Chord Electronics

Chord Prima Preamplifier

£3,999.00 + FREE DELIVERY

Available for collection or installation only

Superb sounding compact preamplifier

5 line inputs

Available in black or silver

Chord Prima Preamplifier

The Chord Prima preamplifier is housed in a space-saving design and matches perfectly with the Etude power amplifier, compact in design it might be but there is nothing small about its performance!  


Precision-machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminium billet, the Prima offers both remote control and front panel operation. Prima’s fascia offers volume and balance controls while its push-button controls atop the unit, offer input selection and tape line selection, the latter enabling its tape outputs to be selected for recording from source components.  Further design features include a top panel display, offering input choice and volume information, plus a clever porthole that enables the internal circuit board to be seen.


The Prima uses the Chord proprietary Ultra-High-Frequency power supply. Prima offers fully balanced circuitry throughout and useful flexibility with five inputs, four unbalanced RCA and one balanced XLR, plus a balanced XLR output and a tape output. For added versatility, Prima’s audio circuit offers six independent input gain adjustments for the five inputs and low impedance outputs.


Inputs & Outputs:

5 Stereo Inputs and 1 Stereo Output

  • 1x Stereo Balanced XLR Input – Main Line 1
  • 4x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Inputs – Line In 2, Line In 3, Line In 4, and Line In
  • 1x Stereo Balanced XLR Output – Output 1
  • 1x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Tape Output – Tape Output

Frequency Range:

2.5Hz – 200kHz +/- 3dB

Output Impedance:

100Ω (Short Circuit Protected)

Operating Voltage:

50v – 260v AC (50Hz – 60Hz) Auto Switching


335mm (w) x 170mm (d) x 65mm (h)



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