Chord Electronics adds DSD 64 playback to its DSX1000 streamer

Chord Electronics DSX1000

Chord Electronics has upgraded its flagship DSX1000 streamer by adding DSD (Direct Stream Digital) 64 playback over ethernet. The price of the network music player remains the same at £7500 for the standard finish (£7830 for nickel), and existing owners can get the upgrade for free via the internet.

The implementation of DSD 64 allows owners to enjoy playback of even higher resolution music via the system, in addition to 24-bit/192kHz PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio.

MORE: Find out all about the Chord Electronics DSX1000

The DSX1000 decodes the incoming digital data steram using Chord Electronics' proprietary DAC (digital-to-analogue conversion) technology.

The latest-generation Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) architecture found inside the DSX1000 is the same technology used in Chord's flagship DAC, the QBD76 HDSD and its range-topping Red Reference MkIII CD player.

Additional features on the DSX1000 include UnP/DLNA access, a built-in analogue volume control, balanced XLR and RCA phono connections and a full-colour 3.5in TFT fron-panel display.

MORE: Read our Chord Electronics QBD76 HDSD review

By Andy Clough

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.