Chord 2Qute
Entry-level straight DAC

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

2Qute advances the 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%.

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 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 that 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. 

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  • Solid aluminum chassis
  • 2Qute is entirely designed and manufactured in Great Britain
  • What's in the Box:
    • 2Qute DAC
    • 1.5 m 12v 0.5a switching power supply
    • 1.5 m type-A-to-type-B USB cable
  • Inputs (w/ Input Switch)
    • 384kHz USB type B
    • 192kHz optical
    • 384kHz BNC coax
  • Output
    • 3v RMS 1kHz RCA phono
  • USB Galvanic Isolation
  • Chord custom FPGA DAC
  • Supports up to 384kHz
  • DSD 128 (2x) capable
  • DSD transmitted via DoP
  • Sample Rate: 32-bit/384kHz via coax and USB, and 24-bit/192kHz via optical
  • USB Specification: 32/384kHz galvanically isolated class compliant
  • 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
  • Power Supply: 12V 0.5A
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
  • Dimensions: 6.3"w (160 mm) x 2.8"h (70 mm) x 1.6"d (40 mm)
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