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New DAC ? - Chord 2Qute ?

Postby Hawkeye62 » 13 Jan 2018 17:29

I'm looking to update my DAC for streaming Spotify and hi res audio files.
I'm currently using the DAC on my Marantz SA8005 which is very good but it does have a laid back shut in presentation (the Marantz sound i guess).

I'm very tempted by the rave reviews of the Chord DACS and looking at a Chord 2Qute as my next upgrade.

Any views on how much of an improvement this would be on the Marantz DAC ? Anyone heard the 2Qute out there ?

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Re: New DAC ? - Chord 2Qute ?

Postby jusbe » 13 Jan 2018 20:56

What's special about it? Value for money seems low and the I/O flexibility limited.
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Re: New DAC ? - Chord 2Qute ?

Postby Hawkeye62 » 13 Jan 2018 21:19

jusbe wrote:What's special about it? Value for money seems low and the I/O flexibility limited.


Rave reviews on multiple sites and forums - I think it's a taste of high end ?
Price has just been reduced because of introduction of a new Chord DAC (Qutest), and its much cheaper than Hugo/Dave !
Inputs and outputs look ok for me
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