Designed & Made
in the UK
5 Years of
Connect With USB
BNC, AES & TOSLINK
6.8v RMS @ 33Ω
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.
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.
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.
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.
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|THD +N||-127.5dB (AWT)|
|CHANNEL SEPARATION||>125dB @ 1 kHz|
|DYNAMIC RANGE||127.5dB (AWT)|
|HEADPONE OUTPUT||1% THD 6.8v RMS with 300Ω (154mW)
1% THD 6.8v RMS with 33Ω (1.4w)
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||0.055Ω (short circuit protected)|
|OPERATING VOLTAGE||90v AC – 250v AV auto switching 50Hz – 60Hz|
|DIGITAL INPUTS||4x 75Ω S/PDIF BNC Coax – 44.1 kHz to 384kHz|
|1x AES XLR – 44.1 kHz to 96kHz|
|2x Fibre Optic TOSLINK – 44.1 kHz to 96kHz|
|1x USB Type B – 44.1 kHz to 768kHz (16 – 32 Bit) – PCM and DSD|
|ANALOGUE OUTPUTS||1x Stereo Pair of Unbalanced RCA|
|1x Stereo Pair of Unbalanced RCA|
|1x ¼” TRS Jack Headphone Output|
|TAP LENGTH FILTERS||164,000|
|SAMPLE FREQUENCIES||44.1 kHz – 768Khz (16 – 32 Bit) and DSD64 to DSD512 native DSD + DoP (input dependant)|
|DIMENSIONS||7.8cm (H) 33.5cm (W) 15.2cm (D)|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Chord DAVE|
|2. DAVE Quickstart guide|
|3. Safety instructions|
|4. 10A Mains IEC cable|
|5. IR Remote control|
|6. Type-A USB to Type-B USB cable|
|7. Optical cable|
|8. 2x AAA batteries|
|GENERIC NAME||Digital Audio Converter|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||United Kingdom|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
The History of Chord Electronics
The Chord electronics marked its beginning with the world of aviation where they believe in unyielding standards. Right from the beginning in 1989, John Franks, the owner of the company has been instrumental in developing the philosophy of the company. The very first amplifiers designed by the Chord Electronics were delivered to the BBC. The company then went on to do business with world-class studios such as the Abbey Road, Sony Music (New York) and eventually The Royal Opera House. The success of Chord electronics in the professional space lead to increasing demand for a domestic range incorporating the best of the finest professional products. All the Chord Electronics products made in Britain use proprietary technologies and offer studio-grade audio performance with all the Chord Electronics products.
Inside the Chord Studios
When Jamie spends one half of his time in the studio and the other half in the location, he needs best in class Digital to Analogue converters to keep up with his task and this is precisely why he places his trust on nothing else but Chord Electronics. Jamie has already installed the Hugo TT DAC in the Studio room as well as the listening room to feed his monitors and then employs Hugo for mixing on the go along with headphones.
The FPGA DAC Technology
The cutting-edge FPGA DAC Technology is consistent across the Chord's DAC range like the Mojo, 2Qute, Hugo, Hugo 2, and Dave were instead of using the traditional industrial DAC chip, they use the advanced field-programmable gate array.
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.
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