Chord Electronics

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Our Prima preamp forms part of the stylish and compact Choral range and has been designed to complement our Mezzo power amps. Despite its compact dimensions and space-saving footprint, the Prima is every bit a pedigree Chord amplifier.
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  • HF Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Blue Velvet ALPS Potentiometer
  • -93dB Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Fully Balanced Circuitry
  • Analog Signal Path
  • Input/Output Buffering
  • Convection Cooled
  • Solid Aluminum Chassis
  • IR Remote Control (included)
  • Inputs:
    • 1x Stereo Balanced XLR Input – Main Line 1
    • 4x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Inputs – Line In 2, Line In 3, Line In 4, Line In
  • Outputs:
    • 1x Stereo Balanced XLR Output - Output 1
    • 1x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Tape Output – Tape Output

Technical Specifications:

  • Frequency Range: 2.5Hz – 200kHz +/- 3dB

  • Output Impedance: 100Ω (Short Circuit Protected)

  • Operating Voltage: 50v – 260v AC (50Hz – 60Hz) Auto Switching

  • Dimensions: 335mm (w) x 170mm (d) x 65mm (h)

  • Weight: 8kG

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  • 5
    Chord Prima

    Posted by Gerhardt on Mar 2nd 2021

    Another fine example of Chord's sophisticated style and staple Tube-like sound. Pairs very nicely with my Valvet Class A monoblock amplifiers to produce sweet highs alongside a full mid-range and lows. Additionally, the Prima uses the same chassis as Chord's legendary DAVE DAC so stacks quite nicely. My only critique is the single XLR output, as the RCA line output is restricted to recording purposes.