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Chord Prima

Regular price $6,000.00 USD
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Five Input Choral Preamplifier


Our Prima preamp forms part of the stylish and compact Choral range and has been designed to complement our Etude power amps. Despite its compact dimensions and space-saving footprint, the Prima is every bit a pedigree Chord Electronics 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 a custom Ultra-High-Frequency power supply, which delivers efficient and fast energy charge/discharge for delivering power to capacitors when required. 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.



  • HF Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Blue Velvet ALPS Potentiometer
  • -93dB Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Fully Balanced Circuitry
  • Analogue Signal Path
  • Input/Output Buffering
  • 4x Stereo RCA Inputs
  • 1x Stereo XLR Input
  • 1x Stereo RCA Tape Output
  • 1x Stereo XLR Output
  • Convection Cooled
  • Solid Aluminium Chassis



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
Power consumption
335mm (w) x 170mm (d) x 65mm (h)
Weight 8kG