View Full Version : Chord Electronics Open Day - Dec 5th, Come and say Hi To DAVE!

HiFi Lounge
19-11-2015, 10:59
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Hi All,

Well we are definitely going out with a bang for 2015 with 2 open days over 2 weekends, you could argue though that we have saved the best for last with our Chord Electronics Day on December 5th as we will be showing the most hotly anticipated DAC that I have ever known, Chord Electronics DAVE.

Hear DAVE in 2 Setups!

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We will not just have one DAVE on demo though but 2, one in HiFi Lounge at the heart of a HiFi setup and another in Highend Headphones in a top end headphone rig, so 2 DAVEís for the price of one, canít be bad :-)

I am a huge fan of Chordís DACís, well just like everyone else to be fair and it really is no surprise that they cleaned up at the What HiFi awards a couple of weeks ago winning best DAC at different price points for the Mojo, 2Qute and Hugo. I now have a Hugo TT at home which is superb but I must admit I think that my favourite product of 2015 has to be the Mojo, basically for its size, price and performance it really is a phenomenal piece of HiFi, I use mine daily running Tidal into it from my phone and it will drive any headphone which really is saying something.

Chord Electronics HiFi System

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What I am really looking forward to on the day though is hearing what a full Chord Electronics HiFi system sounds like as I know their DACís very well but I have yet to hear a higher end full Chord setup so I canít wait for this. The idea is to still keep it quite simple, maybe weíll do a Chord Reference day sometime next year, but for this open day we are going to run an Aurender W20, basically a £13,000 server / player, into DAVE which is also a Pre as well as a DAC then into a Chord SPM 1200 MKII stereo power amp, so a 3 box system which admittedly adds up to around £30k, but in HiFI terms is a reasonably small system, regarding speakers, I am looking to run the PMC MB2 SEís so we can really hear the Chord Equipment at its best.

Chord Headphone Setup

For the headphone system I was hoping to have the new Audeze LCD-4ís running from another Aurender / DAVE setup, Iím hoping this is still a possibility but the LCD-4ís may have been delayed a little but fingers crossed, if not we will either use the excellent HiFi man HE-1000 or will use DAVE to feed a Stax SR-009 system, now that I canít wait to hear.

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We will also be running the new Chord CPM 2800 MKII integrated digital amp in our downstairs demo room, this is a special amp as the digital section is basically a Hugo, we will pair this with Chords DSX1000 Reference Streamer, also we will have the Hugo, Hugo TT and 2Qute on display.

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We will have Chord representatives here on the day to help answer any questions you may have and also as usual we will be offering refreshment throughout the day.

For any Chord Electronics products purchased on the day there will be a special promotion, please get in touch for more information.

So if like me you are curious to hear a full Chord Electronics HiFI setup with DAVE at its heart or would like to hear the best a headphone system can give then please feel free to come along on December 5th.


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HiFi Lounge
03-12-2015, 18:47
Hi Everyone,

Well with only one day left to our last open day of 2015 I just thought I would update this with all the latest news regarding our Chord Electronics open day, this really should be a good one and a fitting end to 2015.

So basically all the kit arrived today other than the 2 DAVEís, but donít worry they will be arriving tomorrow with the bang up to date code running on them which apparently sounds a lot better than the version I heard a couple of months ago, this is the final version and the great news is that DAVE is now on the production line so those lucky guys that have placed their orders the wait is almost over, as planned we will be running 1 x DAVE in HiFi Lounge and another DAVE in Highend Headphones.

So as part of the HiFi Rig, we will be running a DAVE into a pair of SPM 1400 MKII Monoís as well as having a SPM 1200 MKII stereo amp here if required, these will be run into the awesome PMC MB2 SEís. The source for this rig is very special indeed, as a big fan of Aurender I am really pleased that I have managed to blag their top of the range player, the £12, 999 W20, this fed into DAVE really should be as good as it can get, I canít wait to find out.

As for the headphone rig, unfortunately the LCD-4′s still havenít materialised so we will run a selection of other top end headphones including the LCD-3′s, HiFiMan HE-1000′s and the Limited Ultrasone Edition 5′s + anything else that anyone wants to try. We will have DAVE setup as well at the Hugo TT and Hugo, DAVE will be fed by the Aurender N100H so still a very potent headphone rig.

So 2 nice highend setups to see out the end of the year, tomorrow will be a busy day of setting up but look forward to hopefully sitting back a little on Saturday have enjoying some real top end kit, hope to see you there :-)

Managed to get the amps out of the box!



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The mighty Aurender W20, this thing weighs a tonne!


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HiFi Lounge
05-12-2015, 08:29
Hi All,

Spent all day yesterday getting everything setup and nicely warmed up, sounding great this morning :-)

The headphone shop is looking particularly good with Mojo, Hugo, Hugo TT and Dave all running so if you'd like to come in today please feel free.


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