Most Advanced DAC ever made
DAVE is the most advanced DAC we have ever made. It features the very best conversion technology available, using proprietary techniques never seen before, making DAVE the most advanced DAC/preamp amplifier in the world.
The DAC, which is also a reference-level headphone amplifier and ‘digital preamp’, distils twenty years of Chord research, development and advanced engineering into one device. It brings together an amalgamation of best of the technologies chord has created over time.
Spartan 6 FPGA
The heart lies a new version of the advanced Spartan 6 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) with 1,000x the processing power of the traditional mass-produced chip DAC. DAVE’s FPGA is loaded with over a million lines of code to confront complex timing issues head-on, with speed and precision.
Best Noise Shaper Performance & Pure Experience
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. The device’s lossless digital volume control outputs the signal direct to your power amplifier for the purest experience.
Full-Sized LCD Display
DAVE has a full-sized LCD display, showing input, sample frequency, volume and set-up configurations options, within Chord’s famous porthole design. Alongside, DAVE also features a rotary encoder with a large stainless steel controller and ball buttons, enabling direct interactivity in addition to the supplied remote control.
Take Control with Remote control Options
The DAVE makes you feel privilaged in not only providing the best of technologies and design, but also by providing a Remote control to handle your DAC. This is a first time ever thought about feature for a DAC. So no matter where you leisuring back with your music, you can easily handle the DAC with your remote control.
The Chord DAVE is highly compatible with all your Android & iOS devices, it supports Windows OSX and Linux with the same efficiency.
What Hifi, Temptation Award 2016
"The DAVE was awarded the product of the year award in the year 2016 by UK's leading sound and vision magazine - What HiFi"
4 Ohms - 800 Ohms
Micro USB : 44.1kHz – 768kHz – 16bit – 32bit
Coax via 3.5mm Jack : 44.1kHz – 768kHz – 16bit – 32bit
Optical (TOSLINK): 44.1kHz – 192kHz – 16bit – 24bit
Micro USB Charging port input
- The Chord DAVE
- Reference DAVE Remote
- 1.5m Type A to Type B USB Cable
- 1.5m 10a IEC Mains Power Lead
- Dave Owners Manual
Authorized Service Partner: Headphone Zone
Manufacturer's Warranty covers only manufacturing defects. To claim warranty, please maintain a copy of your invoice and Contact Headphone Zone.
"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"
"The Chord way is uncontentiously the best for sound quality terms, as there is no digital transcoding, and no quiescent digital processing subsystems on the same processor board."
"DAVE's superb re-creation of soundstage depth, its sense of musical drive, and the clarity with which it presented recorded detail were addictive."
"The DAVE does not only offer fantastic sound but actually show the way of development to other manufacturers who want to create something truly outstanding. For me, it's definitely world class sound."
Download the DAVE User Manual Here
Download the Windows 7 Driver Zip file here
Download the Windows 10 Driver Zip file here