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Chord Electronics Ultima 3 480W Monoblock Power Amplifiers (Pair)

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Chord Electronic's flagship ULTIMA amplifier topology has been integrated into a new mono power amplifier as part of their ongoing 30th-anniversary celebrations, introducing ULTIMA 3. The new ULTIMA amplifier topology (which to date has been exclusive to the range-topping ULTIMA power... Read More

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Chord Electronic's flagship ULTIMA amplifier topology has been integrated into a new mono power amplifier as part of their ongoing 30th-anniversary celebrations, introducing ULTIMA 3.

The new ULTIMA amplifier topology (which to date has been exclusive to the range-topping ULTIMA power amp), is now more affordable than ever before having trickled down into the new ULTIMA 3 mono power amp, which is every bit a Chord Electronics thoroughbred and shares the same winning formula as its range-topping cousin.

The new 480-watt ULTIMA 3 replaces the SPM 1400 MKII and sits in the Full Size range. The amp has been given a remodelled fascia featuring John Franks’ latest design. 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 and hidden front panel switch neatly located in the vertical split line, enables the lighting to be dimmed.

The amplifier’s rear panel contains both balanced and unbalanced connections, high-quality loudspeaker terminals, a 12V trigger and a C-19-type IEC.

Available in Black or Silver Finish.

Features:

Inputs:

  • 1x Balanced XLR Inverted Input
  • 1x Balanced XLR Non-inverted Input
  • 1x Gold Plated Unbalanced RCA Inverted Input
  • 1x Gold Plated Unbalanced RCA Non-inverted Input
  • 1x 12v Trigger Input – Chord Electronics Auto Start

Output:

  • 2x Pair of High Quality, High Current, Gold Plated Type Speaker Terminals (Bi-wireable)

    Technical Specifications:

    • Output Power:  480w RMS per channel @ 0.005% distortion into 8Ω
    • Frequency Response:  -1dB @ 0.2Hz to 46kHz and -3dB 0.1Hz to 200kHz
    • Signal to Noise Ratio:  Better than -84dB
    • Input Impedance:  100kΩ Unbalanced/Balanced
    • Output Impedance:  0.04Ω
    • Dimensions with included Integra Legs:  18cm (H) x 48cm (W) x 36cm (D)
    • Weight:  22.4 kg / 49.4 lbs.
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