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Chord Electronics - ULTIMA Pre 2 - Preamplifier
Chord Electronics - ULTIMA Pre 2 - Preamplifier
Chord Electronics - ULTIMA Pre 2 - Preamplifier
Chord Electronics - ULTIMA Pre 2 - Preamplifier

    Chord Electronics - ULTIMA Pre 2 - Preamplifier

    $29,999.00
    ULTIMA Pre 2 - Eight Input Reference Preamplifier The fully modernised ULTIMA PRE 2 is built to complement stereo systems of the highest order and represents the finest Chord Electronics engineering inside and out. Just...
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    ULTIMA Pre 2 - Eight Input Reference Preamplifier

    The fully modernised 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 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.

    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 SPEC

    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:

    18kG

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