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DAVE is the flagship table-top DAC from Chord Electronics, reference level product, loaded with latest-generation FPGA technology. With its design and all the latest technologies used, the Chord Dave is the most advanced DAC in the world.

Entirely designed and manufactured in England, the DAVE exemplifies a work-of-art from design to technology. The Chord DAVE is not only a great DAC/Amp but also works great as a preamp. Making it the ultimate desktop Amp you could ever wish for. 

DAVE stands for ‘Digital to Analogue Veritas in Extremis’, an alias the product lives by. The name best reflects is capabilities as not only an advanced device but also something that would live by the extremes. The Chord DAVE is truly a standard that all other DACs on the market simply cannot hope to match.


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    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.

    Reference-Level Pre-Amp

    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.

    Highly Compatible

    The Chord DAVE is highly compatible with all your Android & iOS devices, it supports Windows OSX and Linux with the same efficiency.
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    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
    Manual






    127.5dB 
    7Kg




    125 dB

    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



    1. The Chord DAVE 

    2. Reference DAVE Remote
       
    3. 1.5m Type A to Type B USB Cable

    4. 1.5m 10a IEC Mains Power Lead

    5. Dave Owners Manual



  • One Year 
    Manufacturer's
    Warranty

    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.

  • 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"

     

     

    Trusted Reviews
    "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."

     

     

    Headphone.guru
    "DAVE's superb re-creation of soundstage depth, its sense of musical drive, and the clarity with which it presented recorded detail were addictive."

     

     

    Stereolife Mag
    "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."

     


     

  • User Manual

    Download the DAVE User Manual Here

    Windows Driver-1.Zip

    Download the Windows 7 Driver Zip file here

    Windows Driver-1.Zip

    Download the Windows 10 Driver Zip file here

Category: 0.005 Ohms, 1 W - 2 W, 3-Pin XLR Stereo Line Out, 4Ω - 800Ω, 5 Years, 6.3mm Headphone Out, 6.3mm Out, AES XLR, BNC Coax x4, Coax In, Custom, DAC, DSD, For Android, For Apple iOS, Linux, Micro USB, Micro USB Out, Mini XLR In, Mini XLR Out, No, Non-Adjustable, Opt In, Optical x2, Pre-order, RCA Out, RCA Stereo Output, USB type B - Input, Windows

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