Chord Electronics Unleashes BerTTi: The Affordable Power Amp Taking Audio to New Heights

Chord Electronics Unleashes BerTTi: The Affordable Power Amp Taking Audio to New Heights

In a move that has sent shockwaves through the audio industry, Chord Electronics has unveiled its latest masterpiece, the BerTTi stereo power amplifier. Priced at a tantalizing £3,995, this power amp represents Chord's most affordable offering to date, while still packing a punch that will make any audiophile weak in the knees. Prepare to be blown away as we delve into the groundbreaking features of the BerTTi and its game-changing ULTIMA topology.

The BerTTi is a fully balanced 75-watt stereo power amplifier, but it's so much more than that. It proudly introduces Chord's next-generation ULTIMA technology to the Table Top (TT) range, a series renowned for housing audio gems like the Hugo TT 2 DAC/pre/head amp and the Hugo M Scaler upscaler. With the BerTTi, Chord Electronics has raised the bar once again.

At the heart of the BerTTi lies Chord's revolutionary dual-feed-forward error-correction topology. This cutting-edge technology ensures unprecedented accuracy by continuously monitoring and instantly correcting signals before they even reach the output stage. The result? Astounding sound quality that will transport you to audio nirvana.

Flexibility is the name of the game with the BerTTi. It offers both balanced and unbalanced inputs, opening up a world of possibilities for connecting your favorite devices. The high-quality gold-plated loudspeaker outputs guarantee pristine audio transmission, while the 10 A IEC power inlet ensures a stable and reliable power supply. Chord Electronics has left no stone unturned in their pursuit of audio perfection.

Enhanced performance is the order of the day with the BerTTi. With two modified power supplies and an additional auxiliary power rail for the front end, this power amp delivers unrivaled power and precision. The custom-made MOSFETs are driven by an extra voltage boost, thanks to the innovative auxiliary power rail, resulting in a sonic experience like no other.

But the BerTTi doesn't just shine on its own; it's part of a trifecta that takes your audio setup to stratospheric heights. Paired with the award-winning Hugo TT 2 DAC/preamp ($6,725) and the Hugo M Scaler ($5,650), capable of upscaling audio to an astounding 705.6 kHz (that's 16 times the native resolution of a CD), this three-box system delivers an audio experience that will leave you breathless.

John Franks, the mastermind behind Chord Electronics, shared his excitement about the BerTTi, stating, "BerTTi utilizes our proprietary ULTIMA technology, which continuously monitors the electrical and thermal performance parameters of each MOSFET power device in this advanced design. This additional circuitry adds an extra layer of control that reduces all distortion modes compared to ordinary high-quality amplifier designs. From bookshelf speakers to the most demanding floorstanders, BerTTi can drive them all effortlessly."

Designed with a sleek and futuristic aesthetic, the BerTTi's precision-machined metalwork is crafted from solid aircraft-grade aluminum, ensuring durability and elegance. Available in Jett Black or Argent Silver, this power amp is a sight to behold, fitting seamlessly into any stylish audio setup.

The BerTTi joins Chord Electronics' illustrious ULTIMA lineup, which includes the legendary ULTIMA mono power amplifier, ULTIMA 2 and 3 mono power amplifiers, ULTIMA 5 and 6 stereo power amplifiers, and the recently released ULTIMA INTEGRATED. With each addition, Chord Electronics continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in the realm of audio amplification.

Technical specifications of the BerTTi are equally impressive, with an output power of 75 W into 8 Ω, a frequency response of 5 Hz-100 kHz with an astonishing +/- 0.5 dB accuracy, and a minuscule THD of just 0.008%. With a gain of 30 dB and an SNR of 87 dB (A-weighted), the BerTTi is a force to be reckoned with.

The Chord BerTTi is now available for pre-order, with an expected release date in September. To learn more about this groundbreaking power amplifier and to secure your spot among the audio elite, visit

Prepare to be captivated by the BerTTi's sonic prowess. It's time to elevate your audio experience to new heights with Chord Electronics' latest creation.