Ultima shrink – It's Chord's new class A/B Anni [€1'549] which shrinks their Ultima circuit topology into a tiny desktop integrated for head/speakerfi where its 10wpc lift higher. Add a Qutest DAC and Huei phono stage and you've got yourself this bonsai triple stack. Anni's outputs are on 3.5mm/6.35mm headfi and 4mm bananas. The volume control doubles as selector for two line-level inputs. A separate 2-stage gain control adapts the circuit to different loads. A 15V external power adapter provides the go juice. Black is the color du jour and the photo shows it in the bottom position when parked in the matching micro stand. Small stands tall?