Chord - ULTIMA PRE 2

Desktop Headphone Amp + Pre-amplifier
Sale price₹ 1,299,990 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 1,399,990

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1. What is a Pre-Order product?
A Pre-order product is a product that we especially order for you from the brand. Once you place an order with us, we will order it from the brand for you.

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In case you receive the Chord - ULTIMA PRE 2 with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)


Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this Chord - ULTIMA PRE 2 comes with a 5 Year warranty from Chord Electronics that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Chord Electronics's warranty in India.

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Designed & Made
in the UK

5 Years of

Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.

You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.

These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!

Ideal for
Desktop Use


Balanced Output

Connect With

Volume Controls

If your DAC & Amps include volume controls or volume rockers, you can easily change the volume with a button press or volume knob turn.

DAC & Amps that have volume controls make its operation incredibly simple; turn up the volume on your smartphone or your source devices and then change the volume on DAC & Amps to the desired level.

This design feature allows you to have complete control over the desired volume according to your listening preferences.


Chord Electronics is known for its revolutionary approach to DAC design, but they've been building amplifiers since 1989, first for the professional market and then for home consumers. They're known for their Marmite aesthetic approach to design. Chord Electronics has a reputation for creating some of the most innovative and distinctive-looking audio equipment. With a distinctive new fascia design conceived by founder John Franks, it benefits from the latest Chord Electronics preamplifier technologies. The ULTIMA PRE 2 is a brand-new preamplifier that offers unrivaled connectivity and minimal colouration. It works well with stereo systems and exemplifies Chord Electronics' engineering brilliance from the inside out. The ULTIMA PRE 2 can be the hub of your Hi-Fi system, with unrivaled connectivity, without detracting from the incoming signal.



ULTIMA PRE 2 is embedded with Switch-Mode Power Supply design, developed from aerospace technologies, and ultra-low-noise proprietary solid-state circuitry carefully shielded and equipped with premium system components. As a result, the ULTIMA PRE 2 can achieve unprecedented noise floor performance of -130dB. The PRE 3 is amalgamated with HF Switch Mode Power Supply, Blue Velvet ALPS Potentiometer, Advanced Shielding Technology, Fully Balanced Circuitry, Analogue Signal Path, Input/Output Buffering, Convection Cooled, Included Top Light Ring, and 12v Trigger On/Off Input/Output. ULTIMA PRE 2 with a high-resolution 6.35mm output on the front fascia 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. A single stereo pair is available via XLR or RCA to accommodate a single stereo amplifier for outputs. It also comes with a fully functional metal IR system remote control.



Chord Electronics has a long history of producing devices that are both visually appealing and sound fantastic. The ULTIMA PRE 2's rear panel contains 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, and 4x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Inputs – Line In 5, Line In 6, Tape 1, Tape 2, and output terminals of 1x Stereo Output – Either via Balanced XLR or Unbalanced RCA, 2x Stereo Outputs – RCA unattenuated for recording loop and 1x Stereo Balanced XLR AV Bypass Input allowing signals to be routed directly to the output without going through the volume control. The ULTIMA PRE 2 has a broad range of input-output capabilities, allowing for unrivaled interoperability.



Chord Electronics produces some of the most innovative and distinctive-looking audio equipment. The PRE 3 comes as no surprise, embedded with a Solid Aluminium Chassis and advanced shielding technology that adds a new look on the outside. It has a rugged feel and appearance. The ULTIMA PRE 2 gives you the confidence for it to last you for years on end.

5 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Chord - ULTIMA PRE 2 comes with a 5 Year warranty from Chord Electronics that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Chord Electronics's warranty in India.

British Made Precision Designed since 1989

Chord Electronics, founded in 1998 and headquartered in East Farleigh, Kent, United Kingdom, is renowned for its commitment to delivering pure audio through its legendary DACs and amplifiers, all entirely designed and manufactured in England. Stemming from a background in aviation, where uncompromised standards were paramount, Chord Electronics has upheld this philosophy since its inception in 1989. Their amplifiers were initially supplied to prestigious institutions like the BBC and world-leading studios such as Abbey Road and Sony Music in New York.

Notably, Chord Electronics distinguishes itself through the use of FPGA technology in their DACs and amplifiers, ensuring studio-grade audio performance across their product range, including popular models like Mojo, Hugo, and DAVE.

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Hi-Fi News
May, 2020


"If you were enthralled by the debut Ultimas and have been saving ever since then cash in your chips now, buy the Ultima 2s instead and spend the excess £40k on new floorstanders and music. Yes, the Ultima Pre 2 and Ultima 2 really are that good."

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