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£8499.00 1In stock
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The Chord DAVE DAC is available for demonstration in our Hull store. Come and hear how it is a step up from all the other Chord DACs, we have the full range on display. The musicality and the level of detail achieved have mesmerised quite a few customers already. Quite simply the best DAC we have ever had on demonstration.

Chord Electronics has launched their new reference DAC. The dac has the acronym DAVE - Digital to Analogue Veritas in Extremis, Chord’s latest-generation digital-to-analogue convertor features the very best conversion technology available, using proprietary techniques from Rob Watts and John Franks that have never been seen before.

The Chord DAVE DAC is a highly advanced reference-grade DAC, digital preamp and headphone amplifier. Hand-made in Kent, DAVE is based around a proprietary FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) offering more than ten times the program capacity of its predecessor.

At its heart lies a new LX75 version of the Spartan 6 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). 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. Chord DAVE DAC’s technology delivers music with unmatched reality and musicality, with an unrivalled timing response.

Part Exchange Available

As you would expect from Fanthorpes hifi, we offer a generous part exchange against the Chord DAVE DAC. If you have any hifi that you wish to use as part payment against the Chord DAVE DAC then either call us on 01482 223096 or email us at  and we will give you a price to change. This is a fantastic and hassle free way of making the Chord DAVE DAC more affordable.

Finance Available

Fanthorpes hifi can also offer buy now pay later on the Chord DAVE DAC, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year. If you are interested in taking advantage of our payment terms on the Chord DAVE DAC email or call us on 01482 223096 and we will email an application form to you

Chord DAVE DAC Specification:

  • Inputs:
  • USB B-style 44 kHz to 768 kHz
  • DXD and Quad DSD
  • 2x optical 44kHz to 192kHz
  • 1 x AES 44kHz to 192kHz
  • 4 x Coax 44kHz to 384kHz
  • Dual-data mode available
  • Outputs digital:
  • 2x ultra-high-speed coax 768kHz dual-data mode (for use with future-unannounced Chord Electronics products)
  • Maximum output voltage: 6 volts RMS
  • THD and noise at 2.5 volts: RMS 0.000015 %
  • THD and noise at 2.5 volts: 127dBA Awt (124dBA into 33 ohms)
  • Dynamic range at -60 dBFS 1kHz -127 dBA A wt
  • (No measurable noise floor modulation, no a harmonic distortion)
  • (Analogue distortion characteristic: no distortion for small signals)
  • Power requirements: mains power 80 volts to 260 volts; AC 20 watts
  • Five Year Manufacturers Warranty