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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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Norddeutsche Hifi-Tage 2017: Chord Electronics Hugo2

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

“I go where you go” → “You go” → Hugo. Chord Electronics’ transportable DAC goes to work with (and for) you on the desktop at work with your favourite pair of headphones (6.4mm and 3.5mm sockets) and then comes home for line-level main system hook up (via twin RCAs). In between, Hugo’s internal rechargeable battery makes in-transit usage possible but not necessarily convenient; strap it to a smartphone if you’ve the pocket real estate, otherwise an in-flight tray table will suffice.

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