The Nord One NC500 and UP version are based on Hypex NCore NC500 and twin SMPS1200A700 PSU’s  Standard Amps use Hypex Buffer board, while the UP comes with our Nord Class A Discrete Input Buffer board  with changeable discrete Op Amps, currently we offer two. The Sonic Imagery 994 and the Sparkos SS3602. Full Details Here.

All NC500 amps can be DIY upgraded to latest MKII REV D buffer amp spec at any time after purchase.

Now available as an option, our Easy-Stream Internal module can be specified to add music streaming facility See here for full details. With automatic switching between streaming service and external audio input.

With all the new developments in our SE NC1200 and new Pre-TVC we have not forgotten our standard NC500. A new improved internal and rear panel layout comes in larger 450mm wide case and finished with our new Aluminium badge and flush switch. The standard amp which started the NC500 buzz is upgradable to REV D MKII spec at any point in the future.

The UP's Sparkos Discrete Voltage Regulators ultra low noise and ultra fast transient responses provide clean power to the buffer and NC500 module. We use a full aluminium Italian chassis with choice of Dual Mono Stereo or Mono Block chassis with solid Aluminium Isolation Feet. Patented CHK gold plated 60A binding posts, Switchcraft gold plated metal body XLR sockets and blue "Halo" illuminated front switch.


Options available on the SE NC500 and NC1200 are not available on these models.


• Two Hypex NCore NC500 Module

• Two Hypex SMPS1200A700 Power Supply

•  (Standard amp) Hypex Input Buffer Board

   with LM4562 Daul Op Amp

•  (UP amp) Nord Discrete Input Buffer Board

   with running in full Class A

• True Dual Mono Design (Stereo)

• Distortion: THD+N - - 0.001 % 20Hz

• SNR 135dB

• Frequency Response: 0 - 50k Hz +0/-3dB

• Low Distortion: THD+N - - 0.001 % 20Hz

• High Input Impedance Standard 47K UP 51k

• 26 dB Gain

Input Sensitivity 8ohm 2.52Vrms 10.24dBu

• Ultra High Damping Factor

• High Current Output Capable of driving 2ohm

   for the Most Demanding of Speakers.

   550W 2ohm

   700W 4ohm

   400W 8ohm

• Frequency Response: 0 - 50k Hz +0/-3dB

• Stereo  W 450mm D 393mm H 102mm

• Weight 9Kg

• Mono Blocks W 240mm D 280mm H 90mm

  With Feet and Binding Posts W 240mm D 340mm H 102mm

• Weight 4.5Kg

• 3 Channel W 450mm D 393mm H 102mm

 • Weight 12Kg

• 2 Years Warranty

2 x NC500

Amplifier Modules

2 x 1200W


Hypex Buffer Board Standard Amp

Nord One UP Buffer Board Rev C

Standard CHK 

Binding Posts As used by Chord


Nord Acoustics Ltd

Kensington Villa, 1 Selkirk Street, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL52 2HY



+44 (0) 1242 650559

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