How does a Chord DAC work?

Posted on: 18/10/2016

It's no secret, for the past twenty-years we've set the standard when it comes to high-fidelity digital to analogue conversion, but the question is what exactly is it that makes a Chord Electronics DAC sound so great? As you might have expected, the answer isn't so simple, there are hundreds of components, millions of lines of code, a man named Rob Watts and, simply put, we don't rely on traditional inexpensive off the shelf chip DACs like many of our competitors, we take an entirely unique approach that is an order of magnitude more powerful.

In order to simply explain this process we’ve created a slick animation, which translates across all of our digital to analogue converters. Watch the video on YouTube now.