Now on demo!
DAVE is the most advanced DAC Chord has 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. DAVE stands for ‘Digital to Analogue Veritas in Extremis’, a
moniker that best reflects the product’s capability; a device so
advanced and with so few compromises, that it is absolutely truthful in
the extreme — a standard that all other DACs on the market simply cannot
hope to match.
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. At its
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
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.
DAVE has a full-sized LCD display, showing input, sample frequency,
volume and set-up configurations options, within Chord’s famous porthole
design. On its fascia, 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.
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