CHoco Sound Emei

Chinese chocolate – It's CHoco Sound's 138wpc Emei [$1'699] integrated amplifier hot out of the oven so we only have a few details yet. One, the brand is a subsidiary of Mr Liu's Kinki Studio. Two, Emei runs single pairs of p/p Exicon lateral Mosfet outputs and offers 2 x RCA and 1 x XLR inputs. Three, a six-pin auxiliary port can drive an optional DAC/BT module. Four, Emei was in R&D for more than two years then delayed by supply-chain issues. Five, the circuit is DC-coupled and the power supply a 600-watt 'audio-grade' switch-mode type. Six, a basic plastic remote is standard, an FMJ version forthcoming but optional.