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SOLD - FOR SALE: Chord DAVE DAC, Headphone Amplifier, and Preamplifier in Silver with Stand

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Info: Chord DAVE DAC, Headphone Amplifier, and Preamplifier in Silver with Stand

Asking Price:
USD $10500.00
Retail Price: USD $13183.00
Payment method: Cash, Paypal, Cheque
Shipping weight: 11.34 (kg) Calculate Shipping
Condition: 10 - Mint (?)
Date Posted: Jan 03, 18 9:40am (PST)
Edited: May 13, 18 5:59am
About Seller: jamesdowningelliott
New York, NY
United States
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Product Brand: Chord
Product Model: DAVE DAC, Headphone Amp, and Preamplifier
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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.

From Chord:

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)

THD + N: 127.5dB (AWT)



SAMPLE FREQUENCIES: 44.1Khz – 768Khz DSD64,128,256,512 native DSD + DoP (input dependant)


Frequency Response:

20Hz to 20kHz +/- 0.1dB


127.5dB (AWT)

Channel Separation:

>125dB @ 1kHz

Dynamic Range:

127.5dB (AWT)

Headphone Output:

1% THD 6.8v RMS with 300Ω (154mW)

1% THD 6.8v RMS with 33Ω (1.4w)

Output Impedance:

0.0055Ω (short circuit protected)

Operating voltage:

90v AC – 250v AV auto switching 50Hz – 60Hz

Dimensions (including connectors):

333.5mm (W) x 71mm (H) x 154mm (D)



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Boxes, Literature, Remote Control, $2000 stand.

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