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Chord Electronics ULTIMA PRE 3 Five Input Preamplifier

SKU 83733
Original price £6,000.00 - Original price £6,000.00
Original price
£6,000.00 - £6,000.00
Current price £6,000.00
In stock
In stock

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  • In Store Item Only

    Available at our Nottingham Store

  • Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

    Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

  • 1 Year Warranty

    1 Year Warranty for Peaceful Ownership

Chord Electronics ULTIMA PRE 2

The ULTIMA PRE 2 redefines preamplification with its modernised design and uncompromising performance, making it the perfect complement to high-end stereo systems.

Preserving the Essence of Sound

Designed to preserve the integrity of the original waveform, the ULTIMA PRE 2 delivers pristine audio reproduction without adding any colouration. Leveraging advanced switch-mode power supply technology inspired by aerospace innovations, combined with ultra-low-noise solid-state circuitry and premium components, this preamplifier achieves an unprecedented noise floor performance of -130dB. This ensures that your source material remains faithful to its original quality, free from any unwanted artefacts.

Versatile Connectivity

Equipped with eight inputs, including four pairs of XLR connections for balanced signals and four RCA inputs for unbalanced signals, the ULTIMA PRE 2 offers comprehensive connectivity options to accommodate various audio sources. Each input can be individually selected and gain-matched for seamless integration into your system. Additionally, a choice of stereo XLR or RCA outputs enables connection to a single stereo amplifier or a pair of mono blocks, such as the ULTIMA 5 or ULTIMA 3. For personal listening, the front panel features a high-resolution 6.35mm headphone output, catering to headphone enthusiasts.

Convenient System Control

With three system-triggering outputs, the ULTIMA PRE 2 facilitates simultaneous start-up of connected equipment with a single button-press, providing convenient control over your audio system. Whether you're enjoying a captivating listening experience or indulging in late-night sessions, the ULTIMA PRE 2 offers unparalleled flexibility and performance for discerning audiophiles.


  • 2x stereo balanced XLR inputs
  • 3x stereo unbalanced RCA inputs


  • 1x stereo XLR output
  • 1x stereo RCA output
  • 1x 5 V charging USB Type-A port

Additional Connections:

  • 1x stereo balanced XLR AV bypass input
  • 1x 12 V trigger output/input

Key Features:

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

Frequency Response10 Hz - 200 kHz +/- 3 dB
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)0.002% 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio-105 dB on all inputs
Input Impedance100 kΩ
Output Impedance560 Ω
Input Maximum Voltage10 V RMS
Output Maximum Voltage17 V RMS
Channel Separation100 dB
Operation Voltage80-250 V AC auto-switching
Power Consumption40 W
Dimensions with Included Integra Legs13 cm (H) x 48 cm (W) x 34 cm (D)
Dimensions with Optional Side Blocks (cannot be stacked)10 cm (H) x 42 cm (W) x 34 cm (D)
Weight12.7 kg

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

Delivery is made by common carrier next working day. Delivery is FREE for orders in-stock and over £100 or £9.99 for orders less than £100 or special delivery items.

Statutory Cancellation Right

You have the statutory right to cancel your order for any reason within 14 days beginning with the day you receive the item (please see clause 2 of our Conditions of Sale for the full instructions on cancellation and further information on your right of cancellation). We only accept cancellations via phone - 0115 975 8613, email - or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Our Voluntary Returns Policy

As well as your statutory cancellation rights described above, you can return most products within 30 days of receipt of the products if the products are complete and are in an unused and undamaged condition. We only accept returns via phone - 0115 975 8613 or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Please note that this returns policy doesn't affect your statutory rights and therefore doesn't affect your right of cancellation as described above.

Please note that you must return each item in the same condition in which you received it. This means that new items must be returned new, unused and complete (including all accessories). Refunds for returned items that are not received in this condition, may be reduced.

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