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Designed in
the UK

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best for
Indoor Use

3 Years of
Warranty

Metal
Build

FPGA DAC
Chip

DESCRIPTION

UPGRADE YOUR HOME SET-UP'S SOUND

Unlike other DACs by Chord Electronics, the Qutest does not have headphone amplification or rechargeable batteries. It is a pure DAC made to improve your home listening set-up. With its FPGA DAC, you get superior technical and sonic performance. With 49,152 taps, this DAC is able to support even Native DSD 512 (Octa-DSD).

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MULTIPLE CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

Connect to a wide variety of devices with the Qutest’s optical, 2 BNC Coax and USB Type-B digital inputs. These are galvanically isolated to give an instant performance upgrade as well as to modernise ageing digital source components. Connect to future Chord Electronics devices with Hi-Res dual-data digital inputs. RCA analogue outputs let you connect to headphone amps, preamps and integrated amps.

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SUPPORTS ALL YOUR CHOICES

The Qutest lets you select from its four frequency-shaping filters and input selection controls. This can be done via the two fascia-mounted spheres. You can also choose whether you want the output voltage to be 1, 2 or 3 RMS for connecting to a range of devices. It supports a wide range of frequencies like 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 358.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz and 768kHz.

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HIGH-QUALITY, DURABLE ALUMINIUM CASING

The Qutest sports a show-off-worthy chassis. This all-new chassis has been precision-machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminium for better durability. The PCB has been kept in a shallow cavity in the casing for additional isolation and protection from external vibration.

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SPECS

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
DEVICE POWER SUPPLY 5v 2amp Micro USB
DIMENSIONS 4.5cm (H) x 16cm (W) x 8.8cm (D)
WEIGHT 770g
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS Chord Qutest DAC
1.5m 5v 2a Switching Micro USB Power Supply
2m Type A to Type B USB Cable
Qutest Owners Overview Manual
Raw Silk Drawstring Bag
AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
CHIPSET custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD <0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300Ω
THD & NOISE 117dB at 1kHz 300ohms @3v RMS
CHANNEL SEPARATION 138dB at 1kHz 300Ω
TAP LENGTH 49,152
PULSE ARRAY 10 element pulse array design
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)
DRIVER SUPPORT Driverless with Mac OS X and Linux, driver required for Windows OS
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
OUTPUT 1x stereo pair of RCA (Left and Right)
Variable output Fixed, but selectable between 3v (blue), 2v (green), and 1v (red) via dual press of ‘Filter’ + ‘Input’ upon startup

FAQS

User Guide

Learn how to make the most out of your Chord Qutest with information on how to protect and clean your device from time to time. Get information on battery life indicators and configuring these with other devices.

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Warranty & Media Reviews

3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Chord Qutest comes with a 3 year warranty from Chord that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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What

Best DAC £500 - £1200

What Hi-Fi? Awards
Nov, 2019

What

Best DAC £500 - £1200

What Hi-Fi? Awards
Nov, 2018

EISA

Best Product Award

EISA Award
Sep, 2019

AVForums

Best Buy Winner

AVForums
July, 2018

What

Stars of CES Winner

What Hi-Fi?
Jan, 2018

Hi-Fi

Editor's Choice Winner

Hi-Fi Choice
Feb, 2018

Headfonics

"What Hi-Fi? Awards 2019 winner. Chord has managed to do it again. The Qutest sets a new benchmark at this price. Clear, precise and subtle performer with stylish build."

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Techradar

"The Chord Qutest is a perfect fusion of science and art.Capable of astounding clarity, Chord’s Qutest DAC cuts the cost of audiophile grade digital decoding."

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Headfonics

"Gosh, what is there not to like about the Qutest as a pure DAC? It gives resolutely detailed and fantastically natural sounding with just about any amp I can throw at it."

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Inner Fidelity

"The Qutest was detailed, natural, very atmospheric with great 3D imaging. The Qutest is a cuddly, small aluminium box which is machined from a solid billet of aluminium and then black anodised."

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Customer Reviews

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