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Chord 2Qute Super High-Performance DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) - Coax, Optical and USB digital inputs, Black

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Using the same technology found within Hugo, our multi-award-winning portable DAC, 2Qute offers a simple, compact and affordable standalone solution for your two-channel system.

The 2Qute is our entry-level ”straight’ DAC (no headphone amp) and is an evolutionary product that has scooped a number of press awards in recent years. The 2Qute is undoubtedly a super-DAC for the modern age and features class-leading specification, outstanding technical measurements, and proven sonic performance.

The 2Qute advances our much-loved Qute EX DAC with 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 since its launch. 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 unit 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

  • Offers support for up to 32-bit/384kHz audio via coax and USB, and 24-bit/192kHz over optical.
  • Also gains a handy switch to easily move between coax, optical and USB digital inputs.
  • Galvanically isolated Class 2 USB input up to 384kHz.
  • Driverless operation on Apple and Android devices; drivers supplied for Windows.

TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Package Dimensions 10 x 6 x 4 inches
  • Item Weight 2 pounds

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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