Chord - DAVE
Chord - DAVE
Chord - DAVE
Chord - DAVE
Chord - DAVE

Chord Electronics

Chord - DAVE

Desktop DAC & Headphone Amp
Sale price₹ 799,990 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 899,990
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Warranty & Services

This Chord - DAVE comes with a warranty from Chord Electronics that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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7 DAY EASY EXCHANGE

The Chord - DAVE is eligible for Easy Exchange within 7 days of delivery. Your exchange request will be accepted only once. We want to make sure that you end up with a product that you 100% love. 

An exchange will be allowed only if the product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

You will receive full Store Credit in your Headphone Zone account so that you may choose another product from our website which would be more suited to your needs. Refunds will NOT be possible under our 7 Day Easy Exchange Policy.

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Bajaj Finserv

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0

Zest Money

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0

Simpl Pay in 3

Walnut 369

Tenure available: 3 or 6 Months
Eligibility: All above 21 years of age
Transaction value: Available on all orders below Rs. 60,000/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0

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7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

In case you receive the Chord - DAVE with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective 
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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No Cost EMI Options

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Simpl users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Simpl Pay in 3 at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0

100% Buyer Protection

Once you receive your pre loved purchase, you get 48 hours to inspect and let us know if it's not as per the specs and images in the listing.

If the product you received is not functional, we will pick it up and send it back to the seller and you can choose to get a full refund or store credit.

7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

All bundled products are covered by the Headphone Zone 7 Day Replacement Guarantee.

However, you cannot return any item in the case you do not like it. If one item is defective - you will get a free replacement for that item. No refund or store credit will be given.

Please keep the product in its original condition with all accessories & packaging for a successful return. We may contact you to assess the damage or defect before issuing a replacement.

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ABOUT PRAVEEN KAMATH

Praveen, our Headphone Guru is an audio connoisseur and staunch Meze fanboy. He loves the RAI Penta and the Empyrean, equally. When not writing about, thinking about or listening to music: He's an avid beerologist too and staunchly believes that the combination of both beats every music setup out there! You'll often find him listening to The Weeknd, The Score and The Script.

ABOUT RAGHAV SOMANI

Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

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EMI Options through UPI / Debit / Credit Cards


Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Simpl users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Simpl Pay in 3 at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 2 and 4 Months
Eligibility: Above 18 years of age, Credit Card NOT Required
Transaction value: Available on all orders
Payment Gateway: Please choose Snapmint Cardless EMI at checkout

Tenure Interest% Downpayment Installment Interest
2 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
4 Low Cost EMI ₹ 199,998 ₹ 158,878 ₹ 35,520

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0

EMI Options through Other Credit Cards


Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 272,910 ₹ 18,739
6 14% ₹ 138,829 ₹ 32,982
9 14% ₹ 94,153 ₹ 47,388
12 14% ₹ 71,829 ₹ 61,956
18 14% ₹ 49,532 ₹ 91,577
24 14% ₹ 38,410 ₹ 121,846
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 94,153 ₹ 47,388
12 14% ₹ 71,829 ₹ 61,956
18 15% ₹ 49,907 ₹ 98,340
24 15% ₹ 38,789 ₹ 130,942
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 93,772 ₹ 43,955
12 13% ₹ 71,453 ₹ 57,445
18 15% ₹ 49,907 ₹ 98,340
24 15% ₹ 38,789 ₹ 130,942
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 94,535 ₹ 50,827
12 15% ₹ 72,206 ₹ 66,479
18 15% ₹ 49,907 ₹ 98,340
24 15% ₹ 38,789 ₹ 130,942
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 94,535 ₹ 50,827
12 15% ₹ 72,206 ₹ 66,479
18 15% ₹ 49,907 ₹ 98,340
24 15% ₹ 38,789 ₹ 130,942
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 13.50% ₹ 93,962 ₹ 45,671
12 13.50% ₹ 71,641 ₹ 59,699
18 13.50% ₹ 49,344 ₹ 88,207
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 13.99% ₹ 94,149 ₹ 47,353
12 13.99% ₹ 71,825 ₹ 61,910
18 14.99% ₹ 49,903 ₹ 98,272
24 14.99% ₹ 38,785 ₹ 130,851
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 93,772 ₹ 43,955
12 12% ₹ 71,078 ₹ 52,948
18 12% ₹ 48,785 ₹ 78,141
24 12% ₹ 37,658 ₹ 103,809
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 94,153 ₹ 47,388
12 14% ₹ 71,829 ₹ 61,956
18 15% ₹ 49,907 ₹ 98,340
24 15% ₹ 38,789 ₹ 130,942
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 94,535 ₹ 50,827
12 15% ₹ 72,206 ₹ 66,479
18 15% ₹ 49,907 ₹ 98,340
24 15% ₹ 38,789 ₹ 130,942
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 94,153 ₹ 47,388
12 14% ₹ 71,829 ₹ 61,956
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 94,153 ₹ 47,388
12 14% ₹ 71,829 ₹ 61,956
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 266,663 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 133,332 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 94,153 ₹ 47,388
12 14% ₹ 71,829 ₹ 61,956
18 15% ₹ 49,907 ₹ 98,340
24 15% ₹ 38,789 ₹ 130,942

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Important Information about Pre-Orders

1. What is a Pre-Order product?
A Pre-order product is a product that we especially order for you from the brand. Once you place an order with us, we will order it from the brand for you.

2. How do I know when the product will be delivered?
There is a rough timeline on the product availability and once it has been confirmed with the brand, we will inform you. 

3. Do you order the product from the brand as soon as I place the order?
We do not immediately order the product but add it in the upcoming order.

4. Will you be giving me updates?
Once we have ordered the product and have a confirmed timeline, we will give you an update.

5. I’d like to make changes to/cancel my order?
You can only cancel/make changes to your order until we place the order with the brand. Since the product is specifically being ordered for you, we will be unable to cancel/make changes once we order the product from the brand.

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Designed & Made
in the UK

5 Years of
Warranty

Ideal for
Indoor Use

3-Pin XLR
Balanced Output

Connect With USB
BNC, AES & TOSLINK

6.8v RMS @ 33Ω
Power Output

Ideal for Audiophiles

These headphones are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of headphones like these. You can expect these headphones to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these headphones is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These headphones deliver a spacious and open soundstage that compares listening to music on actual speakers.

Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.

Metal build

The longevity of your headphone/devices is strongly affected by its build quality, and a poorly built pair is more susceptible to breaking in a short amount of time. This is even more important for the listener who travels with their headphones/devices frequently, as wear and tear are more probable.Headphones/devices built with metal and metal components usually tend to last longer and can withstand wear and tear and potential damage. Modern processes allow all kinds of precious and durable metals to be used while making devices and offer a longer lifetime for users.

Volume Controls

If your headphones have volume controls, you will be able to adjust the volume level with a simple touch of a button without having to reach for your source device. Your music keeps playing without being interrupted or accidentally paused during playback. Having volume controls on headphones or at least in-line controls on the audio cable may seem unnecessary to some people, but they are, in fact, quite convenient.

MEET THE MOST ADVANCED DAC/PREAMP AMPLIFIER IN THE WORLD

The Chord DAVE has the very best conversion technology available. It stands for ‘Digital to Analogue Veritas in Extremis’. Experience unrivalled reality and musicality with unmatched response time. It supports up to 768kHz & DSD 512 (Octa-DSD) playback and can drive headphones up to 800Ω. This DAC is the result of over 20 years of R&D.

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SPARTAN 6 FPGA DAC FOR BETTER SOUND

The DAVE features the advanced Spartan 6 FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) with 1,000 times the processing power (at 164K taps) of the traditional mass-produced DAC. To handle complex timing issues head-on, this FPGA has over a million lines of code. This gives you significantly improved timing, multiple sonic benefits and the best noise-shaper performance of any known DAC.

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MULTIPLE CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

The DAVE can be used as a DAC, Amp or standalone Pre-Amp. It has multiple input options like 4 BNC Coax and 1 Galvanically Isolated Type-B USB Inputs that support up to 768kHz; 2 AES/EBU and 2 optical inputs that support 96kHz as well as Expandable DXO Inputs. You also get Unbalanced RCA, Balanced XLR and ¼" headphone outputs. The included IR Remote & volume controls allow for easy usage.

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Headphone-Zone-Chord-DAVE

HIGH-QUALITY, FUNCTIONAL AND DURABLE BUILD

The DAVE uses Chord's famous porthole design which consists of a full-sized LCD display on a solid aluminium chassis, showing sample frequency, volume, input and set-up configuration options. A remote control, as well as the large stainless steel controller and ball buttons on the fascia, makes it easy to use. It comes with a rotary encoder.

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5 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Chord - DAVE comes with a warranty from Chord Electronics that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Chord Electronics's warranty in India.

What-HiFi - Product of the Year

Product of the Year

What-HiFi Award
Oct, 2016

Headphone Guru - Product of the Year

Product of the Year

Headphone Guru
Dec, 2017

HiVi Award - Best Buy Winner

Best Buy
Winner

HiVi Award
Dec, 2017

Headphone Guru - Product of the Year

Best USB DAC Winner

AVTech
Dec, 2017

What-HiFi

"If you’re looking for the best DAC money can buy, the DAVE is a superb place to start. We haven’t heard anything that sounds so natural or insightful."

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Darko Audio

"The DAVE isn’t just a high-end DAC. It lays the foundation for a desktop-friendly, high-end headphone system; and it is within a desktop context that I approached the DAVE."

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