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Chord, once Qute2, is now the Qutest with latest DAC launched at CES 2018

By | January 14th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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The Qutest DAC from Chord Electronics.

Chord Electronics makes some of the most musical home, and portable DAC, and headphone amps I’ve heard, and when I got wind that the Qute2 was being replaced by a new Hugo2-ish form-factored DAC at CES 2018, I wanted to know more.

A little digging around the Internet, and I gathered that the Qutest is a stand alone DAC module that eschews a battery pack, and headphone amp in an effort to bring a more affordable top-tier sound (and smaller footprint) to a home high-fidelity setup, which at $1,650 USD (approx.… Read the full article

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Meet Chord Electronics Hugo2 – and make it sing with Chord Company cables

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Getting the best from Chord Electronics’ Hugo 2

The DAC renaissance shows no sign of abating and for music lovers like us, we’re all for it. There are some incredible DACs, both portable and home-orientated, on the market and with carefully chosen cables, it’s possible to fully exploit their potential.

If history is anything to go by, Chord Electronics’ new Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp will once again set the benchmark for performance. We created a range of high-performance cables for the original Hugo and three years later with Hugo 2, there are even more Chord Company proprietary technology cable options to choose from.… Read the full article

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