-Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC Black

£990.00
SKU
31074
The Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC, which is available alongside the QuteHD, now offers both 384 kHz PCM and DSD 128 playback for today's high-resolution DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition) music files
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-Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC Black


Chord Electronics, one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-performance hi-fi products, has launched the Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC, an upgraded version of its multi-award-winning QuteHD DAC. The Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC, which is available alongside the QuteHD, now offers both 384 kHz PCM and DSD 128 playback for today's high-resolution DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition) music files.

Forming part of the bijou Chordette range, the new Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC adds an advanced new chipset and circuit board which enables decoding at up to 384 kHz PCM and DSD 128 over USB (against the QuteHD's 192 kHz PCM and DSD 64). Existing QuteHD DACs can be upgraded affordably with the new chipset and board at the factory.

The Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC builds on the strengths of original QuteHD, a compact high-performance D/A convertor that eschews off-the-shelf DAC chipsets in favour of a bespoke FPGA (programmable) circuit. Its EX stable, with the 'EX' suffix denoting its DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition) intentions, takes the Qute's high-resolution file playback capability to a whole new level.

The Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC offers a range of bespoke DAC technologies taken from the flagship QBD76 HDSD, which forms part of Chord Electronics' stylish Choral range, and is the latest edition to Chord Electronics' beautiful high-performance boutique line, Chordette; a comprehensive range that brings the brand's exemplary audio engineering and legendary build quality to a far more affordable price point. The Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC brings exceptional detail-retrieval, insight and transparency to digital music files, thanks to its bespoke circuit design created by DAC technology guru Rob Watts and implemented by Chord's internationally renowned engineering team.

Ready to take advantage of today's advanced studio-master-quality (DXD) music files, the Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC can handle sample rates from 44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM), allowing users to experience music in true high definition, along with the best possible reproduction of CD-quality music. The Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC benefits from an advanced asynchronous USB input (up to 384kHz) and can also bring sparkling clarity to any connected component with a digital output, thanks to two additional digital inputs: coaxial and optical.

In addition to 384 kHz PCM files, the Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC can also process DSD 128 data using the latest DSD-over-PCM standard (DoP), making it the world's most affordable high-quality DSD 128- and 384 kHz-compatible USB DAC. Whether using Mac OS or Windows OS, Chord Electronics' own proprietary driver software is provided, removing the restrictions of current operating system audio playback.

  • SPDIF decoding; Isochronous USB timing and Digital PLL; WTA interpolation filtering; DSD over USB support and finally, the Pulse Array DAC
  • Highly accurate crystal oscillators for optimum performance and ultra-low jitter performance
  • 384 kHz PCM and DSD 128 playback for today's high-resolution DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition) music files
  • Handles sample rates from 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz
  • Affordable high-quality DSD 128- and 384kHz-compatible USB DAC
  • More Information
    Brands Chord Electronics
    Product Specifications
    • Signal to noise ratio
    115dBV
    • Dimensions (HxWxD) in mm
    70 x 160 x 40
    • THD
    103dBV
    • Dynamic Range
    118dBV
    • Input Connections
    1 x USB HD with DSD 128 decodi
    • Output Connections
    2x RCA phono
    • Weight
    0.4 kg
    • Power supply
    12v 1A 2.1mm connector. Centre

    Warranty information for Chord Electronics:


    Chord

    Chord Electronics products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 36 months on all products except the Mojo, which is a period of 12 months.

    This 36 month guarantee applies to all Chord Electronics Products (excluding the Mojo) including Digital to Analogue Convertors, Digital Streamers, Headphone Amplifiers. Phono Pre Amplifiers, Stereo & Mono Pre Amplifiers and Stereo Pre Amplifiers. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.

    
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    • VAT No. 585 1698 93
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