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Two Channel Audio > Amplifier


by Chord
Monoblock Power Amplifier

(Sold as a pair)

Featuring Chord's all-new circuit topology, ULTIMA 3 is a comprehensively modern amplifier for the high-resolution age.

Our flagship ULTIMA amplifier topology has been engineered into a new mono power amplifier as part of our ongoing 30th-anniversary celebrations. Introducing the new ULTIMA 3.

The new ULTIMA amplifier topology (which to date has been exclusive to the range-topping ULTIMA power amp), is now more affordable than ever before having trickled down into the new ULTIMA 3 mono power amplifier. It is every bit a Chord Electronics thoroughbred & shares the same engineering formula as its range-topping cousin.

The new 480-watt ULTIMA 3 replaces the SPM 1400 MKII monoblocks & sits in the Full Size range. The amp has been given a remodelled fascia featuring John Franks’ latest design. The precision CNC-machined fascia is made from aircraft-grade aluminium, plus features a reassuringly solid 28-mm thick front panel. Which is enhanced by a recessed spherical polycarbonate power button that illuminates for standby & operation modes; a discreetly hidden front panel switch neatly located in the vertical split line, enables the lighting to be dimmed.

Like all of Chord Electronics’ full-size & Reference range amplifiers, the new ULTIMA 3 is available in a choice of Jett Black or Argent Silver finishes. The amplifier can also be specified with either the famous stackable Integra Leg system in Jett Black, Argent Silver or Nickel finishes or the highly polished black acrylic side block option. The amplifier’s rear panel contains both balanced (XLR) & unbalanced (RCA) connections, high-quality loudspeaker terminals, a 12V trigger, plus a C-19-type IEC.