The Chord Electronics Prima preamp forms part of the stylish and compact Choral range and has been designed to complement Chord’s Mezzo power amps. Despite its compact dimensions and space-saving footprint, the Prima is every bit a pedigree Chord amplifier.
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 which enables the internal circuit board to be seen.
The Prima also benefits from Chord’s legendary proprietary Ultra-High-Frequency power supply, which is common to all Chord amplifiers. 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.
Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
Harmonic Distortion: 103dB
Channel Separation: > 115dB @ 1kHz
Dynamic Range: 118dB
Supported Sample Frequencies: 44.1kHz to 192kHz via Ethernet and Coax BNC – 44.1kHz to 384kHz via USB
Line Level Output: 4v RMS Balanced – 2v RMS Unbalanced
Output Impedance: 75Ω
Power Consumption: 20w
Operating Voltage: 85v – 270v AC (50 – 60Hz) Auto Switching
Dimensions: 338mm (w) x 145mm (d) x 60mm (h)
Available in silver & black