cor integrated

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
 

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Customer Reviews

"I ordered the COR without having listened to it; it's specs and features were an exact match with what I was looking for. I run all my digital sources through a dedicated DAC using the COR's balanced XLR-input and feed the phono signals (which stands for appr. 90% of my listening) from a tube phono preamp. In contrast to other integrated amps I considered, there is nothing put into the COR that I don't use (dac, riaa, digital displays etc), And I felt confident that it would be a perfect match for my Twenty5.23's (which I have cherished since the day I got them). The verdict so far (after 1 month) is that I am very, very happy! Music I've listened to for years, are revealing dimensions, details and a big soundstage – but in a very coherent and engulfing way. Reactions from friends (who are familiar with the music) have been uniform: "So this is what it actually sounds like, incredible!". My only gripe is concerning the remote control; batteries needed changing after 2 days, and in doing that, I at one point sat with all the pieces loose (circuit board, buttons - the works)I was able to reassemble, but the whole thing seems like it was designed in the 70's. Also, I have found the input controls to be quite flimsy, many times requiring more than one touch to work (this was the case also prior to the battery change/reassembly)."
Mr O, Oslo
"Very good quality"
Mr Q, Chessington
"Just had an hour playing the PMC Cor. Incredibly transparent, noise floor amazing. Soundstage slightly forward, wonderful sound. Looking forward to years of music pleasure."
Mr A, Zurgena
"I'll tell you how it performs idc. However, I also own a pair of Twenty5.26 speakers which will be paired with this amp. I can tell you that I have found the Twenty5.26 speakers to be an exceptionally good loudspeaker that performs superbly with whatever amplifier I connect it to (including a Meridian 857, Audio Research, Jadis DA30 and Musical Fidelity Nu Vista 800 all of which I own or have recently owned). Keep up the good work."
Mr G, Llantwit Major
"Great amp. I didn't want numerous boxes that I had had for years."
Mr A, Nottingham
"Very pleased"
Mr M, Bedford

Technology

ATL Tecnology

DEEPER, CLEARER, CLEANER BASS & MORE

  • Greater detail & more natural
  • A full, rich sound at any volume level
  • Deeper bass from a smaller cabinet

The source of PMC’s legendary natural, realistic sound is the Advanced Transmission Line (ATL) bass-loading technology, professionally proven all around the world.

ATL uses energy generated by the bass unit in a much more intelligent, efficient way than speaker designs based on ported or sealed boxes.

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ATL Tecnology