Chord SPM1200 MkII power amp – immaculate

Chord SPM1200 MkII power amp – immaculate

For sale, a lovely gem of an amplifier, the Chord SPM1200 MkII. This example dates to May 2013 and has been treated with great care.

Condition is excellent, it’s boxed and warranted for two years.

RRP is £8950

£5350 + £15 carriage

The SPM 1200 MkII is widely regarded as Chord’s most famous power amp and one that neatly combines great performance and fine value for money. The 350-watt powerhouse offers huge reserves of instantly delivered, precisely controlled power.

Using the latest low-distortion amplifier circuitry with our own proprietary lateral-structure dual-die MOSFETs (16 x 150 watt devices per channel), the SPM1200MkII is able to drive more difficult loudspeaker loads effortlessly, with clarity and precision.

At the heart of the amplifier is Chord’s own 2KW high-frequency switch-mode power supply with our unique dynamic coupling. The technique allows instantaneous power to be taken from both power rails simultaneously when the music demands, giving perfect balance and dynamic precision.

The technology is complemented by a large bank of energy-storage capacitors that are ‘recharged’ by the power supply many thousands of times a second, giving the amplifier huge reserves and the ability to react without strain, to any signal.

The amplifier offers both balanced and unbalanced inputs (two of each), plus a pair of high-current loudspeaker outputs with gold-plated connections. Simplicity of operation is retained with a single power button to switch the SPM1200Mk II out of standby.

Specification

Output Power:

350w RMS per channel @ 0.05% distortion into 8Ω

Frequency Response:

-1dB – 0.2Hz to 46kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio:

Better than -103dB

Channel Separation:

Better than 90dB

Input Impedance:

100kΩ Unbalanced/Balanced

Input Capacitance:

<30pf

Output Inductance:

2.6μH

Slew Rate:

60v per μS 1kHz, 20v Square Wave

Gain:

30dB

Stability:

Unconditional

Dimensions Without Integra Legs:

420mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 120mm (h)

Dimensions With Included Integra Legs:

480mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 160mm (h)

Weight:

15kG

Inputs:

1x Stereo Pair of Gold Plated Balanced XLR Inputs

1x Stereo Pair of Gold Plated Unbalanced RCA Inputs

1x 12v Trigger Input – Chord Electronics Auto Start

Output:

1x Pair of High Quality, High Current, Gold Plated Type Speaker Terminals

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