Chord Electronics Ltd is a world-leading manufacturer of high-end audio products. Since 1989, under the leadership of proprietor John Franks, Chord Electronics has been pushing the boundaries of innovation, creating some of the planet’s finest hi-fi, home cinema and professional audio equipment. A technology-driven leader, Chord Electronics’ philosophy of ongoing evolution and refinement continues to deliver landmark audio products with extraordinary performance and unrivalled design features.
Born from the highly demanding world of aircraft avionics, Chord Electronics maintains a commitment to exemplary engineering, cutting-edge technology and exceptional build quality. Ingeniously designed for high performance over the long term, Chord products are renowned internationally for their advanced technology which is amongst the best in the world. Since 1996, Chord’s collaboration with Robert Watts, a digital design genius with 30 years’ DAC technology development experience, has produced a number of advanced digital products that are, quite simply, without equal.
Chord’s achievements have been recognised in the media, too, with magazines and websites from around the world awarding Chord products the highest accolades. Chord’s passion for sound quality and exemplary engineering continue to produce audio equipment with exceptional insight into recorded music. Sparkling clarity, unrivalled transparency and huge reserves of high-quality power are trademarks that have become synonymous with the brand. Chord is trusted and admired internationally, and its global customer base includes: the BBC; EMI’s Abbey Road Studios (London); Sony Music Studios (New York) and Skywalker Sound to name but a few.
Why not discover for yourself what Chord Electronics can do for your favourite music? Our web pages can help you learn more about our product ranges and find retailers of exceptional ability, who will take time to help you find the product that’s right for the way you listen. Welcome to Chord.
The QuteHD is What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision's DAC of the Year (£700-£1,200) for the second year in a row!
The Chordette Qute HD, our unrivalled compact DAC, has won What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision's DAC of the Year (£700-£1,200) for 2013. Having also picked up the award for 2012, the QuteHD remains the DAC to beat at its price point, according to the experts at the world's biggest hi-fi magazine. For both 2012 and 2013, the QuteHD has led the way with its advanced bespoke circuitry and awesome processing power. What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision said: ""Chord has struck gold with the QuteHD – it's a terrific performer for the money"
The QuteHD is a DSD and 192k PCM compatible asynchronous USB DAC which has more than 10 recommendations from the international press, including: Hi-Fi News, Hi-Fi World, Tone Audio, Computer Audiophile, Record Collector, PC Advisor, Enjoy the Music and more. You can discover more about these reviews and others from Chord Electronics, here.
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