Every digital music system needs a DAC to make the magic happen. Your DAC (or digital-to-analog converter) can have a variety of inputs, from USB, optical, coaxial, and in some cases even network streaming. DACs take various forms, from pocket sized all the way up to full-size stereo components.
Chord Electronics has its roots in aviation electronics, with an unwavering focus on design and engineering without compromise. Their hardware has been used in professional settings around the world, including BBC studios, Abbey Road, Sony Music (New York), and in the Royal Opera House. Chord DACs have won numerous awards from nearly every HiFi publication, having earned a legendary reputation in the audiophile world.