Chord Red Reference MK III Reference CD Player/DAC

The latest update to our full sized CD player range now takes the Red Reference to Mk III status. This update makes a major technological change to the disc loading mechanism to incorporate a geared motor drive. The door will now open or close seamlessly at the touch of a button. Additionally the latest USB technology has been added to provide a true asynchronous 192KHz input allowing use of the internal DAC to playback high resolution music stored on a computer. As before the stunning looks and state of the art design remain. The ground breaking DAC technology gives the most accurate reproduction of compact disc or stored media that can be obtained. With internal 176.4KHz upsampling data transfer, selectable RAM buffer clock retiming and now 18000 tap length filtering the RED Reference Mk III earns its reference status in the Chord range.

Find out why the UK’s biggest-selling hi-fi magazine Hi-Fi World awarded this player its top accolade of five globes in the reviews section of the site. Editor Noel Keywood described it as: “A player so advanced there is nothing remotely similar”.

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Product Description


Harmonic Distortion: < -107dB (1kHz, 24bit @ 44.1kHz) – < -115dB (100Hz, 24bit @ 44.1kHz)

Signal to Noise Ratio: >120dB

Channel Separation: 125dB @ 1kHz (>100dB @ 22kHz)

Dynamic Range: 122dB

Output Max: 6v RMS Balanced. 3v RMS Unbalanced.

Output Impedance: 75Ω (Short Circuit Protected)

Power Supply: Universal Input High Frequency Supply – 65v to 265v AC

Dimensions Without Integra Legs: 42omm (w) x 355mm (d) x 150mm (h)

Dimensions With Included Integra Legs: 48omm (w) x 355mm (d) x 190mm (h)

Weight: 14kg

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