Chord QBD76 DAC (GBP 3,000) Review on What Hi-Fi?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

What Hi-Fi?, another of the British “hi-fi” glossies, has posted their review of the Chord Electronics QBD76 DAC (GBP 3,000), which they awarded a five star rating. This is a distinctively styled design (photo) that accepts both USB and Bluetooth, in addition to optical and coaxial.

The unnamed reviewers liked the naturalness and fluidity of the sound, as well as the excellent bass. They remarked:

Chord claims the resolution to be as good as CD can get, and connected to a high-quality transport – we used those from Cyrus and Classé – it’s hard to argue. This DAC produces some of the finest digital sounds we’ve ever heard.

Read the entire review, then check out the same crew’s review of the QBD76’s cheaper sibling, the Chordette Gem (GBP 400).