Qutest is the latest evolution of Chord Electronics’ most affordable standalone DAC, the multi-award-winning 2Qute, which it directly replaces. Qutest is equipped to bring the benefits of Chord Electronics’ acclaimed hardware and software technology to a wide range of sources. Performance gains have been made in timing accuracy, noise reduction and dynamic range.
It features a galvanically isolated USB-B, optical and dual coaxial digital inputs, giving an instant upgrade to everyday audio devices. It has RCA analogue outputs for connection to integrated amplifiers, preamps and headphone amps.
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. The USB input is driverless on Apple and Android devices, with (ASIO included) drivers for Windows devices.
The Qutest chassis is an all-new and has been precision-machined from a solid aluminium billet. The Qutest PCB nestles within a shallow cavity giving the circuit board greater protection and isolation from external vibration.
A four-function switch filter, operated by its own control sphere, offers a useful degree of user-selectable frequency-shaping, bringing warm and soft or transparent and incisive presentations, giving additional flexibility and user control.
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|Frequency response||20-20 kHz +/- 0.2dB|
|Dynamic range||124 dB AWt|
|THD||0.0001% 1 kHz 2.5V RMS 300 ohms|
|THD and noise at 2.5v RMS||-117dB 300 ohms AWt ref 3V|
|Channel Seperation||138 dB at 1kHz 300 ohms|
|No measurable noise floor modulation|
|Inputs:||+ 1x Optical TOSLink 24-bit/192kHz-capable
+ 2x BNC coaxial input 24-bit/384kHz-capable
(dual data mode up to 768kHz for M-Scaler operation)
+ 1x HD galvanically isolated USB-B input
(32-bit/768kHz and DSD512-capable)
|Outputs:||1x (pair) stereo RCA phono outputs: 1, 2 and 3V RMS|