May 17, 2022

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Rob Watts: The man (and mastermind) behind Chord’s multi-award-winning DACs

It’s possible that you won’t have come across Rob Watts before. But if you are a regular reader, we are in no doubt you’ve come across many of his products. He is Chord Electronics’ digital design consultant; the brains behind the exceptional digital products the company has been producing over the last couple of decades. 

The highlights are many but include current class champs in the DAC (digital-to-analogue converter) market, such as the Mojo 2, Hugo 2 and established high-end DAVE. It’s no stretch to say that Watts has been instrumental in advancing DAC designs over the years, but where did his hi-fi journey start? And what is the ethos behind his designs? We made it our mission to find out…