Qutest is a standalone DAC whose performance belies its compact dimensions.
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Chord Qutest DAC
With DAC architecture based on the award-winning Hugo 2, Qutest offers class-leading digital conversion. Qutest is a “pure” DAC (it does not contain headphone amplification or rechargeable batteries. It is designed to improve sound quality in the home. Perfectly equipped to bring the benefits our digital technology to a wide range of connected devices, it features a galvanically isolated USB-B, optical and coaxial digital input, giving an instant performance upgrade, plus the ability to modernize aging digital source components. Qutest offers proprietary user-selectable frequency-shaping filters and input selection controls, available via two fascia-mounted spheres, introducing useful flexibility. 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 future Chord Electronics products.