Chord SPM 14000 Ultimate monoblock power amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Source: SOTA Cosmos Series III turntable, Graham 2.2 tonearm, Dynavector XV-1S cartridge.
Digital Sources: Classé Omega SACD/CD player, Plinius CD-101 CD player, Simaudio Moon Orbiter universal player.
Preamplification: Manley Labs Steelhead phono stage, VTL TL-7.5 Reference preamplifier.
Loudspeakers: Legacy Audio Whisper, Wilson Audio Specialties Sophia.
Cables: Phono: Hovland Music Groove 2. Interconnect: Acoustic Zen Silver Reference & Silver Reference II, Harmonic Technology CyberLight. Speaker: Nordost Valhalla, Shunyata Orion. AC: Shunyata Anaconda Alpha & Anaconda vX, Wireworld Silver Electra 3+.
Accessories: Shunyata Hydra 8 (front end), Hydra 2 (amps) power distribution & conditioning; Grand Prix Audio Monaco, Ultra Resolution Technologies Bedrock stands; Ganymede isolation footers; Caig Labs Pro Gold contact cleaner; Walker Audio SST silver contact enhancer; Ayre/Cardas IBE system-enhancement CD, Cardas Frequency Sweep/Burn-In LP; Disc Doctor, LAST Labs record-care products; Argent Room Lenses.—Paul Bolin

Chord Electronics
US distributor: Bluebird Music
620 Wilson Avenue, Suite 360
Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Z3, Canada
(416) 638-8207

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I purchased 3 Chord amps and a preamp for various systems. Pre amp magnetic function selectors failed, making preamp useless. Stereo amp 1. one channel failed. Stereo amp 2. one channel failed. Stacked stereo amp, one channel in each amp failed. Remaining channels emitting shriek. As pre and amps were used in Central Europe repairs would have cost massive 2 way transport and insurance to UK for repair plus heavy repair/testing bills. Went to DIY tubes, Transcendent Sound, SE OTL. Realized the best full range speakers need 1/10 of a watt! Audio Nirvana, AER etc. Good luck with your Chords!