The Chord Company


Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)

Main Details
Maker The Chord Company Brand
Additional Model ID Range: Hugo
Form Factor Desktop
Signal Path Digital Hardware (including Analog Connections)
Made In England
Date Produced 2018
(H × W × D)
  • Precision machined aluminium casing with polycarbonate buttons and glass viewing portal. Available only in Jett Black.
Weight 770g
Power Source 5v 2amp Micro USB
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
Notes Chipset: Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA

Tap-length: 49,152

Pulse array: 10 element pulse array design

Output stage: Class A

THD: <0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300Ω

THD and noise at 3v RMS: 117dB at 1kHz 300ohms ‘A’ weighted (reference 2.5v)

Noise 2.6 uV ‘A’ weighted: No measurable noise floor modulation

Channel separation: 138dB at 1kHz 300Ω


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