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ULTIMA Pre 2 is an eight input Reference Preamplifier, fully modernised and built to complement stereo systems of the highest order, representing 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 our latest advances in switch-mode power supply design, developed from aerospace technologies, and our 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.
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
0dB 0.5dB, -20dB 0.2dB, -60dB 0.24dB (13seconds Full Travel)
All inputs subject to six levels of switchable gain – x0.5, x1, x1.5, x2, x2.5, and x3
100 kΩ Balanced – 50 kΩ Unbalanced
100Ω (Short Circuit Protected)
85v – 270v AC (50Hz – 60Hz) Auto Switching
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)
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