The cor integrated is an amplifier that adds no sonic character of its own to the music. It follows exactly the same design ethos for high resolution playback as used in the creation of all PMC’s loudspeakers, namely musicality, transparency and neutrality, where nothing is added and nothing is taken away. The role of the amplifier, like the company’s speakers, is to reproduce the music exactly as it is meant to be heard.
Designed and hand-built by PMC in the UK, the cor – the dictionary definition of which is: (anatomy) heart; (figuratively) soul, mind – is an integrated amplifier that works entirely in the analogue domain.
Every element of the cor has been developed with purity of sound at the top of the criteria list. The four unbalanced RCA analogue inputs are joined by one pair of balanced XLR inputs and a set of direct inputs that connect straight to the power amplifier. The cor integrated does not feature any digital inputs and is unashamedly an analogue amplifier for the purist.
All the components were specified without compromise after extensive listening tests, including the black PCBs and the volume control, which, together with the tone and balance faders, are motorised using the finest technology from professional mixing consoles, and are remote controllable. This provides flexibility to achieve the perfect sound on every track, without moving from your armchair.
Hear all the magic of music, with the cor integrated amplifier.
“If you’re looking for a top-class integrated amplifier, the Cor deserves a place near the top of your list. Highly recommended.”
– PMC’s first stand-alone domestic amplifier is a superbly musical performer, WHAT HIFI AWARDS 2018
Type:Pure analogue Class A/B integrated amplifierInputs:1 x balanced, 4 x single-ended, direct inOutputs:4mm binding posts, preamp out
Frequency response:20Hz – 20kHz +0/-0.2dB 5Hz – 80kHz +0/-1dBMaximum gain:15dBTone controls:+/- 10dBInput impedance:25kOhms, unbalanced >14kOhms, balancedTHD:0.001% at 1kHzMaximum input:5.5VrmsMaximum output:10Vrms
Rated output power, 230V mains:95W into 8Ohms,140W into 4OhmsFrequency response:20Hz – 20kHz +0/-0.2dB 5Hz – 80kHz +0/-1dBInput impedance:23.5kOhmsSensitivity:1V = 100W into 8OhmsGain:28.9dBTHD (Rated output power into 8Ohms):0.001% at 1kHzNoise:-101dB A-weighted re. rated outputDamping factor:>160 into 8Ohms, 20Hz – 20kHz
Dimensions:87.5mm (3.4″) H x 432mm (17″) W x 401mm (15.8″) D – inc. feetWeight:12kg (26.5lbs)