Maidstone, United Kingdom | 2022 – Chord ULTIMA PRE 3 – Five input pre-amplifier!
The ULTIMA PRE 3 is an all-new ground-up-design preamplifier containing the very latest proprietary power supply technology and the latest circuit design.
Built from the ground up, the UTLIMA PRE 3 takes advantage of the very latest developments in advanced low-distortion power supplies. These advanced devices offer exceptionally low noise and outstanding amplifier operation. Coupled with our latest design developments, the PRE 3 offers new levels of preamplifier performance.
The UTLIMA PRE 3 is equipped with five analogue inputs (two balanced and three unbalanced) all of which benefit from individual buffering and are selectively filtered against potential ingress from radio frequency interference.
Externally, the PRE 3 benefits from a completely redesigned aesthetic with a central circular power sphere flanked by a new volume control and balance/AV bypass selector, both of which benefit from a new ergonomic knob design.
Additional features include an AV bypass, plus a 5 V charging USB Type-A port.
Inputs: 2x stereo balanced XLR inputs, 3x stereo unbalanced RCA
Outputs: 1x stereo XLR, 1x stereo RCA and 1x 5 V charging USB Type-A port
1x stereo balanced XLR AV bypass input
1 x 12 V trigger output/input
10 Hz-200 kHz +/- 3 dB
0.002 % 20Hz-20 kHz
Signal to noise ratio
-105 dB on all inputs
Input maximum voltage
10 V RMS
Output maximum voltage
17 V RMS
80-250 V AC auto-switching
Dimensions with legs:
485 mm (w) x 355 mm (d) x 130 mm (h)