The Chordette Toucan is a high end headphone amplifier, designed to accept either an RCA, balanced XLR or digital input, with two headphones output sockets. Many Hi Fi systems now omit the inclusion of a headphone output making private or discrete listening a problem. Furthermore, the quality of many headphones outputs is substandard and included as a “last minute addition”. Adding a high quality headphone amplifier will allow you to enjoy the best possible performance from your headphones.
The Toucan features both gold plated RCA phono inputs and true balanced XLR inputs for analogue sources and has two headphone jack sockets so two people can listen at the same time, hence the name Toucan meaning ‘two can listen’. The addition of a USB port means the Toucan can be connected to a personal computer and will seamlessly appear as an audio device by the operating system. Any music played on the computer will be digitally decoded and then converted to a Hi Fi quality signal for playback.
The listening experience has been further enhanced by the addition of a cross-feed network filter. When selected, this will provide a spatial effect giving the feeling that the music has moved outside the head. This results in a more coherent soundstage and lifelike performance. A manually operated solid aluminium volume control makes for precise and easy volume adjustment.
Frequency Response 20Hz – 200Kz
Dynamic Range 112dB
Digital Inputs (Switchable) 1 x USB ( B type )
1 x RCA Phone pair or XLR balanced pair
Outputs 2 X ¼ inch Headphone Jack Sockets
USB DAC 0.006%THD;44/48KHz, USB 2.0 Compliant
Power Supply 12V 3A 2.1mm connector. Centre Pin Positive.
100V – 240V 50/60Hz 1A wall adapter supplied
Dimensions (mm) 160 x 70 x 40mm (Width x Height x Depth)