Chord CPA 3000 Seven Input Signature Preamplifier

Chord


Collections: Chord Amplifiers

Type: Amplifier


When routing and attenuating signals, a Chord preamplifier both has flexible input and output options, and delivers the purest audio experience with absolutely no colouration and minimal distortion.

The CPA 3000 shares many of the features found in the entry-level CPA 2500, but also draws on technologies found in our flagship Reference range preamps. Compared to its CPA 2500 sibling, the CPA 3000 introduces four balanced inputs with three unbalanced RCA inputs and, on the output side, there are one pair of balanced XLR outputs and a single pair of unbalanced RCA outputs.

The CPA 3000 also retains the record output facility shared with the CPA 2500: a single tape loop is available for playback and also to record from any of the connected sources. The CPA 3000 also benefits from features such as our proprietary high-frequency switch-mode power supply and ultra-low-noise circuitry, to give the very best noise floor performance.

As with all of our preamps, front panel controls allow for easy input and output selection and a remote control offers further flexibility. The fascia features a large easy-to-read vacuum fluorescent display and on the CPA 3000, signal-detection indicators have been replaced with highly accurate VU meters giving both clear signal detection and accurate input level.

Further features include a precision motorised Alps potentiometer for the volume control, fully balanced A/V bypass circuitry for the direct connection to A/V processors from stereo mode and 12V remote triggering outputs at the rear of the unit, to activate power amplifiers or A/V processors on power-up.

KEY FEATURES

  • HF Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Blue Velvet ALPS Potentiometer
  • -93dB Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Fully Balanced Circuitry
  • Analogue Signal Path
  • Input/Output Buffering
  • 3x Stereo RCA Inputs
  • 4x Stereo XLR Inputs
  • 2x Stereo RCA Outputs
  • 1x Stereo XLR Output
  • Convection Cooled
  • IR Remote Control Included
  • 12v Trigger On/Off Input/Output
  • Solid Aluminium Chassis

Inputs & Outputs:

  • 7 Stereo Inputs and 3 Stereo Outputs
  • 3x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Inputs – Line In 5, Line In 6, and Tape 1
  • 4x Stereo Balanced XLR Inputs – Line In 1, Line In 2, Line In 3, and Line In 4
  • 1x Stereo Balanced XLR Output
  • 2x Stereo Unbalanced RCA Output
  • 1x Stereo Balanced XLR AV Bypass Inputs

Frequency Range:

2.5Hz – 200kHz +/- 3dB

Total Harmonic Distortion:

0.002% 20Hz – 20kHz

Intermodulation Distortion:

-100dB on all inputs

Signal to Noise Ratio:

-93dB on all inputs

Channel Separation:

10Hz @ 90dB, 1kHz @ 90dB, 10kHz @ 90dB, 20kHz @ 85dB

Channel Balance:

0.01dB

Input Max Voltage:

10v RMS Balanced – 5v RMS Unbalanced

Output Max Voltage:

15v RMS Balanced – 5v RMS Unbalanced

Output Offset:

0mV (Both Channels)

Potentiometer Performance:

0dB 0.5dB, -20dB 0.2dB, -60dB 0.24dB (13seconds Full Travel)

Nominal Gain:

Fixed at x 1.1

Input Impedance:

94 kΩ Balanced – 75 kΩ Unbalanced

Output Impedance:

100Ω (Short Circuit Protected)

Operating Voltage:

85v – 270v AC (50Hz – 60Hz) Auto Switching

Dimensions Without Integra Legs:

420mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 88mm (h)

Dimensions With Included Integra Legs:

480mm (w) x 355mm (d) x 128mm (h)

Weight:

10kG

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

  • 1.5m 10a IEC Mains Power Lead
  • Reference CPA 3000 Remote
  • CPA 3000 Owners Manual

OTHER ACCESSORIES & CUSTOM OPTIONS

Raw aluminium Integra leg option.
Black anodised aluminium Integra leg option.
Nickel plated aluminium Integra leg option. 

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