Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Tim Young, has chosen the  Chord Electronics’ flagship DAVE DAC, for all mastering duties at London’s Metropolis Studios.

Tim Young‘s career as an audio mastering engineer blossomed at the start of the 1980s. After delivering multi-platinum albums for The Clash, Sade, The Smiths, Elton John, The Pretenders and many others, Tim became the first non-US mastering engineer to win a Grammy Award, plus in 2011, he also won the Music Producers Guild Mastering Engineer of the Year award.

Metropolis Studios

Now with over twenty years of mastering experience at Metropolis, Tim is in constant demand from all levels of recording artist. His more recent credits include Elbow, The Killers, Take That, Manic Street Preachers and 5.1 mastering for Queen.

Chord DAVE

Commenting on his choice of Chord Electronics’ DAVE DAC, Tim said, “The way it presents music is what I like about it… the actual character of the sound: the way the transients are, the attack and the lifelike quality, that’s what’s special for me about the DAVE DAC. When I heard the DAVE, it was just something different ─ the character of the sound is different and that’s what I love about it.”

Read our thoughts on Chord’s Dave here.

DAVE is available now priced at £8,500

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