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Chord Electronics

Chord Dave

Chord Electronics has launched its most advanced DAC to date. Given the acronym DAVE, Chord''s latest-generation digital-to-analogue convertor features the very best conversion technology available, ...

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Chord Electronics has launched its most advanced DAC to date. Given the acronym DAVE, Chord''s latest-generation digital-to-analogue convertor features the very best conversion technology available, using proprietary techniques never seen before.

Inputs: 
USB B-style: 44 kHz to 768 kHz - DXD and Quad DSD 
2x optical: 44kHz to 192kHz 
1 x AES: 44kHz to 192kHz 
4 x Coax: 44kHz to 384kHz 
Dual-data mode available 

Outputs digital: 
2x ultra-high-speed coax 768kHz dual-data mode for use with future-unannounced Chord Electronics products.

Maximum output voltage: 6 volts RMS 
THD and noise at 2.5 volts: RMS 0.000015 %
THD and noise at 2.5 volts: 127dBA Awt (124dBA into 33 ohms)
Dynamic range at -60 dBFS 1kHz -127 dBA A wt
(No measurable noise floor modulation, no a harmonic distortion)
(Analogue distortion characteristic: no distortion for small signals

DAVE is a highly advanced reference-grade DAC, digital preamp and headphone amplifier. Hand-made in Kent, DAVE is based around a proprietary FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) offering more than ten times the program capacity of its predecessor.

At its heart lies a new (and in electronics terms, huge) LX75 version of the Spartan 6 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The FPGA''s extraordinary capability enables a number of key sonic benefits including significantly improved timing and the best noise-shaper performance of any known DAC. DAVE''s technology delivers music with unmatched reality and musicality, with an unrivalled timing response.

Chord Electronics

Chord Electronics started life as a manufacturer of high-end amplifiers with their first customers being the BBC, the iconic Abbey Road and Sony Music Studios and Skywalker Sound. From this professional usage, hi-fi enthusiasts and music lovers started to become interested, and so Chord Electronics decided to develop a domestic range which would bring studio-quality sound into the home. 

Since 1989 Chord Electronics has been pushing the boundaries and creating some of the world’s finest professional audio equipment. Their product range has grown to meet the demands of the home audio market and now covers everything from headphone amplifiers to power amplifiers and a full range of digital-to-analogue converters.

Chord’s multi-award winning range of Hugo & Mojo headphone amplifiers/DACs have helped transform the world of portable listening and brought studio quality sound into the pockets of many customers. View the full range of Chord Electronics products below. Get in touch with our friendly team today on 01865 790 879 to find out more.