Chord Electronics Ultima Pre 3 Preamplifier

£6,000.00 inc. VAT

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

Available in Silver or Black finish.



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Ultima Pre 3

Built from the ground up, the ULTIMA PRE 3 by Chord Electronics 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 ULTIMA PRE 3 is equipped with five analogue inputs (two balanced + 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.


  • Ground-up design inside and out, utilising the latest amplification technology and circuitry.
  • Five inputs (XLR / RCA), two fully balanced and three unbalanced inputs for wide-ranging flexibility.
  • AV bypass to route signals directly to the preamp’s output, bypassing volume control.
  • Customisable with Integra legs or piano black acrylic side blocks.
  • Inputs: 2 x Stereo Balanced XLR, 3 x Stereo Unbalanced RCA
  • Outputs: 1 x Stereo XLR, 1 x Stereo RCA, 1 x 5 V charging USB Type-A port
  • 1x Stereo Balanced XLR AV Bypass Input
  • 1 x 12 V Trigger Output / Input


  • Frequency response: 10 Hz-200 kHz +/- 3 dB
  • THD: 0.002 % 20 Hz – 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: 485 x 355 x 130 mm (WxDxH, with legs)
  • Weight: 12.7 kg

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Additional information

Weight 12.7 kg
Dimensions 35.5 × 48.5 × 13.0 cm

Black, Silver


Chord Electronics

Born out of the uncompromising world of avionics, Chord Electronics focus upon two main objectives - creating the world’s finest sounding hi-fi and pushing the boundaries of innovation.

The company makes visually unique and sonically stunning designs with a timeless appeal, and have designed a whole product ecosystem with a beautiful industrial aesthetic to suit any environment. Chord products are a talking point in any location, from showroom to yacht, home to studio.

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