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Chord ULTIMA PRE 3 Preamplifier

Chord ULTIMA PRE 3 Preamplifier

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Chord ULTIMA PRE 3 Preamplifier

Redesigned Solid Aluminum Low-Distortion Preamplifier 

The Chord UTLIMA PRE 3 is build to take advantage of the very latest developments in advanced low-distortion power supplies. Ultima PRE 3 offers exceptionally low noise and outstanding amplifier operation.

UTLIMA PRE 3 boasts five analogue inputs (two balanced and three unbalanced). All inputs are individually buffered and are selectively filtered for radio frequency interference.

Additional features include an AV bypass, plus a 5 V charging USB Type-A port.

Key Features

  • HF Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Analogue Signal Path
  • Blue Velvet ALPS Potentiometer
  • Convection Cooled
  • Advanced Shielding Technology
  • Fully Balanced Circuitry
  • Solid Aluminium Chassis

Included in the Box

  • ULTIMA PRE 3 Quickstart guide
  • Safety instructions
  • 10A Mains IEC cable
  • IR system remote control
  • 2x AAA batteries

Technical Specifications

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
Frequency response 10 Hz-200 kHz +/- 3 dB
THD 0.002 % 20Hz-20 kHz
Signal to noise ratio -105 dB on all inputs
Input impedance 100 kΩ
Output impedance 560 Ω
Input maximum voltage 10 V RMS
Output maximum voltage 17 V RMS
Gain x1
Channel separation 100 dB
Operation voltage 80-250 V AC auto-switching 
Power consumption 40 W
Dimensions with included Integra legs 13cm(H) x 48cm(W) x 34cm(D)
Dimensions with optional Side Blocks (can not be stacked) 10cm(H) x 42cm(W) x 34cm(D) 
Weight 12.7 kg