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QBD76 the World's Most Technically Advanced DAC


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Next generation DAC resolves more musical information than any DAC using conventional chips and includes USB and Bluetooth inputs.
Chord Electronics has once again produced the world's most technically advanced DAC. Building on the huge success of the award winning DAC64, the QBD76 now takes D/A conversion to a new level of performance not available in any other product. In addition USB and digital Bluetooth inputs allow you to enjoy very high quality audio playback from anywhere your music happens to be stored.

Instead of simply using the best off the shelf DAC chips, Chord actually designed their own using the newest Xilinx field programmable gate arrays. This state-of-the-art development platform provides Chord engineers with a staggering 1,250,000 logic gates with which to design their DAC.

This level of capability was undreamt of only a few years ago. By comparison the best DAC chips available today use only 30,000 logic gates. Thus, with over 40 times the development power, Chord engineers were able to control every aspect of their DAC’s design and performance. As a result, the QBD76 is capable of resolving 40dB more data than DACs using the best off the shelf chips.

This means the QBD76 can resolve more musical information than any DAC using even the best chips can. This remarkable innovation takes the QBD76 very near the theoretical limit for CD audio, and once again Chord emerges with technology literally years ahead of the competition.