Designed & Made
in the UK
XLR & RCA
OFFERING UNRIVALED CONNECTIVITY WITH EIGHT INPUT PREAMPLIFIER COUPLED WITH THE LATEST CIRCUIT DESIGN
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.
DEVELOPED FROM AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES DELIVERING STABLE AND ACCURATE PERFORMANCE
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.
FABULOUS LOOKS WITH A WIDE ARRAY OF INPUT-OUTPUT CAPABILITIES
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.
EMINENT BUILD WITH ADVANCED SHIELDING TECHNOLOGY AND SOLID ALUMINUM CHASSIS
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.
|INPUTS & 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
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||10Hz – 200kHz +/- 3dB|
|THD||0.002% 20Hz – 20kHz|
|SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO||-102dB on all inputs|
|INPUT MAXIMUM VOLTAGE||10V RMS|
|OUTUT MAXIMUM VOLTAGE||17V RMS|
|SELECTABLE GAIN||x0.5, x1, x1.5, x2, x2.5, and x3|
|OPERATION VOLTAGE||80-250V AC 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)|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Chord ULTIMA PRE 2|
|2. ULTIMA PRE 2 Quickstart guide|
|3. Safety instructions|
|4. 10A Mains IEC cable|
|5. Metal IR system remote control|
|6. 2x AAA batteries|
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
The History of Chord Electronics
The Chord electronics marked its beginning with the world of aviation where they believe in unyielding standards. Right from the beginning in 1989, John Franks, the owner of the company has been instrumental in developing the philosophy of the company. The very first amplifiers designed by the Chord Electronics were delivered to the BBC. The company then went on to do business with world-class studios such as the Abbey Road, Sony Music (New York) and eventually The Royal Opera House. The success of Chord electronics in the professional space lead to increasing demand for a domestic range incorporating the best of the finest professional products. All the Chord Electronics products made in Britain use proprietary technologies and offer studio-grade audio performance with all the Chord Electronics products.
Inside the Chord Studios
When Jamie spends one half of his time in the studio and the other half in the location, he needs best in class Digital to Analogue converters to keep up with his task and this is precisely why he places his trust on nothing else but Chord Electronics. Jamie has already installed the Hugo TT DAC in the Studio room as well as the listening room to feed his monitors and then employs Hugo for mixing on the go along with headphones.
The FPGA DAC Technology
The cutting-edge FPGA DAC Technology is consistent across the Chord's DAC range like the Mojo, 2Qute, Hugo, Hugo 2, and Dave were instead of using the traditional industrial DAC chip, they use the advanced field-programmable gate array.
5 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Chord - ULTIMA PRE 2 comes with a 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.
"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."Read More