Chord Electronics has added the Anni integrated amplifier to its Qutest series. The amplifier has received a pair of switchable stereo inputs on RCA connectors and is capable of outputting sound to two pairs of headphones at once. To do this, there are two jacks on the front panel at once: 3.5 and 6.35 mm. Two more banana jacks allow you to connect a pair of speakers to the Anni.
Anni’s flexibility with respect to load is provided by the recently announced proprietary double feedforward error correction circuitry called Ultima. The novelty delivers up to 10 watts per channel to the speakers with two-stage gain control.
The recognizable color-coded input and gain buttons on the front panel are complemented by a volume control. The novelty has received a black aluminum case, milled on CNC machines.
For Anni, Chord Electronics has developed a stable external 15V Qutest series power supply. In turn, Anni can supply 12 VDC to power the Qutest DAC and Huei phono stage , two previous models in the series. All three fit perfectly into the proprietary QSS (Qutest Stand System) rack and form a fully functional desktop stereo set.
The Chord Electronics Anni Integrated Amplifier in the UK was priced at around £ 1,200.