small desktop integrated amplifier, Anni. Capable of driving both headphones and compact loudspeakers, the Qtest-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.
The new Anni desktop integrated amplifier forms part of the Qtest range and seamlessly complements the resolving abilities of the multi-award-winning Qtest stand-alone DAC and Huei phono stage. As a system, the Qutest components provide an unrivaled desktop audio solution, offering class-leading digital and analog technologies for the modern music lover. The company's compact QSS (Qtest Stand System modular equipment rack provides the perfect support, too.
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.
Benefitting from both 3.5mm headphone outputs and ¼-inch (6.35 mm) outputs, so two can listen simultaneously, plus 4mm 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. Two-stage gain control for loudspeakers provides additional flexibility with a wide range of desktop monitors.
Next-generation Dual Feed Forward amp topology
Powerful headphone amp with 3.5 mm and 6.35 mm outputs
4 mm (banana) loudspeaker outputs
Two line inputs
Power Output: 10 W 8 ohms
Signal to Noise: -92 dB
Noise floor: -110 dB
Frequency response: 5 Hz – 60 Khz (-3 dB)
Dimensions: 160 mm (W) x 42.50 (H) mm x 96.60 (D) mm
Weight: 625 g
Anni benefits from the same UK-made precision CNC-machined high-grade aluminum 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.