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  1. blueninjasix

    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    And the toaster inside a harpsichord?
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Kable direkt cable didn't work at 24/192 with my Qutest.
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I'm surprised that you use 100 watts per channel ss with AN speakers. They're more usually used with 8 watt SET amplifiers. Can you not try the TT2 in single ended mode? Maybe that level of output would suit high efficiency AN speakers better?
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    Amazon launches Music HD with lossless streaming

    I searched for 192kHz and it found a song by Supertramp.
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Thank you and to all others in this thread who have helped to clarify this matter. I also received confirmation from Ed at Chord along similar lines. As ever I am extremely impressed with the access we have to Rob Watts, to Chord Electronics and their excellent customer service.
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Thanks for this long and detailed reply. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who is confused. I do need clarification from Chord because when I have tried to return a (possibly) faulty optical cable to QED, the first question they ask is if I'm sure that the equipment at either end is capable of...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    OK I've had a reply from Chord Electronics " Dear Sir, thanks for your inquiry. With all our products, the maximium sample rate via optical is 24/96 as this is all the connection is ratified for. The other connections can handle 192kHz and greater though. All the best" Despite the evidence that...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Mine is QED Reference Optical Quartz at £88 for 1 metre and like you suggest and I'm quoting here from QED's website:- it is made consisting of 210 separate boro-silicate glass fibres each finer than a human hair. It has a much higher bandwidth and only 1/10th of the attenuation of traditional...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Yes Foobar is showing 192KHz in the bottom left corner and this is confirmed by the same rate showing on the screen of the Topping D10. Foobar doesn't throw up an error message, it just plays the track silently. I'm getting more convinced that it is a fault with the QED cable.
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Thanks for this information.
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    I get the same result with my ASUS Xonar SE soundcard which also has 192KHz capability. I use Foobar 2000 Wasapi push which doesn't require me to specify a frequency I think? I would be 100% convinced that the cable is faulty if I could be 100% sure of the Qutest's specs. My only doubt with...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    I'm using the Topping D10 as a USB to optical interface and the topping is good to go at 192KHz per its website:
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    That was my initial thought too as the cable is QED Reference Optical Quartz which is specified at 192KHz. I have started a returns procedure with QED but they asked me to check with the manufacturers of the equipment at each end of their cable and it is Chord that is causing doubt due to the...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    That's interesting. I didn't check the card that came with the unit, I checked online here on the features tab which states maximum input on the green optical input as 24/96 https://chordelectronics.co.uk/product/qutest/ However, further down the page, there is an icon depicting optical input at...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    I've followed the general consensus on here and switched over from usb to optical input on my Qutest. I bought a QED glass cable thinking I could take advantage of the 192KHz capabilities. I am shocked to discover that despite my computer being able to transmit a 192KHz file, Qutest's optical...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    I mainly use Qutest with my set amps and speakers but for occasional headphone listening I've recently acquired a Liquid Spark which is a cheap as chips addition and can easily drive HD650. I user Beyerdynamic dt 880.
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Audionote AZ-TWO are 93db Floorstanders £1,050 I use them with 8 watt valve monoblocs so TT2 will have no problem.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    You don't need an i5 or i7 processor. I have an i3 on my fanless dedicated pc which runs only Windows 10 and Foobar and Fidelizer Pro.
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I built a completely silent pc in this case https://www.quietpc.com/sst-ft03?product=3867 And fanless cooling using this https://www.quietpc.com/nofan-cr-80eh Fanless power supply. It's eerily silent but my i3 chip is only 35 watt tdp but more than capable of running Foobar under Windows 10.
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Digital amplifier hopefully and stripped down m-scaler.
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Same here. Ming Da 8 watt set monoblocs driving Audio Note AZ-2. Any pre-amp and associated cables have reduced transparency so just use Foobar for digital attenuation by 3db.
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    I bought a Khozmo passive pre amp to use between Qutest and my SET power amps but I've recently removed it and use Foobar to attenuate the volume slightly (3db). I think I get increased transparency this way. Oh how I wish the Qutest had digital volume control........
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    Also I didn't want any batteries in my dac. Don't get so exasperated with other people's choices. I wanted a dac for home use, no battery issues, no headphone section, that costs less than H2. I would just have preferred for it to have had the built in volume controls. I knew before I bought it...
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    It buys me the same BNC solution as used in Dave rather than the presumably compromised version used on H2, at a lower cost than H2.
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    Only the preamp part ie the volume controls. I know H2 has the full functionality with Mscaler but it does not have the dual BNC sockets.
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