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  • Chord Electronics DAVE

    We saw this first at the Munich Hi Fi Show last May and have been greatly anticapating it's arrival. Chord have consistently broken new ground with their DAC technology and this is the top of the class in the world today. Amongst it's peers ithis is the smart and healthy sixth former who is going to get into Oxbridge without even revising, and who hopefully goes on and finds a cure for cancer. We expect great things of you DAVE. 

    Instead of traditional off-the-shelf solutions, Chord use an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) in its high-end DACS and their own software to do all the number crunching. And DAVE is no different. This newest arrival also features a high-grade filter with enhanced processing powers and full high-res audio support, including DSD and DXD files up to 768kHz. Outputs include XLR and standard RCA connectors, plus an advanced headphone output. Inputs include USB Type-B, two optical and four coaxial digital sockets.

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  • Chord TToby Power Amplifier

    Chord's Toby is a dedicated power amplifier designed to match the Hugo TT. It's a sleek design that's done in Chords trademark Aerospace grade Aluminium chassis and will even fit nicely on a desktop.

    Not that this power amp has the pedigree of a desktop amp...this is a serious Greyhound...fast and clean...don't let your fluffy bunny rabbits out near this guy.

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    $6,200.00

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  • Chord Blu Mk2 CD Transport ... worlds best CD and digital transport?

    Available for audition in-store, with the Chord DAVE. The Blu MkII is a compact, FPGA-based upsampling CD transport which offers the world’s most advanced filter technology. Used with DAVE, the combination delivers class-leading CD sound quality and technical performance. At the heart of the Blu MkII lies an enormously powerful Xilinx FPGA. Rob Watts’ (Chord’s Digital Design Consultant) has used this to create his exclusive WTA M-Scaler technology, which incorporates the most advanced filter of its kind in the world. The Xilinx FPGA has also enabled a key breakthrough in tap-length (the technical indicator of how complex the interpolation filter is) taking Blu MkII to an unprecedented 1,015,808 taps. Learn More
    $17,000.00

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  • Chord Hugo 2 .."The absolute icon of portable DAC in the history of mankind" ...

    It took a while to get here but its very good ....The Hugo 2 is uprated from the first version ... It's smaller and more expensive!

    The Hugo was a problem for us. It was so good that people stopped buying our other inventory of DACs. Although ostensibly a portable product it sounded so very lifelike that it was being used as the main engine in peoples home audio setups.

    This new one is just an exquisite bit of crafted alloy. When you hold it you dont want to let it go ... the glowing buttons while slightly Flash Gordon are delightful in operation and make perfect sense ... after a while.

    The Hugo 2 has four digital inputs. seven hours of battery life, and does the numbers up to 768KHz digital ...

    Official website for the Hugo 2

    "What Hi Fi?" on the Hugo 2

    "Hugo 2 user manual PDF

     

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  • Chord Huei Phono Stage

    Typically known for their digital products in particular their DACs, Chord has surfaced with a product for all of those Vinyl enthusiasts that are jealous of their friend's aircraft grade aluminium DACs. Like their digital products, the Huei not only has that super cool casing, it also has the pretty LED lights and funky buttons...

    ...but of course the aesthetics of the Huei aren't the only important thing here!

    The Huei is a MM/MC phono stage with all of that tinkering capability for any type of cartridge. Impedance, Gain and Rumble (!) settings are all at your fingertips (coressponding to different coloured lights in the chassis). It also has Balanced outputs for those who are serious about Hi-Fi...and not just the coloured lights...

    It produces an incredibly clean sound almost completely devoid of noise floor resolving the image beautifully.

    We would recommend it to go with Soundsmith, Rega and Van den Hul cartridges.

    Click here for Chris Kelly's glowing review in The Ear 

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  • Chord M Scaler

    For the uninitiated in the digital realm of HiFi, the exact purpose and functionality of the M Scaler can seem perplexing. A unit that sits between your digital source and your DAC to drastically improve the digital signal....isn't it all ones and zeroes at that stage? How can you make ones and zeroes better?

    Well, it's all about the Taps...the digital Taps that is. Taps refers to how many times and therefore how accurately the unit revisists the algorythm that's going to create the analogue Wave Form from the sample rate that's given by the source. Normally DACs would perform this function themselves but no DAC, not even Chord Electronics very own Dave comes even close to the amount of Taps that the M Scaler has. Normally an ordinary DAC would have a 100-tap filter, the Dave has 164,000-tap filter but the M Scaler has 1,015,808-tap filter!

    In Rob Watts own words "If you have a conventional filter with 100 taps, you will recover some of the transient information. A 100-tap filter gives you sufficiently good frequency-domain performance, but not in the time domain. . . . Every time you increase the number of taps, you improve the perception of pitch, timbre gets better—bright instruments sound brighter, dark instruments sound darker—the starting and stopping of notes becomes easier to hear, the localization of sounds get better. There is less listening fatigue—the brain has to do less processing of the information presented to it to understand what's going on." 

    And that perfectly sums up what you hear when you add an M scaler to a Chord Hugo TT2 or the Dave. It's an opening up of the musicality getting this normally step wise wave form of a CD player or 44kHz back to the most accurate analogue Wave Form you can possibly get. 

    And this is where the M Scaler is particularly special because it's the most accurate digital device out there by a long margin. And that's because of the Taps. Turn on the Taps!

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  • Chord Shawline RCA Interconnect 0.5M

    The first Tuned ARAY cables were developed using our then flagship Sarum cable range. The Shawline analogue cables use the same Tuned ARAY conductor geometry to produce a ground breaking cable. All Tuned ARAY cables have an extraordinary degree of musical transparency and the Shawline Analogue transforms the performance of the new breed of DACs, CD players and Streamers that deliver so much performance at very affordable prices.

    Please call for availability on specific lengths

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    Regular Price: $360.00

    Special Price $299.00

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  • Chord C-lite, optical cable, 1M

    A good quality optical cable that's particularly useful for audio applications but can be used just as easily on surround sound systems as well. 

    It's available in toslink to toslink ends or toslink to 3.5mm. Please call for specific availability on lengths and terminations.

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    $90.00

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  • Chord C-USB digital USB audio interconnect

    “A big improvement over standard USB cables, great performance over lengths of up to 5 metres.” When it comes to new products The Chord Company works on a simple principle:..

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    $110.00

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  • Chord Shawline Digital RCA 0.5M

    Digital cables are not all the same and it doesn’t take much listening to hear that. Detail is great, but it is pointless hearing everything the bass and drums are doing if they’re not doing it together. The Shawline Digital brings coherence and detail together. Learn More
    $375.00

  • Chord Signature Ohmic Links

    About twenty years ago, Bi-wiring speakers was all the rage. That's where you run one set of speaker cable to the high frequency input on your speakers and a separate set to the low frequency input. In this process you do away with the high to low frequency metal jumpers on the back of the speaker.

    Normally the jumper links that come with a set of speakers are bits of metal and not made to perform well sonically. The positive effects of Bi-wiring were 90% the effect of getting rid of those crappy jumper links.

    These days when a client comes in asking about Bi-wiring, we make sure they first try some good quality jumper links.

    Like a good quality speaker cable these will define the image, you'll hear more of the tail-end of the notes - the ringing of the piano strings dying slowly away into silence...

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  • Chord Epic Speaker Cable Price Per M

    Our best speaker cable available to be cut off a roll here at CAV. Epic has been part of our speaker cable range for around ten years – it’s a shielded cable that works with pretty much every style of speaker. From mid-price to high end, Epic brings detail, dynamics, resolution and coherence to every speaker it’s used with. It’s particularly good at bringing control and definition across the bass frequencies as well and can be a really good solution for floor standing speakers. Learn More
    $100.00

  • Chord Banana Plugs Solderless. Red Or Black Plastic Shell (Price Per 1)

    Speaker Cable Termination Screw Type 4mm Banana Plug

    IT’S NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO USE PRE-TERMINATED SPEAKER CABLES. SOMETIMES THE CABLE NEEDS TO BE INSTALLED BEHIND WALL OR ROUTED THROUGH TUBING AND LENGTHS ARE HARD TO PREDICT.  THAT MEANS OUR PREFERRED METHOD OF SOLDERING ISN’T ALWAYS POSSIBLE AND A SCREW-ON PLUG IS THE ONLY OPTION.

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    Regular Price: $20.00

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  • Chord Signature Tuned ARAY Analogue XLR 1m

    Using identical conductors for signal and return is a very easy was of improving the performance of an audio cable – something we’ve been doing for many years. With many XLR cables, the two signal wires end up being used to carry the hot (in phase) and the cold (out of phase) signals, while the earth/return connection is made with the shield. Learn More
    $2,000.00

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  • Chord Signature ARAY Power Cable 1.5m

    The Signature ARAY power cable is our latest mains power connector. Its design has been influenced by the research that led to the newest version of our flagship power cable, the Chord Sarum Super ARAY. Not only is the cable a completely new design, so are the plugs. The UK mains plug has been custom made for us and features heavily silver-plated pins and a special cover that allows us to apply mechanical damping to the plug. Learn More
  • Chord Rumour X Speaker Cable

    Chord Rumour has been our go to speaker cable for reasonably priced systems for over 20 years. Incredible detail with no harshness and a very audible soundstage.

    Now evolved into Rumour X with new insulation

    "Previous versions of Rumour speaker cables used PTFE insulation (often referred to as Teflon™) and until the arrival of Taylon®, this was our “go to” material. Although expensive, PTFE offered the best performance.

    Material technology is constantly developing and improving and alternatives to PTFE are now available. While the high cost of Taylon® prevents us from using this in all of our ranges, we were able to find a suitable family of insulation materials known as XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene). One version of this material looked particularly interesting and following listening tests, proved to be clearly better than the PTFE in Rumour speaker cable – now known as Rumour X."

     

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    $36.00

  • Chord Sarum T Speaker Cable 2m Pair Banana to Banana

    We have two pairs of 2m Sarum T Speaker cable which we purchased at a very special price. These are As new and were unboxed for the Australian Hifi show. Available to audition in our 164 Lygon street Showroom and our 121 Drummond st showroom. 

    Sarum T builds on the success of its award-winning predecessor and introduces our breakthrough proprietary insulation material, Taylon®, bringing a major performance upgrade. Sarum T brings the remarkable benefits of our proprietary dielectric at a new, more accessible price level. Previous generations of Sarum Super ARAY cables have featured a PTFE dielectric. The upgrade to Taylon® introduces a raft of performance benefits.

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    Regular Price: $4,700.00

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  • Chord Sarum Speaker Links X4

    Sarum speaker links are more that just the final link for a system full of Sarum cables. They are an easy way of getting the last ounce of performance from any high resolution speaker system, regardless of the speaker cable you’re using.

    The links are fitted with Chord’s 24 karat gold-plated banana plugs and pure copper gold-plated spade connectors. Find out more from A Comprehensive Guide to connecting speakers

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  • Chord Clearway XLR Interconnect 1m

    Chord Clearway Balanced XLR Interconnect Cable Chord Clearway Analogue cable features unique Chord Company ARAYconductor geometry, developed from the award-winning Sarum TunedARAY. ARAY conductor geometry... Learn More
  • Chord Shawline power cable 1.5M

    Because our electromagnetic environment is becoming busier and busier a good quality power cable can go further to improve the quality of sound from your stereo. 

    A power cable can act essentially like an antenna - it is afterall a piece of wire fed into your stereo system - and if not properly shielded, it can pick up bluetooth, wi-fi and radio signals flying around your home.

    The shawline power cable has a braid wire shield and some really good conductors to ensure your components are 'sucking' their power effectively.

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