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Qutest

$1,695.00
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UPC:
5060295370122
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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.

Features:

  • Materials: Precision machined aluminium casing with polycarbonate buttons and glass viewing portal.
  • Device power supply: 5v 2amp Micro USB
  • Tap length filter: 49,152 – 10 element Pulse Array design
  • Connectivity (input):
    • USB Type B (White): 44.1kHz to 768kHz – 16bit to 32bit
    • 2x BNC Coax (Red): 44.1kHz – 384kHz – 16bit to 32bit
    • 1x Dual data mode input (using both BNC coax inputs together): 44.1kHz to 768kHz – 16bit to 32bit
    • Optical (Green): 44.1kHz to 96kHz – 16bit to 24bit
  • Connectivity (output): 1x stereo pair of RCA (Left and Right)
  • PCM support: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 358.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz, and 768kHz.
  • DSD support: Native playback supported. DSD64 (Single) to DSD512 (Octa-DSD)
  • Variable output: Fixed, but selectable between 3v (blue), 2v (green), and 1v (red) via dual press of ‘Filter’ + ‘Input’ upon startup
  • Driver support: Driverless with Mac OS X and Linux, driver required for Windows OS
  • Digital designer: Rob Watts
  • Mechanical designer: John Franks
  • Country of manufacture: England

Technical Specifications:

  • Chipset: Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA
  • Tap-length: 49,152
  • Pulse array: 10 element pulse array design
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
  • Output stage: Class A
  • THD: <0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300?
  • THD and noise at 3v RMS: 117dB at 1kHz 300ohms 'A' weighted (reference 2.5v)
  • Noise 2.6 uV 'A' weighted: No measurable noise floor modulation
  • Channel separation: 138dB at 1kHz 300?
  • Weight: 770g
  • Dimensions: 4.5cm (H) x 16cm (W) x 8.8cm (D)
  • Boxed Weight: 1500g