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Qutest DAC

Qutest is a standalone DAC whose performance belies its compact dimensions. With DAC architecture based on the award-winning Hugo 2, Qutest offers class-leading digital conversion.
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  • The Qutest chassis is all-new, too. It has significantly greater mass than its predecessor and has been precision-machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminium billet. The Qutest PCB nestles within a shallow cavity in the solid aluminium chassis, giving the circuit board greater protection within the casework and additional isolation from external vibration compared to previous designs.

  • Qutest offers Hugo 2’s proprietary user-selectable frequency-shaping filters and input selection controls, available via two fascia-mounted spheres, introducing useful flexibility. It also features RCA analogue outputs for connection to integrated amplifiers, preamps and headphone amps, plus high-resolution dual-data digital inputs for connection to future Chord Electronics products.

  • Qutest’s control spheres (for user-selectable filters and input) illuminate with useful colour-coding information denoting sample frequency and filter used and the brightness settings are user-adjustable.

  • Inputs include: one Optical TOSLink 24-bit/192kHz-capable, two BNC coaxial input 24-bit/384kHz-capable (with dual data mode up to 768kHz) and one HD galvanically isolated USB-B input 32-bit/768kHz and DSD512-capable. Outputs are one stereo pair of RCA phono outputs adjustable to 1,2 and 3V RMS.

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Power Supply 5v 2amp Micro USB
Inputs USB Type B (White): 44.1kHz – 768kHz – 16bit – 32bit, 2x BNC Coax (Red): 44.1kHz – 768kHz – 16bit – 32bit, Optical (Green): 44.1kHz – 192kHz – 16bit – 24bit
THD 0.0001% 1 kHz 2.5V RMS 300 ohms
Frequency Response 20-20 kHz +/- 0.2dB
Outputs 1x stereo pair of RCA (Left and Right)
Product Dimensions 1.6" x 6.3" x 2.8"