Chord Electronics Ultima 2 Mono power amplifier
Chord Electronics Ultima 2 Mono power amplifier.
What we Say:
The Chord Electronics Ultima 2 Mono Power amplifier is the second model in the Chord Ultima range. It is built in a full size double depth chassis. This is the same footprint as the Ultima mono but the Ultima 2 is approx half the height. The huge chassis enables the Ultima 2 mono amps to deliver huge amounts of power . They will deliver 750 WPC into 8ohms, and 1305 WPC into 4 ohms. They give away little to their bigger brother in this respect. This is a vast amount of power on tap and one of the most powerful available at anywhere near this price. These mono amps will drive any loudspeakers with extreme ease and offer tons of headroom in any listening room.
The case of the Chord Electronics Ultima Mono is constructed from large milled and anodised aluminium slabs which ooze quality and craftsmanship. As with most Chord Electronics products part of the inside is visible from vents in the top cover. The inside is illuminated using Teal colour LEDs which give the product a striking glow. Metalwork is available in Silver or Black. The pre-amp sits on Integra legs which enable stacking if required.
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What they say:
Updated for the modern age, the ULTIMA 2 carries the very latest Chord Electronics amplifier technology.
As part of our extended 30th-anniversary celebrations in 2019, we have implemented our flagship ULTIMA amplifier topology into a new mono power amplifier, Ultima 2.
First unveiled in October 2018, the new ULTIMA amplifier topology (which to date has been exclusive to the range-topping ULTIMA power amp), is now more affordable than ever having trickled down into the new ULTIMA 2 mono power amp, which shares the same Chord Electronics DNA as in its range-topping cousin.
The new 750-watt ULTIMA 2 is a direct replacement for the SPM 6000 MKII and forms part of our flagship Reference 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 and features a reassuringly solid 28-mm thick front panel, enhanced by a recessed spherical polycarbonate power button that illuminates for standby and operation modes; a discreet and hidden front panel switch neatly located in the vertical split line, enables the lighting to be dimmed.
Like all of Chord Electronics’ full-size and Reference range amplifiers, the new ULTIMA 2 is available in a choice of Jett Black or Argent Silver finishes. The amplifiers 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 and unbalanced connections, high-quality loudspeaker terminals, a 12V trigger and a C-19-type IEC.
1x Balanced XLR Inverted Input
1x Balanced XLR Non-inverted Input
1x Gold Plated Unbalanced RCA Inverted Input
1x Gold Plated Unbalanced RCA Non-inverted Input
1x 12v Trigger Input – Chord Electronics Auto Start
2x Pair of High Quality, High Current, Gold Plated Type Speaker Terminals (Bi-wireable)
750w RMS per channel @ 0.005% distortion into 8Ω
1305w RMS per channel into 4Ω
-1dB @ 0.2Hz to 46kHz and -3dB 0.1Hz to 200kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio:
Better than -89dB
Dimensions with included Integra Legs:
18cm (H) x 48cm (W) x 75cm (D)
Dimensions with optional Side Blocks:
15cm (H) x 42cm (W) x 75cm (D)