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Chord Electronics Ultima 2 Reference Preamplifier

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The fully modernized ULTIMA PRE 2 is built to complement stereo systems of the highest order and represents the finest Chord Electronics engineering inside and out.Just as a preamplifier should, the ULTIMA PRE 2 adds nothing to the original waveform... Read More

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The fully modernized ULTIMA PRE 2 is built to complement stereo systems of the highest order and represents the finest Chord Electronics engineering inside and out.
Just as a preamplifier should, the ULTIMA PRE 2 adds nothing to the original waveform and instead preserves it with zero colouration. This is thanks to Chord Electronic's latest advances in switch-mode power supply design, developed from aerospace technologies, and their ultra-low-noise proprietary solid-state circuitry which is both carefully shielded and equipped with premium system components. As a result, the ULTIMA PRE 2 is able to achieve unprecedented noise floor performance of -130dB, meaning your source will always sound like your source and nothing else.

Where connectivity is concerned, the ULTIMA PRE 2 has hi-fi systems (and more!) covered. Featuring eight inputs, four stereo pairs of XLRs for balanced connections and another four RCA for unbalanced connections, each of these can be gain-matched and individually selected. For outputs, a single stereo pair is available via XLR or RCA, to accommodate a single stereo amplifier such as the ULTIMA 5 or a pair of mono blocks such as the ULTIMA 3s. Naturally, headphone users are catered for, too, for personal and late-night listening with the addition of a high-resolution 6.35mm output on the front fascia.

Where system-triggering is important, (allowing the simultaneous start-up of connected equipment from a single button-press), the ULTIMA PRE 2 is equipped with three outputs which should be more than enough for most systems.

Available in Black or Silver Finish.

Features:

Inputs & Outputs:

  • 8 Stereo Inputs and 1 Stereo Outputs
  • 4x Stereo Balanced XLR Inputs – Line In 1, Line In 2, Line In 3, and Line In 4
  • 4x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Inputs – Line In 5, Line In 6, Tape 1, Tape 2
  • 1x Stereo Output – Either via Balanced XLR or Unbalanced RCA
  • 2x Stereo Outputs – RCA unattenuated for recording loop
  • 1x Stereo Balanced XLR AV Bypass Input

Technical Specifications:

  • Frequency Range:  2.5Hz – 200kHz +/- 3dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion:  0.002% 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Intermodulation Distortion:  -115dB on all inputs
  • Signal to Noise Ratio:  -120dB on all inputs
  • Channel Separation:  20Hz @ 100dB, 1kHz @ 95dB, 10kHz @ 90dB, 20kHz @ 85dB
  • 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, and 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:  30w
  • Dimensions Without Integra Legs:  420mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 133mm (h)
  • Dimensions With Included Integra Legs:  480mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 173mm (h)
  • Weight:  18 kg / 39.7 lbs.

Included Accessories:

  • 1.5m 10a IEC Mains Power Lead
  • Reference ULTIMA PRE 2 Remote
  • ULTIMA PRE 2 Owners Manual
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