Chord adds DSD 64 to DSX1000

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Chord adds DSD 64 to DSX1000
Monday, August 5, 2013

Chord Electronics has added DSD 64 over Ethernet functionality to its DSX1000 network streamer (£7,500). Existing owners can get the upgrade for free via the internet, with a simple push-button menu option from the unit’s display screen. Chord has been working on the implementation of DSD playback in its product line and this latest update follows the recent launch of the DSD 128-compatible CodeX streamer at the beginning of July.
The implementation of DSD 64 into the DSX1000 enables access to an emerging world of high-resolution material in addition to 24-bit/192kHz PCM media. The DSX1000 decodes the incoming digital data stream using Chord Electronics' proprietary DAC technology. The Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) architecture found inside the DSX1000, is the same advanced technology used in Chord Electronics’ flagship DAC, the QBD76 HDSD.
The FPGA handles all the digital data decoding, clocking, WTA filtering and the fifth generation Pulse Array DAC. Improvements to the Pulse Array DAC have been further complimented with an enhanced power supply design and layout. The DSX1000’s streaming engine is directly coupled to Chord Electronics’ DAC technology, which re-clocks data, removing many of the jitter issues that can affect products where the DAC is coupled into the main streaming chip.