Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier

Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier
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£30,000.00
(£25,000.00 Exc. VAT)
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Available, Typically 28-42 Days

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Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier

Flagship reference-quality eight input preamp. Our flagship preamp, ULTIMA, neither adds to or takes away from, the precious incoming signal.

Designed to be entirely uncompromising, the ULTIMA preamp is a world-class amplifier with advanced proprietary Chord Electronics technology. A product of three decades of research, design and engineering here in the UK, it benefits from true dual-mono construction with separate ultra-high-frequency power supplies for each channel, giving the best possible separation. With the addition of valuable low-noise circuitry, the noise floor performance is exceptional, at beyond -117dB.

Featuring impressive double-height dimensions, the ULTIMA preamp has been created to perfectly complement the flagship ULTIMA mono power amplifier, also the most advanced in the company’s 30-year history. With wide-ranging inputs and outputs, including balanced connectivity, ULTIMA offers complete flexibility for high-performance partnering equipment, enhanced further by the fascia-mounted separate frequency EQ adjust controls for the left and right channels. Headphone outputs offer further flexibility for late-night and personal listening in style.

Each ULTIMA preamp is hand-made in the Kent factory, with the various stages of build and production carefully overseen by one highly skilled technician. Sensitive internal circuit features are protected by solid milled aluminium shielding to prevent RF interference and Chord Electronics’ legendary UK-produced aircraft-grade aluminium provides a solid and resonance-eliminating enclosure for the electronics within, complemented by the famous Integra Leg System.

ULTIMA is the ultimate expression of the finest high-performance, ultra-fast, ultra-high-power amplifier technology available today.

Collect in store 4-6 weeks

Inputs & Outputs:

  • 8 Stereo Inputs and 3 Stereo Outputs
  • 4x Stereo Balanced XLR Inputs – Line In 1, Line In 2, Line In 3, and Line In 4
  • 4x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Inputs – Line In 5, Line In 6, Tape 1, and Tape 2
  • 3x Stereo Outputs – Selectable – Either via Balanced XLR or Unbalanced RCA
  • 1x Stereo Balanced XLR AV Bypass Input

Key Features:

  • HF Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Blue Velvet ALPS Potentiometer
  • -125dB Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Advanced Shielding Technology
  • Fully Balanced Circuitry
  • Analogue Signal Path
  • Input/Output Buffering
  • 4x Stereo RCA Inputs
  • 4x Stereo XLR Inputs
  • 3x Stereo RCA Outputs
  • Convection Cooled
  • IR Remote Control Included
  • Included Top Light Ring
  • 12v Trigger On/Off Input/Output
  • Solid Aluminium Chassis

Included Accessories

  •  1.5m 10a IEC Mains Power Lead
  •  Reference Ultima Pre Remote

Other Accessories & Custom Options

  • Raw solid CNC machined aluminium Integra leg option.
  • Black anodised solid CNC machined aluminium Integra leg option.
  • Nickel plated solid CNC machined aluminium Integra leg option.
  • Gloss black acrylic side block option – replaces aluminium Integra legs.
  • Frequency Range: 2.5Hz – 200kHz +/- 3dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.002% 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Intermodulation Distortion: -125dB on all inputs
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: -117dB on all inputs
  • Channel Separation: 20Hz @ 110dB, 1kHz @ 105dB, 10kHz @ 100dB, 20kHz @ 95dB
  • Channel Balance: 0.01dB
  • Input Max Voltage: 17v RMS Balanced – 8.5v RMS Unbalanced
  • Output Max Voltage: 17v RMS Balanced – 8.5v RMS Unbalanced
  • Output Offset: 0mV (Both Channels)
  • Potentiometer Performance: 0dB 0.5dB, -20dB 0.2dB, -60dB 0.24dB (13seconds Full Travel)
  • Nominal Gain: All inputs subject to six levels of switchable gain (x0.5, x1, x1.5, x2, x2.5, x3)
  • Input Impedance: 100 kΩ Balanced – 50 kΩ Unbalanced
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω (Short Circuit Protected)
  • Operating Voltage: 85v – 270v AC (50Hz – 60Hz) Auto Switching
  • Power Consumption: 60w
  • Dimensions Without Integra Legs: 420mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 310mm (h)
  • Dimensions With Included Integra Legs: 480mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 350mm (h)
  • Weight: 30kG

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £60 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

Exceptions

  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada

WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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