The Chord Electronics BerTTi is a fully balanced 75-watt stereo power amplifier designed with desktop configurations in-mind, which combines harmoniously with Hugo TT 2 and Hugo M Scaler to become a versatile system with performance that has the hallmark of its more esoteric ULTIMA range designs.
BerTTi features both balanced and unbalanced inputs, high-quality gold-plated loudspeaker outputs, plus a 10 A IEC power inlet. Further features include two modified power supplies for increased performance, plus an additional auxiliary power rail for the front end, which provides extra voltage to drive the custom-made MOSFETs.
British-built, BerTTi brings the next-generation ULTIMA topology to the ground-breaking Table Top (TT) range. When combined with the resolving power of the award-winning Hugo TT 2 DAC/preamp, the duo offers new levels of sonic performance from a small system. The addition of the Hugo M Scaler upscaler, with the ability to upscale audio to 705.6 kHz, 16x CD’s native resolution, makes the three-box system truly class-leading.
BerTTi’s sleek metalwork is precision-machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminium and is available in a choice of Jett Black or Argent Silver.
BerTTi is available to pre-order now (expected September) price TBA
Chord Electronics BerTTi Features:
75 W into 8 Ω
A powerful 75 W into 8 Ω tabletop amplifier, created with trickle-down Ultima technology.
Fully balanced XLR and single-ended RCA inputs
BerTTi can be sited away from its natural partner TT2 or other input sources (e.g. DAVE) with long cable runs using XLR with no signal loss. This enables short speaker cable runs between BerTTi and loudspeakers
High-frequency switch-mode power supply (SMPS)
Dispensing with noisy toroidal transformers that impact the audio spectrum, BerTTi employs a dual SMPS operating at a very high frequency, well outside the audio bandwidth
Proprietary MOSFET output transistors
Left and right channels behave identically. Close matching of our proprietary MOSFET devices, ultra-low distortion operating at high speed, gives an overall better performance than ‘off the shelf’ solutions
Part of the TT range, BerTTi is easily accommodated into all environments for high performance from a small footprint
BerTTi Technical Specifications:
75 W into 8 Ω
5 Hz-100 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
87 dB (A-weighted)
59 mm (H) 235 mm (W) 256 mm (D)