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Chord Qutest DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter)

$2,349

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The Chord Qutest DAC is based on Chord's award-winning proprietary FPGA technology that is known to produce excellent technical and sonic performance. It consists of a wide range of inputs and outputs, while  the chassis is made of aircraft-grade aluminum. 

The Qutest offers user-selectable frequency-shaping filters and input selection controls that are available via two fascia-mounted spheres. 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 other Chord Electronics products. Finally, you can also select the output voltage that is available in 1, 2 and 3V RMS outputs for flexible connectivity with a wide range of partnering devices.

Specs:

  • Chipset: Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA
  • Tap-length: 49,152
  • Device power supply: 5v 2amp Micro USB
  • Pulse array: 10 element pulse array design
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
  • Output stage: Class A
  • 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
  • THD: <0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300Ω
  • 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 300Ω
  • Weight: 770g
  • Dimensions: 4.5cm (H) 16cm (W) 8.8cm (D)
  • Boxed Weight: 1500g


Included:

  • Qutest user manual
  • Safety instructions
  • Drawstring bag
  • 5V 2A Switching Micro USB power supply
  • Type-A USB to Type-B USB cable

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