Chord BLU MK II Upscaling CD/Digital Transport

Chord BLU MK II Upscaling CD/Digital Transport
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£7,995.00
(£6,662.50 Exc. VAT)
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  • Chord Custom Coded FPGA
  • 1,015,808 Taps
  • Philips CD Pro 2 Mech
  • HF Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Upsampling to 768kHz
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Chord BLU MK II Upscaling CD/Digital Transport

The Blu MkII is a compact, FPGA-based upsampling CD transport which offers the world’s most advanced filter technology. Used with DAVE, the combination delivers class-leading CD sound quality and technical performance.

Put simply, the Blu MkII upscaling CD transport sets new standards for CD sound quality by using the very latest FPGA technology to implement advanced proprietary filtering and upscaling techniques. Our next-generation CD transport incorporates a powerful new FPGA core with extraordinary capability.

Blu MkII’s sophisticated WTA (Watts Transient Alignment) filtering and upscaling algorithms can output digital data at 705.6kHz (16 x CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution). When partnered with the critically acclaimed DAVE DAC/preamp, with its 705.6kHz-capable digital inputs, the Blu MkII sets a new technical benchmark for CD performance, while redefining sound quality from the medium.

At the heart of the Blu MkII lies an enormously powerful Xilinx FPGA. Rob Watts’ (Chord’s Digital Design Consultant) has used this to create his exclusive WTA M-Scaler technology, which incorporates the most advanced filter of its kind in the world. The Xilinx FPGA has also enabled a key breakthrough in tap-length (the technical indicator of how complex the interpolation filter is) taking Blu MkII to an unprecedented 1,015,808 taps.

A comprehensive suite of high-performance connectivity is offered and the Blu MkII also features a USB digital input, meaning that it can also be used a standalone high-performance upsampler, for use with other digital sources.

Further features include Chord Electronics’ legendary proprietary high-frequency switching power supply and a dedicated CD-only laser mechanism for an uncompromising performance.

Collect in store 4-6 weeks

Key Features

  • Chord Custom Coded FPGA
  • 1,015,808 Taps
  • Philips CD Pro 2 Mech
  • HF Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Upsampling to 768kHz
  • 768kHz USB Input
  • 384kHz BNC S/PDIF Input
  • AES Output to 176.4kHz
  • Dual Data Mode BNC to 705.6kHz
  • DXO Outputs
  • Solid Aluminium Chassis
  • Convection Cooled
  • IR Remote Control Included
  • Designed and made in the UK
  • 5 year Warranty

User Configurable Options

  • Selectable up-sampling: 1x selectable switch providing three sample rates
  • Dither: On/Off (Only operational with 16bit source)
  • Control options: Manual
  • Remote control (included – up-sampling modes not accessible via remote operation)

Included Accessories

  • 1.5m 10a IEC Mains Power Lead
  • Reference Blu Mk. II Remote
  • Blu Mk. II Owners Manual

 

 

 

  • Materials: Precision machined Choral aluminium casing designed by John Franks
  • CD Resolution: 44.1kHz – 705.6kHz (user configurable)
  • Connectivity (input): 1x USB input: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, & 768kHz
  • 1x BNC S/PDIF: 44.1kHz – 384kHz (up-sampled)
  • Connectivity (output):  1x Single AES Option: 44.1kHz & 88.2kHz, 1x Dual AES Option: 88.2kHz & 176.4kHz, 1x Single
  • BNC S/PDIF Mode: 88.2kHz, 176kHz, & 352.8kHz, 1x Dual BNC S/PDIF Mode: 176.4kHz, 352.8kHz, & 705.6kHz
  • Compatible with: Android, IOS, Windows, OSX, Linux
  • Chipset: Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx XC7A200T FPGA
  • Tap-length: 1,015,808 (16FS filter)
  • FPGA current draw: 10amps
  • Frequency response: 0Hz (DC) – 20kHz +/- 0.0000001dB
  • In-band ripple 0Hz-20kHz: +/- 0.0000002dB
  • Stop band rejection: -135dB
  • THD and noise (24bit input): -144dB
  • Noise 2.6 uV ‘A’ weighted: No measurable noise floor modulation
  • Signal to noise ratio: 126dB ‘A’ Weighted
  • Power supply: 90v AC – 24v AC Auto-Switching
  • Power consumption: 30w
  • Weight: 7kg

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £60 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

Exceptions

  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada

WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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