New Chord Qutest DAC

Qutest is the latest evolution of Chord Electronics’ most affordable standalone DAC
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Chord Electronics has launched the most advanced compact DAC: Qutest. A highly accomplished standalone device, the new Qutest is based on the latest proprietary Rob Watts’ FPGA technology developed for the class-leading Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp. Qutest uses an all-new precision-machined aluminium chassis and includes several new features, including fascia controls.

Qutest uses the same award-winning internal DAC architecture and proprietary software coding as the Hugo 2, giving it proven class-leading technical and sonic performance. Qutest also offers Hugo 2’s unique user-selectable frequency-shaping filters and input selection controls, available via two fascia-mounted spheres. Qutest offers a significant cost saving over Hugo 2 (H2 £1,800), as it eschews the headphone amplifier, rechargeable Li-on batteries and crossfeed functionality integral to the transportable device.

Qutest is designed for static use within home audio and desktop hi-fi systems. Qutest offers support for up to 32-bit/768kHz PCM and DSD512 via the USB-B input, 24-bit/384kHz PCM and DSD128 via coaxial (BNC) and 24-bit/192kHz data on Optical TOSLink. DSD 64 to DSD 256 is supported via DoP and ASIO native DSD format is also supported up to 512.

More information can be found here, please contact us to arrange a demonstration.

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