The Ultima Pre 3 comes in the futuristic design typical for Chord. (Image Credit: Chord Electronics)
The Ultima Pre 3 comes in the futuristic design typical for Chord. (Image Credit: Chord Electronics)

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New Preamplifier Chord Ultima Pre 3

The new high-level preamp from Chord – named "Ultima Pre 3" – carries five inputs and is said to profit from the technological intricacies of the bigger preamps of the British manufacturer.

Chord Electronics has developed a new preamplifier. At this year's High End trade fair in Munich, the Chord Electronics Ultima Pre 3 will be shown to the world. The new preamp was completely newly developed and finds its spot below the two well-known preamplifiers Ultima Pre 2 and Ultima Reference from the manufacturer. According to the Chord, it employs the most recent innovations in the field of low-distortion PSUs. This technology is said to guarantee particularly low noise.

The Ultima Pre 3 features five analog inputs (two balanced and three unbalanced), all of which are individually buffered and selectively filtered against potential high-frequency interference. On the outside, the Pre 3 benefits from a completely revised technological design with a central, circular "power sphere". This is accompanied by a new volume control as well as a balance/AV bypass selector switch.

The Pre 3 is said to come in "Jet Black" and "Agent Silver" finishes at a price of around 7800 euros*. The first models are supposed to be available starting in June 2022*.

*Prices and Availability for Germany.

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The new Ultima Pre 3 from Chord
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Die Ultima Pre 3 ist auch in Schwarz zu haben.

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