Meet DAVE the DAC
Chord Electronics brought you Hugo and 2Qute but now they have announced the highly anticipated Chord Electronics DAVE.
Before you think that Chord has gone completely bonkers or have just picked a name out of a hat at random, DAVE actually stands for Digital to Analogue Veritas in Extremis. Now, I don’t know which came first, calling in DAVE and then finding words to fit or the other way around.
Clocking in with a mere 164000 taps it has considerably more than the Hugo series of hardware. In order to process all of the data in the taps DAVE powers up with an immense 166 separate DSP cores just for the WTA Filter alone
Available for delivery this autumn and pre orders start soon. Get DAVE in your home for just £7995.
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
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