Up for sale is an almost new Chord DAVE DAC, Headphone Amp, and Preamp with amazing stand in silver. If you are looking at this ad, you probably know this is one of the most advanced reference quality DACs out there to date. This is an amazing opportunity to pick up a brand new, open box unit for a substantial discount off of MSRP. Shipping Price includes insurance.
Additionally, due to Brexit, Chord is raising the combined retail price of Dave Dac and matching stand on Feb 1 to 12488.00 and 1995.00 - $14,483 total.
DAVE is the most advanced DAC we have 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 precision.
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.
4x 75Ω S/PDIF BNC Coax – 44.1kHz to 384kHz 1x AES XLR – 44.1kHz to 96kHz 2x Fibre Optic TOSLINK – 44.1kHz to 192kHz 1x USB Type B – 44.1kHz to 768kHz – PCM and DSD
1x Stereo Pair of Unbalanced RCA 1x Stereo Pair of Balanced XLR 1x ¼” TRS Jack Headphone Output
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20Hz to 20kHz flat within +/-0.1dB (HF filter off)