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Chord Electronics Chordette 2Qute DAC

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£995.00   
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Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC

"Whatever lowly recording you feed it, it appears able to strip out the detritus and present you with a pristine and polished sound." 

            –HiFi Choice, Editor's Choice Review

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; 0.0002% at 2v RMS 1kHz
  • Crosstalk: 126dB 1kHz
  • Frequency Response: +/- 0.1dB 20-20kHz

The best dac at this price range

WHAT HIFI 2015

 

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Excellent service and product
Friday, 10 June 2016  | 

Great product from Chord. The service provided by Analogue Seduction has been fantastic in terms of delivery, product knowledge, and range of items they stock. Gary and Terry I wanted to say many thanks for all your help, I will be purchasing from Analogue Seduction in the very near future.

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Great Chord 2Qute DAC, fast delivery speed & service
Wednesday, 2 December 2015  | 

This is a great sounding DAC just as everybody raves about. Fast delivery to Hong Kong! I will buy products again from Analogue Seduction for sure. Thank you very much!

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Chord 2Qute
Monday, 9 November 2015  | 

This little DAC is a little gem.
Really impressed.An improvement to my system. Highly recommended.

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Chord 2Qute DAC
Saturday, 19 September 2015  | 

I must confess that I like Chords DACs, having previously had a DAC64 and currently a QBD76. The do somethings that other DACs can't or gloss over. The 2Qute follows on in the footsteps of these great DACs and gives a sound that does not throw detail at you but gives you the performance in the way it was recorded. I would love to hear the new DAVE but I cannot imagine how it is going to get any better.

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Excellent Product and Service
Friday, 22 May 2015  | 

I find the 2Qute DAC to be a major upgrade on my QuteHD DAC.

I'm enjoying every album in my collection as if for the first time. PCM is wonderful as I expected, but DSD is the real revelation for me. An amazing product for any price.

The service provided by Analogue Seduction was flawless.

I would wholeheartedly recommend both the product and the dealer.

Now back to the music!

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Superb DAC
Tuesday, 19 May 2015  | 

After 4-5 days 2Qute equals Hugo - possibly even better.

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