Chord Electronics Ultima Integrated Amplifier


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Five years since the introduction of ULTIMA, Chord Electronics’ most accomplished amplifier topology in its history, founder/owner John Franks has trickled the technology down into a full-width integrated amplifier for the first time, setting new performance standards for single-box amplification.


  • All-new design
  • Dual feed-forward error correction
  • AV bypass
  • Proprietary MOSFET
  • HF Switch mode power supply
  • Fully Balanced Circuitry
  • Included Top Light Ring
  • Solid Aluminium Chassis

The ULTIMA INTEGRATED is a class-leading 125-watt integrated amplifier benefitting from the latest dual-feed-forward error-correction topology, Chord Electronics’ legendary proprietary ultra-high-frequency power supplies, plus an unmistakable industrial aesthetic.

Designed by Chord Electronics’ founder, owner and chief engineer, John Franks, the advanced ULTIMA circuit monitors and immediately corrects audio signals before the output stage, for astonishing signal accuracy from a one-box integrated device.

The ULTIMA INTEGRATED also takes advantage of the very latest developments in advanced low-distortion power supplies – devices offering exceptionally low noise and outstanding amplifier operation – for even greater fidelity.

A four-input design, one fully balanced and three unbalanced, all enjoy individual buffering and are selectively filtered against potential ingress from radio frequency interference; selection switching is via microprocessor-controlled sealed relays.

The ULTIMA INTEGRATED is the first new Chord Electronics integrated amplifier for seven years and remains the sole full-width integrated model in the range.

All metalwork is precision-machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminium, including Chord Electronics’ iconic Integra Legs. The fascia sports a 28-mm-thick front panel with a perfectly symmetrical aesthetic, centered around a spherical power on/off control with polychromatic lighting, flanked by illuminated volume and balance controls.

ULTIMA INTEGRATED is available to pre-order now (expected September)


Frequency response
10 Hz-200 kHz +/- 3 dB
THD 0.01 % 20 Hz-20 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio
90 dB on all inputs
Input impedance
100 kΩ
Input maximum voltage
Output maximum voltage 35 V RMS
Gain 21dB
Channel separation 100 dB
Operation voltage 80-250 V AC auto-switching
Power output 125 W into 8Ω
Power consumption 200 W
Dimensions with included Integra legs 13 cm(H) x 48 cm(W) x 38 cm(D)
Dimensions with optional side blocks (can not be stacked) 11 cm(H) x 43 cm(W) x 38 cm (D)
Weight 14.75 kg