Chord 2Qute DAC

Chord 2Qute DAC

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  • Description

    MY TAKE:

    The Chord 2Qute is a great DAC for the money; you can’t go wrong with this one. – Galen Carol
     

    The new 2Qute is a compact, affordable standalone DAC which combines two award-winning products in one: the revolutionary Hugo DAC/headphone amp and the class-leading Qute EX standalone DAC.

    The new 2Qute takes the technology from What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision's 2014 Best DAC - (Hugo) and adds it to What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision's 2014 Best DAC £700 - £1,000 (Qute EX). The result is a new super-DAC for 2015 with class-leading specification, outstanding technical measurements and proven sonic performance.

    2Qute advances the award-winning Qute EX DAC into 2015 with the latest Hugo specification. Essentially a Hugo in a Chordette chassis, it brings the latest FPGA DAC technology into an affordable home-system-orientated unit. 2Qute contains the same high-performance Spartan 6 FPGA that has enabled Hugo to redefine the DAC genre in 2014. The 2Qute also boasts astonishingly low distortion levels of 0.0003%.

    The 2Qute offers support for up to 32-bit/384kHz audio via coax and USB, and 24-bit/192kHz over optical. DSD64 is supported on all inputs and DSD128 is supported via coax or USB (all via DoP). The new DAC also gains a handy switch to easily move between coax, optical and USB digital inputs.

    The device features a Class 2 USB input which, because of the 2Qute's home-system orientation compared to Hugo's more mobile aspirations, has been galvanically isolated for greater sonic performance. This has been achieved using a novel technique which allows for very high data rates of up to 384kHz; the input is driverless on Apple and Android devices, with (ASIO included) drivers for Windows devices.


    Features -

    • Coax, optical and USB digital inputs with input switch
    • Galvanically isolated Class 2 USB input up to 384kHz
    • Driverless operation on Apple and Android devices; drivers supplied for Windows
    • Support for up to 32-bit/384kHz audio via coax and USB, and 24-bit/192kHz via optical
    • DSD64 supported on all inputs, DSD128 supported via coax or USB input (all via DoP)
    • Source and sample rate indication/illumination
    • 12V 0.5A power supply provided


    Specifications -

    • Output: 3v RMS 1kHz
    • Dynamic range: -119dB A Wt
    • THD: 0.0003% at 3v RMS 1kHz
    • Crosstalk: 126dB 1kHz
    • Frequency Response: +/- 0.1dB 20-20kHz


    Video: What makes Chord DACs Unique

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Chord 2Qute DAC

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Description

MY TAKE:

The Chord 2Qute is a great DAC for the money; you can’t go wrong with this one. – Galen Carol
 

The new 2Qute is a compact, affordable standalone DAC which combines two award-winning products in one: the revolutionary Hugo DAC/headphone amp and the class-leading Qute EX standalone DAC.

The new 2Qute takes the technology from What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision's 2014 Best DAC - (Hugo) and adds it to What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision's 2014 Best DAC £700 - £1,000 (Qute EX). The result is a new super-DAC for 2015 with class-leading specification, outstanding technical measurements and proven sonic performance.

2Qute advances the award-winning Qute EX DAC into 2015 with the latest Hugo specification. Essentially a Hugo in a Chordette chassis, it brings the latest FPGA DAC technology into an affordable home-system-orientated unit. 2Qute contains the same high-performance Spartan 6 FPGA that has enabled Hugo to redefine the DAC genre in 2014. The 2Qute also boasts astonishingly low distortion levels of 0.0003%.

The 2Qute offers support for up to 32-bit/384kHz audio via coax and USB, and 24-bit/192kHz over optical. DSD64 is supported on all inputs and DSD128 is supported via coax or USB (all via DoP). The new DAC also gains a handy switch to easily move between coax, optical and USB digital inputs.

The device features a Class 2 USB input which, because of the 2Qute's home-system orientation compared to Hugo's more mobile aspirations, has been galvanically isolated for greater sonic performance. This has been achieved using a novel technique which allows for very high data rates of up to 384kHz; the input is driverless on Apple and Android devices, with (ASIO included) drivers for Windows devices.


Features -

  • Coax, optical and USB digital inputs with input switch
  • Galvanically isolated Class 2 USB input up to 384kHz
  • Driverless operation on Apple and Android devices; drivers supplied for Windows
  • Support for up to 32-bit/384kHz audio via coax and USB, and 24-bit/192kHz via optical
  • DSD64 supported on all inputs, DSD128 supported via coax or USB input (all via DoP)
  • Source and sample rate indication/illumination
  • 12V 0.5A power supply provided


Specifications -

  • Output: 3v RMS 1kHz
  • Dynamic range: -119dB A Wt
  • THD: 0.0003% at 3v RMS 1kHz
  • Crosstalk: 126dB 1kHz
  • Frequency Response: +/- 0.1dB 20-20kHz


Video: What makes Chord DACs Unique