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Chord Symphonic

Regular price $4,900.00 USD
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Moving Coil Phonostage

Our Symphonic phonostage brings advanced features and our proprietary technology to vinyl replay, enabling the easy integration of turntables into any system and yielding exceptional performance from your analogue music collection.



Nestling in the Choral range, the Symphonic is our flagship MC phono stage, offering a range of advanced features over the entry-level Dual.  The high-performance Symphonic uses our latest high-frequency power supply technology to exploit vinyl’s full potential, along with many new key features, to bring the performance levels in line with the Choral range, home of the DAVE DAC/preamp.

The Symphonic offers an almost infinite number of input impedance and gain options as well as balanced and unbalanced input options to the cartridge, making it a highly flexible device for integrating high-quality turntables into Chord systems. The comprehensive settings options are all externally selectable, with selections signified internally with illuminating LEDs.

A rumble filter removes unwanted low-frequency rumble signals appearing on both channels. The Symphonic Phono stage conforms to the RIAA curve without the IEC roll-off when the Rumble filter is set to ‘off’ Preamps: CPA 2500, CPA 3000, CPA 5000, and CPA 8000. Preamps: CPA 2500, CPA 3000, CPA 5000, and CPA 8000.; this is commensurate with the high calibre of Chord amplification. The IEC curve response can be added by setting the Rumble filter to ‘on’. According to the wiring of the tone arm on the turntable used, the Symphonic can be operated in either an unbalanced or balanced mode.



  • Moving Coil Cartridge Only
  • HF Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Selectable Gain
  • Selectable Impedance
  • Rausch Slope Rumble Filter
  • Balanced XLR Input
  • Fully Balanced Circuitry
  • Unbalanced RCA Input
  • Balanced XLR Output
  • Unbalanced RCA Output
  • Solid Aluminium Chassis



 Symphonic Quickstart guide

 Safety instructions

 10A Mains IEC cable


Chord Electronics Symphonic MC Phono Preamplifier

"What I heard when spinning records while the Chord Electronics Symphonic MC phono preamp was in my system was music, with nothing added, nothing subtracted, and was as if I was hearing a direct connection to the potential of my analog set-up. This is because this phono preamplifier is obviously made by those who put a value not on any sonic exhibitionism, but only on the music. At the same time Chord Electronics also has on staff some very creative designers, because while the Symphonic is performing its job of expertly transferring the small signal from the phono cartridge to the linestage, it looks extremely good while doing it. To all those who use MC cartridges in their analog set ups, I highly recommend this phono preamp.." - Tom Lyle



Selectable Impedance 4.7Ω, 33Ω, 100Ω
Selectable Gain 40dB – 80dB
Inputs 1x Stereo Balanced XLR Pair, 1x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Pair
Outputs 1x Stereo Balanced XLR Pair, 1x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Pair
Input Noise 1.5nV/Hz
Max Output Voltage RMS 10v
Equalisation Range
12Hz to 25kHz
Equalisation Response RIAA Curve
Equalisation Accuracy +/- 0.1dB
Frequency Response 5Hz – 40kHz
Rumble Filter Rausch Slope -24dB per octave below 50Hz
Output Impedance 520Ω (resistive)
Output Drive Can drive 600Ω at 50% output
Input Power Supply
50v AC – 260v AC – auto adjust 50Hz – 60Hz
Power consumption 20W
Dimensions (including connectors) 333.5mm (W) x 59mm (H) x 142mm (D)
Weight 6kg