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Chord Electronics Dominates DAC What Hi-Fi? Awards 2019

8th October 2019, Kent, UK: Chord Electronics’ proprietary-technology FPGA-based DACs have once again dominated the UK’s most prestigious audio honours, the What Hi-Fi? Awards (2019), scooping an incredible three out of six accolades and winning every award above £300!

The company’s unique British-made digital to analogue convertors, which eschew value-engineered off-the-shelf DAC chips in favour of the proven performance advantages of FPGAs (powerful programmable integrated circuits), are the most advanced of their kind in the world. Their superior technical performance has once again been recognised by the biggest hi-fi reviews entity in the world, What Hi-Fi?, in its prestigious annual awards.

Chord Electronics won Best DAC £300-£500 for the Mojo DAC/headphone amp, Best DAC £300-£500 for the standalone Qutest and Best DAC £300-£500 for the Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp, occupying the entire spectrum of DAC awards over £300 where almost all audiophiles are invested.

Crucially, Chord Electronics’ Mojo (which has recently been reduced by 25 per cent to £299 for a limited time only) has won Best DAC for five successive years in a row, firmly cementing its credentials as the best portable DAC/headphone amp on the market.

Chord Electronics has won acclaim for its class-leading proprietary-technology FPGA DACs for two decades, following the introduction of the ground-breaking DAC64 in 1999. More recently, the company has brought the unrivalled power of its DACs to a wider audience with the £299 Mojo DAC and today, the company offers a wide range of devices leading up to the reference-grade DAVE DAC/preamp, the most technically advanced DAC of its kind in the world.

The wholly owned Kent-based company, which is celebrating 30 years of UK design, engineering and manufacturing this year, has been painstakingly hand-building its class-leading proprietary-technology amplifiers just outside Maidstone since 1989 and also benefits from over 20 years’ DAC-building expertise.

Its award-winning products are available to demonstrate both in Chord Electronics dealerships and at home (subject to arrangement) with the company’s online Dealer Locator tool making it easy.

About Chord Electronics Ltd

Chord Electronics Ltd is a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance hi-fi and audio products. Since 1989, from its spectacular riverside base in Kent, England, Chord Electronics has been creating some of the planet’s finest hi-fi, home cinema and professional audio equipment. A technology-driven innovator, Chord Electronics continues to deliver excellence through exemplary audio engineering, cutting-edge design and a true aesthetic understanding.

Chord Electronics is trusted and admired internationally and its global customer base includes: Metropolis Studios, Abbey Road Studios (London); Sony Music Studios (New York) Skywalker Sound (California) and more. www.chordelectronics.co.uk

Jay Luong

Mr. Audio Bacon himself. An open-minded electrical engineer and software developer by trade. I have an obsession with the enjoyment of all things media - specifically in the realm of music and film. So much heart and soul (and money) go into the creation of this artistry. My aim is to find out which products get me closer to what the musicians and directors intended.

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