Chord Electronics

Chord - DAVE

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Designed & Made
in the UK

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best for
Indoor Use

5 Years of
Warranty

Aluminium
Build

FPGA DAC
Chip

XLR Balanced
Output

Remote
Control

DESCRIPTION

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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SPECS

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz to 20kHz
THD +N -127.5dB (AWT)
CHANNEL SEPARATION >125dB @ 1kHz
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 – 44.1kHz to 384kHz
1x AES XLR – 44.1kHz to 96kHz
2x Fibre Optic TOSLINK – 44.1kHz to 96kHz
1x USB Type B – 44.1kHz to 768kHz (16 – 32bit) – PCM and DSD
ANALOGUE OUTPUTS 1x Stereo Pair of Unbalanced RCA
1x Stereo Pair of Unbalanced RCA
1x ¼” TRS Jack Headphone Output
WEIGHT 5kg
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS Chord DAVE
Reference DAVE Remote
1.5m Type A to Type B USB Cable
1.5m 10a IEC Mains Power Lead
Dave Owners Manual

User Guide

Learn how to make the most out of your Chord Dave with information on how to protect and clean your device from time to time. Get information on battery life indicators and configuring these with other devices.

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Warranty & Media Reviews

5 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Chord DAVE comes with a 5 year warranty from Chord that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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HiVi Award
Dec, 2017

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Best USB DAC Winner

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Dec, 2017

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