ULTIMA 5 is a progression of Chord Electronic's most famous stereo power amplifier, the legendary SPM 1200 MK II (widely considered to be the definitive Chord Electronics amplifier). Now incorporating their latest-generation ULTIMA circuit topology, the new ULTIMA 5 is set to become a future classic. Considered to offer the ideal balance between performance and price, the ULTIMA 5 offers an impressively affordable 300 watts – enough to drive all but the most demanding loudspeakers.
The ULTIMA 5 has built upon the inherent strengths of the SPM 1200 MK II and taken performance to the next level. By implementing Chord's advanced dual-feed-forward error-correction, topology incorporating their own advanced concepts in ultra-high-frequency power supplies, they have been able to deliver a supremely fast and powerful performance, with an extraordinarily high peak output current (the speed at which dynamic peaks can be delivered), bringing astonishing dynamics, timing accuracy and, as a result, unrivalled musicality.
Add to that Chord's low-distortion amplifier circuitry with their own proprietary lateral-structure dual-die MOSFETs and the ULTIMA 5 is able to drive loudspeaker loads effortlessly, with clarity and precision. The ULTIMA 5 has an incredible 64 proprietary MOSFET power devices which demand the most advanced and refined drive circuitry, suitably devoid of sound-degrading components.
ULTIMA is a truly unprecedented amplifier topology with exceptional performance and is one of the most advanced amplifier technologies in the world.
Benefiting from a redesigned fascia featuring John Franks’ latest aesthetic, the precision CNC-machined fascia is made from aircraft-grade aluminium and features a reassuringly solid 28-mm thick front panel, enhanced by a recessed spherical polycarbonate power button that illuminates for standby and operation modes; a discreet, hidden front panel switch, located in the vertical split line, enables dimmable lighting.
The amplifier’s rear panels contain both balanced and unbalanced connections, high-quality loudspeaker terminals, a 12 V trigger and a C-19-type IEC.
Available in Black or Silver Finish.
- 1x Stereo Pair of Gold Plated Balanced XLR Inputs
- 1x Stereo Pair of Gold Plated Unbalanced RCA Inputs
- 1x 12v Trigger Input – Chord Electronics Auto Start
- 1x Pair of High Quality, High Current, Gold Plated Type Speaker Terminals
- Output Power: 300W RMS per channel @ 0.005% distortion into 8Ω
- THD: 0.005% distortion
- Frequency Response: -1dB – 0.5Hz – 100kHz
- Dimensions with included Integra Legs: 18cm (H) x 48cm (W) x 36cm (D)
- Dimensions with optional Side Blocks: 15cm (H) x 42cm (W) x 36cm (D)
- Weight: 22.4 kg / 49.4 lbs.