Chord DSX 1000 Reference Music Streamer


Combining simplistic interfaces with multi-award winning FPGA DAC technology and UPnP/DLNA compatibility is what makes a Chord streamer the most refined, satisfying, listening experience.

The DSX1000 is our flagship music streamer. A high-performance design, the DSX1000 directly benefits from our world-renowned proprietary DAC technology. The advanced FPGA architecture found inside the DSX1000, is the same technology as used in our DACs and CD players, giving the DSX1000 a significant sonic advantage over ordinary streamers with off-the-shelf DAC chips.

The DSX1000 naturally features UPnP/DLNA access and control, and because of its FPGA architecture, it is capable of transforming the sound of MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, ALAC and FLAC files, with 24-bit/192kHz and DSD64 support where available. The DSX1000’s streaming engine is directly coupled into our own DAC technology, which carefully re-clocks all data and removes unwanted jitter.

Key features include an in-built analogue volume control circuit as used in our CPA8000 Reference preamp, which gives highly accurate volume adjustment without the problems and low-level distortions associated with conventional digital volume controls, a full-colour 3.5-inch TFT front-panel display showing album artwork, set up options etc. plus, volume-controlled and line-level analogue outputs which feature both balanced XLR and RCA phono connections. The unit can be controlled using many of the UPnP apps available for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices.


  • Chord Custom FPGA DAC
  • 192kHz RJ45 Network Input
  • 192kHz BNC Input
  • Variable Output Mode
  • Line Out Mode
  • 1x Pair of Fixed Voltage XLRs
  • 1x Pair of Fixed Voltage RCAs
  • 1x Pair of Variable XLRs
  • 1x Pair of Variable RCAs
  • Companion App Available
  • UPnP Ready
  • DNLA Ready
  • Solid Aluminium Chassis

Main Features:

  • 44.1kHz 16bit normal operation
  • CNC Milled Aluminium Chassis
  • Remote Control Functionality
  • Supports: WMA-9, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, ALAC, AIFF (96KHz), FLAC, and WAV (including 176.4 and 192kHz support).

Digital Input:

  • 1x Coax (BNC) Input

Network Input:

  • 1x RJ45 Connector

Fixed Line Level Output:

  • 1x Balanced XLR Stereo Output
  • 1x Unbalanced Stereo Output

Variable Output:

  • 1x Balanced XLR Stereo Output
  • 1x Unbalanced RCA Stereo Output

Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB

Line Level Output: 6v RMS Balanced – 3v RMS Unbalanced

Harmonic Distortion: < -103dB (1kHz 24bit @ 44.1kHz) – < -110dB (100Hz 24bit @ 44.1kHz)

Signal to Noise Ratio: >120dB

Channel Separation: >125dB @1kHz

Dynamic Range: 120dB

Output Impedance: 75Ω (Short Circuit Protected)

Power Consumption: 30w

Operating Voltage: 85v to 270v AC (50-60Hz) Auto-Switching

Dimensions Without Integra Legs: 420mm (w) x 355mm (h) x 88mm (d)

Dimensions With Included Integra Legs: 480mm (w) x 355mm (h) x 128mm (d)

Weight: 12kg


  • 1.5m 10a IEC Mains Power Lead
  • 2m Ethernet Cable
  • Reference DSX 10000 Remote
  • DSX 1000 Owners Manual


Raw aluminium Integra leg option.
Black anodised aluminium Integra leg option.
Nickel plated aluminium Integra leg option.

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