chord Anni Headphone Amplifier with Qutest DAC, MacBook and Sennheiser Headphones
Chord Qutest DAC & Anni Headphone Amp Combo

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

You May Also Like

News

Our CanJam SoCal 2022 show report reveals some interesting surprises. See what headphones, earphones and DAPs caught our attention.

DACs

Does the Questyle M15 Dongle DAC deliver more for less and rival the Cayin, AudioQuest, and THX Dongle DACs?

Headphone Amps

The ampsandsound Kenzie Ovation Rev 2 Headphone Amplifier is no ordinary component. Buckle up. It's going to be a bumpy night.

Preamplifiers

While not inexpensive, the Chord Huei phono preamp delivers so much performance from your favorite cartridge that you may swear off digital.

DACs

Priced at $845 USD, the Chord Mojo 2 needs to be spectacular to merit a strong recommendation. Does it deliver? In every way.

Articles

The Naim Audio Uniti Atom HE and Acoustic Energy AE1 Speakers make an ideal combination if you're looking for a compact system with great...

Articles

Did you just quit Spotify Premium over Neil Young? The $449 Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 loudspeakers, Qobuz, and a Dongle DAC are your answer.

Headphone Amps

The Schiit Audio Folkvangr Headphone Amplifier is $1,800 and uses 10 tubes. The limited run of 250 won't last long.

Advertisement

ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2022 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.