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Chord Electronics ULTIMA Pre 3

Chord Electronics ULTIMA Pre 3

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The ULTIMA PRE 3 is an all-new ground-up-design preamplifier containing the very latest proprietary power supply technology and the latest circuit design.

Built from the ground up, the UTLIMA PRE 3 takes advantage of the very latest developments in advanced low-distortion power supplies. These advanced devices offer exceptionally low noise and outstanding amplifier operation. Coupled with our latest design developments, the PRE 3 offers new levels of preamplifier performance.

The UTLIMA PRE 3 is equipped with five analogue inputs (two balanced and three unbalanced) all of which benefit from individual buffering and are selectively filtered against potential ingress from radio frequency interference.

Externally, the PRE 3 benefits from a completely redesigned aesthetic with a central circular power sphere flanked by a new volume control and balance/AV bypass selector, both of which benefit from a new ergonomic knob design.

Additional features include an AV bypass, plus a 5 V charging USB Type-A port.

Inputs: 2x stereo balanced XLR inputs, 3x stereo unbalanced RCA

Outputs: 1x stereo XLR, 1x stereo RCA and 1x 5 V charging USB Type-A port

1x stereo balanced XLR AV bypass input

1 x 12 V trigger output/input


  • • HF Switch Mode Power Supply
  • • Blue Velvet ALPS Potentiometer
  • • Advanced Shielding Technology
  • • Fully Balanced Circuitry
  • • Analogue Signal Path
  • • Convection Cooled
  • • Included Top Light Ring
  • • Solid Aluminium Chassis


ULTIMA PRE 3 Quickstart guide

Safety instructions

10A Mains IEC cable

IR system remote control

2x AAA batteries



Frequency response 10 Hz-200 kHz +/- 3 dB
THD 0.002 % 20Hz-20 kHz
Signal to noise ratio -105 dB on all inputs
Input impedance 100 kΩ
Output impedance 560 Ω
Input maximum voltage 10 V RMS
Output maximum voltage 17 V RMS
Gain x1
Channel separation 100 dB
Operation voltage 80-250 V AC auto-switching
Power consumption 40 W
Dimensions with included Integra legs: 13cm(H) x 48cm(W) x 34cm(D)
Dimensions with optional Side Blocks (can not be stacked): 10cm(H) x 42cm(W) x 34cm(D) 
Weight: 12.7 kg



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Delivery & Returns

Delivery & Returns

We offer FREE delivery to the mainland UK (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of White, Isles of Scilly, and some of the remote Scottish Isles).

For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.

Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.

Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.