Chord Electronics CPA 2500 Pre-Amp

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Introducing the entry level CPA2500 Pre-amplifier. The Chord CPA 2500 is of minimalist design but utilises a highly accurate, high-performance balanced output amplifier section. It is operated manually or via the remote control handset and has an unbalanced line level source selection unit for selecting and adjusting the signal levels of up to 6 unbalanced input signal sources and is for use prior to the main high power amplification of a quality hi-fi system.

The CPA 2500 is a full width design with matching style and character to the SPM 650 Power amplifier. The open airy sound of the CPA 2500 is instantly recognisable to anyone familiar with Chord Electronics power amplifiers. The CPA 2500 is transparent and flexible in its ability to "disappear" within the music. Full display and remote control features enable total mastery over the six unbalanced inputs.

The unit features two separate monitor inputs and outputs. Monitoring (Tape, DAT, CDR) is possible from any source to either of the tape recorder outputs. The CPA 2500 has been configured with 2 input selector buses, each bus connected to one monitor output. The CPA 2500 comes fully equipped with two pairs of balanced and one pair of unbalanced outputs. The output stage has been specially designed to perfectly match any Chord Electronics power amplifier. Six pairs of RCA phono style unbalanced inputs are configured for two CD players, one VCR or DVD player, one Radio or Tuner & two recording output monitors.

These controls can be manually or remotely operated. The volume control is displayed digitally with figures from 00 to 98 with a logarithmic law. The balance control also has an indication for the direction of travel.

As with all Chord Electronics products each piece of metal work is machined from solid aluminium giving a superb rigid construction that gives unsurpassed vibration damping with stunning looks to match.


1kHz -91dB 20kHz -87dB


SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: -93dB all inputs except Video (-83dB):

1kHz 95dB 20kHz 89dB


UNBALANCED INPUTS: Disc 1, Disc 2, Video, Radio, Tape 1 and Tape 2.:

OUTPUTS: 2 pairs balanced outputs (3-pin XLR) O/P 1 & 2.
1 unbalanced RCA phono style.
2 Tape outputs, unbalanced RCA phono style.

FREQUENCY RANGE: 2.5Hz - 200kHz (-3dB):

INPUT MAX: Disc 1 3.6V rms Radio 3.6V rms
Disc 2 3.6V rms Tape 1 3.6V rms
Video 3.6V rms Tape 2 3.6V rms

NOMINAL GAIN: 1:1.3 (1V AC In gives 1.3V AC Out) RCA in to RCA out:


OUTPUT MAX: 15.6V rms balanced
7.8V rms unbalanced

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 470ohms (short circuit protected):

DIMENSIONS (MM): 420 x 88 x 355 (Width x Height x Depth):

WEIGHT: 10 Kg:
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