The new DSX1000 is a high-performance digital network streamer that at its heart, boasts (Chord's) Robert Watts' world-renowned proprietary DAC technology. The latest-generation Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) architecture found inside the DSX1000, is the same advanced technology used in the highly acclaimed QBD76 HDSD DAC and the Red Reference MkIII CD player, giving the DSX1000 a significant sonic advantage over ordinary network players with off-the-shelf DAC chips.
The DSX1000 features UPnP/DLNA access and control and is capable of transforming the sound of MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, ALAC and FLAC files, with 24-bit/192kHz support where available, and follows the success of Chord's debut streamer, the Chordette Index. Key features include an inbuilt analogue volume control circuit, as used in their CPA8000 Reference preamp, which gives highly accurate volume adjustment without the problems and low-level distortions associated with digital volume controls normally found in streaming products. The DSX10000 has a full-colour 3.5-inch TFT front-panel display showing album artwork, set up options etc. The unit can also be enjoyed using many of the UPnP apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Harmonic Distortion: < -103 dB (1kHz, 24-Bit @ 44.1kHz sample frequency), < -110dB (100Hz, 24-Bit @ 44.1kHz sample frequency).
Signal to Noise Ratio: > 120dB.
Channel Separation: > 125dB @ 1KHz.
Dynamic Range: 120dB.
Network Input: 1 x RJ45 100 base T Ethernet.
Digital Inputs: 1x Coaxial (BNC)
Supported formats: wma-9, mp3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, ALAC, AIFF (96KHz) FLAC, WAV (including 176.4 and 192kHz support).
Analogue Outputs: Stereo RCA phono and balanced XLR line-level direct outputs; stereo RCA phono and balanced XLR volume control outputs.
Supported Sample Frequencies: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz.
Line Level Uutput: 6V rms balanced; 3V rms unbalanced.