Chord Electronics Ultima Pre 3

Chord Electronics
Chord Electronics' ULTIMA PRE 3: Elevating Audio Clarity to New Heights

The ULTIMA PRE 3 represents a significant leap forward in Chord Electronics' pursuit of preamplifier perfection, leveraging groundbreaking advancements in low-distortion power supply technology. These cutting-edge components not only minimize noise but also enhance overall amplifier operation, setting a new standard for sound clarity and precision.

With a suite of five analogue inputs, including two balanced and three unbalanced connections, the ULTIMA PRE 3 ensures optimal signal integrity. Each input is individually buffered and equipped with selective filtering to protect against radio frequency interference, promising an undiluted audio experience.

The exterior of the PRE 3 introduces a fresh design language for Chord Electronics, centered around a striking circular power sphere. This is complemented by newly designed ergonomic knobs for volume control and balance/AV bypass selection, marrying functional advancements with aesthetic refinement.

Further enriching its feature set, the ULTIMA PRE 3 includes an AV bypass for seamless integration with home theater systems and a 5 V charging USB Type-A port, enhancing connectivity and convenience for modern audio enthusiasts.

The ULTIMA PRE 3 is more than just a preamplifier; it's an embodiment of Chord Electronics' commitment to audio excellence, offering unparalleled performance and innovative features wrapped in a beautifully redesigned package.
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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

lwh: 100x420x340

Weight: 12700g

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