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    Seeking advice for a small desktop amp good for IEMs to use with a Qutest through a pre-amp.

    Hello everyone. I'm guessing this is silly but I'd like help deciding if it's worth trying. My use case is this: When traveling, I use IEMs with various different portable DAC/AMPs. At my office, the headphone setup is a chord qutest into a hybrid tube headphone amp that is terrible for IEMs. It...
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    Remote control Chord Qutest input selector

    Hi there, So my last post didn’t get anywhere, and I would love to start getting involved in normal posts so need to build up my profile. I own a Chord Qutest, driven by Roon and a Allo DigiOne, Naim 5Si, DynAudio Emit M20’s and a Rel 5i sub for good measure. Love the system, it’s been built...
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    Why isn't HQPlayer improving anything for me?

    So I've been trialing HQPlayer up-sampling with my Chord Qutest. Virtually every review I've read says that up-sampling improves things (e.g. soundstage) vastly, and there are even reviews comparing the effect (even favorably) to the $5k Chord M-Scaler. For example @GoldenOne prefers HQPlayer to...
  4. GoldenSound

    An exploration of Chord DAVE, MScaler, Qutest, and Holo May, HQPlayer

    I currently have a number of fantastic products on my desk, and given this interesting opportunity to directly compare some products that are usually not something many will have heard, and if they have, will likely have heard on different systems, I wanted to do just that. Compare in a direct...
  5. jambaj0e

    Suggestion of endgame/near endgame Amp for Qutest/Audeze LCD-3?

    So I'm looking to upgrade the Amp for my LCD-3 to an endgame/near-endgame Amp. I think I'm leaning towards a 300B tube Amp. My Dac is the Chord Qutest DAC. I have heard the Wood Audio WA5-LE with the LCD-4 at Shelley's Stereo, and I was blown away. The other amps at the store couldn't...
  6. Belgarathian

    Chord Qutest | Gumby | Gustard X-22 - DAC Recommendation

    Hey team... Thinking about a DAC upgrade. Will feed a Deckard amp via analogue input, upgrade will be a Schiit Audio Mjolnir (or Lyr 3 if I fail at saving) paired with Audeze LCD-X. Source is Tidal via USB for the most part. Thoughts on Schiit Audio Gungnir Multibit v Chord Qutest v Gustard...
  7. ChordElectronics

    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    CHORD ELECTRONICS ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE Qutest is a UK-made standalone digital-to-analogue converter based on our multi-award-winning Hugo 2 technology. Qutest doesn’t follow the norm, it sets the standard with a brand new compact chassis design by John Franks with a stunning black...