D/A converter11 review/s
All our products are covered by Italian warranty.
The warranty on new products is of 2 years returning the item to us with all shipping cost at charge of the customer.
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.
Qutest is our ‘pure’ DAC (it does not contain headphone amplification or rechargeable batteries like some of its range stablemates) and is designed to improve sound quality in the home. It is the latest evolution of our most affordable standalone DAC, the multi-award-winning 2Qute, which it directly replaces.
Qutest, which is a What Hi-Fi™ Star of CES 2018, is based on our award-winning proprietary FPGA technology developed for the class-leading Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp, giving it proven class-leading technical and sonic performance. Perfectly equipped to bring the benefits our digital technology to a wide range of connected devices, it features a galvanically isolated USB-B, optical and coaxial digital input, giving an instant performance upgrade, plus the ability to modernise ageing digital source components.
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.
A further new feature is a user-selectable output voltage available in 1, 2 and 3V RMS outputs for flexible connectivity with a wide range of partnering devices.
Product type: Digital to Analogue Converter (designed for fixed system use)
Device power supply: 5v 2amp Micro USB (supplied)
Connectivity (Input): 1x High speed USB (Type B), 2x BNC Coax, 1x Optical
Galvanic Isolation: Yes, on USB Type B input
Connectivity (Output): 1x Stereo RCA
PCM Sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 358kHz, 717.6kHz, and 768kHz
Native DSD support: DSD 64, DSD 128 (2x), DSD 256 (4x), and DSD 512 (8x)
Driver support: Driverless with Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, and Android. Driver required for Windows OS
Dimensions: 41mm (H) x 160mm (W) x 72mm (D)
Weight of unit: 770g