Chord Electronics

Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier

Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier
Chord Electronics

Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier

£29,999.00

Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier

The Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier is available for demonstration in our Hull store by request.

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.

Part Exchange Available

As you would expect from Fanthorpes hifi, we offer a generous part exchange against the Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier. If you have any hifi that you wish to use as part payment against the Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier then either call us on 01482 223096 or email us at shop@fanthorpes.co.uk and we will give you a price to change. This is a fantastic and hassle free way of making the Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier more affordable.

Finance Available - No Deposit Required*

Fanthorpes hifi can also offer buy now pay later on the Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year. If you are interested in taking advantage of our payment terms on the Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call us on 01482 223096 and we will email an application form to you

Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier Specification:

  • 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

* No deposit required on in store purchases only. Minimum 10% deposit required for online applications on the Chord Ultima Pre Amplifier.

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Chord Electronics At Fanthorpes

Chord Electronics have been manufacturing high end HiFi components using precision engineering and attention to detail for uncompromising audio quality since 1989. Since that time their customers include Skywalker Sound (California), Abbey Road Studios (London), Sony Music Studios (New York), the Royal Opera House (London) and many more locations where reliability and superb sound quality is important.

Seamlessly blending the latest technology with their own visionary cosmetic designs, Chord has an impressive portfolio of audio products that continues to win the hearts and minds of professionals and audiophiles alike.

What sets them apart from its competators is Chords Digital to Analogue (DAC) Technology. Chord Electronics have collaboration with Robert Watts, a digital design genius with 30 years' DAC technology development experience. This partnership has produced a number of advanced digital products that are, quite simply, without equal.