Chord Electronics Ltd.CD BLU MK IIusedChord Electronics Ltd. CD BLU MK II     PRICE DROP!For sale is the Chord Blu MkII upscaling CD transport in essentially mint condition. It is listed in 9/10 condition because it has been played and, therefore, is not new in box. It has performed fl...6001.00

Chord Electronics Ltd. CD BLU MK II PRICE DROP! [Expired]

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For sale is the Chord Blu MkII upscaling CD transport in essentially mint condition. It is listed in 9/10 condition because it has been played and, therefore, is not new in box. It has performed flawlessly for me, providing a wonderful, transcendent listening experience when paired with my Chord DAVE DAC. I am the original owner and I have enjoyed it solely in my smoke-free home. The unit is for sale because I have moved on from the audiophile hobby in pursuit of other interests now in my retirement years. The unit from purchased from an authorized Bluebird Music dealer in New York. It will come packed in the original box and will include the original manual, cable and remote control, plus a pair of 3rd party BNC cables purchased from Peter Stordiau/Phasure( Additionally, if the buyer is interested. I will provide RF noise reducing 3rd party ferrites at no charge. I will pay for shipping at no extra charge for buyers within the continental United States and Canada. The Chord Blu MkII provides wonderful sonic improvement and synergy with any DAC that offers BNC connections. I can state with complete certainty that, with the Chord Blu MkII, you will not be disappointed.

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.


 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 (upsampled)

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


User Configurable Options:

Selectable upsampling:     1x selectable switch providing three sample rates

Dither:                                     On/Off (Only operational with 16bit source)

Control options:                   Manual

Remote control (included – upsampling modes not accessible via remote operation)


Technical specifications:


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

Dimensions:                                 333.5mm (W) x 98.5mm (H) x 142 (D)

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