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Chord Hugo 2

When Chord Electronics’ first Hugo portable DAC/headphone amplifier was launched at CES in January 2014, the world knew it was special – it was so good that many bought it to use as their main digital converter, rather than a

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Chord Hugo 2

When Chord Electronics’ first Hugo portable DAC/headphone amplifier was launched at CES in January 2014, the world knew it was special – it was so good that many bought it to use as their main digital converter, rather than a

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Weiss DAC202

Daniel Weiss cut his engineering teeth working for Studer-Revox, specialising in the design of sampling frequency convertors. He left to form Weiss Engineering Ltd in 1985. His company is certainly better known in pro circles than domestic hi-fi, with clients

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Weiss DAC202

Daniel Weiss cut his engineering teeth working for Studer-Revox, specialising in the design of sampling frequency convertors. He left to form Weiss Engineering Ltd in 1985. His company is certainly better known in pro circles than domestic hi-fi, with clients

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ARCAM airDAC

If you’re an audiophile fed up with all those pesky wires, or a normal human being put off by the prospect of them in the first place, then this is for you. Essentially it’s a high quality digital-to-analogue converter which

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ARCAM airDAC

If you’re an audiophile fed up with all those pesky wires, or a normal human being put off by the prospect of them in the first place, then this is for you. Essentially it’s a high quality digital-to-analogue converter which

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Naim DAC

Released at the end of the first decade of the new millennium, eyebrows were raised when Naim Audio gave us its first ever standalone digital-to-analogue converter. The company said it wasn’t worth doing one until it could make something that

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Naim DAC

Released at the end of the first decade of the new millennium, eyebrows were raised when Naim Audio gave us its first ever standalone digital-to-analogue converter. The company said it wasn’t worth doing one until it could make something that

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Audiolab Q-DAC

Launched in 2013, the £400 Q-DAC was designed to capitalise on the success of the award-winning M-DAC of a year or so earlier. It’s effectively a ‘low calorie’ M-DAC, with much of the same good stuff under the hood, but cost-cut

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Audiolab Q-DAC

Launched in 2013, the £400 Q-DAC was designed to capitalise on the success of the award-winning M-DAC of a year or so earlier. It’s effectively a ‘low calorie’ M-DAC, with much of the same good stuff under the hood, but cost-cut

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Chord Chordette 2Qute

Four years ago, Chord Electronics announced a new portable DAC going under the quirky name of Hugo. This market sector was – and still is – bristling with such products – with everyone from Cambridge Audio to Oppo doing the

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Chord Chordette 2Qute

Four years ago, Chord Electronics announced a new portable DAC going under the quirky name of Hugo. This market sector was – and still is – bristling with such products – with everyone from Cambridge Audio to Oppo doing the

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dCS Elgar

The nineteen nineties was arguably just as important for digital audio as the decade that proceeded it – because it saw the introduction of high resolution recording and playback for the first time. Whereas Compact Disc offered a ceiling of

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dCS Elgar

The nineteen nineties was arguably just as important for digital audio as the decade that proceeded it – because it saw the introduction of high resolution recording and playback for the first time. Whereas Compact Disc offered a ceiling of