Chord Electronics have been producing cutting-edge digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and amplifiers, using innovative techniques and methods, since their founding in England in 1989. Founder John Franks and engineer Rob Watts have once and again turned the audio world upside down with their outstanding and unique designs.
At the heart of every Chord DAC is an FPGA chip (field-programmable gate array), which Chord packs with thousands upon thousands of lines of code, to optimize the conversion for timing and noise, and deliver and incredibly natural, musical sound. This sets Chord Electronics apart, as instead of turning to mass-produced, off-the shelf integrated circuits for the heart of their DAC's, they craft their own circuit in-house for each design. This is why no other DAC on the market sounds like a Chord DAC.