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Based on your headphones volume lisition of about 9.5 for the highest usual listening volume it could well be you would be better off with the Qutest 1v output setting.

Try it?
 
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Thanks for the replies guys. The amp im using is the Gryphon Diablo 300. I do have alot of room to move up on volume when the qutest is set to 1V. It doesnt say specifically if the input sensitivity is for balanced or unbalanced. Also it says the gain is +38dB and it also says the Input Impedans, single ended (20-20000Hz) is 20KOhm.
 
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Thanks for the replies guys. The amp im using is the Gryphon Diablo 300. I do have alot of room to move up on volume when the qutest is set to 1V. It doesnt say specifically if the input sensitivity is for balanced or unbalanced. Also it says the gain is +38dB and it also says the Input Impedans, single ended (20-20000Hz) is 20KOhm.
All the stardand output of CD player or dac are 2V.

Chord just provides an option for users to fine tuning, to some, this feature may cause some confusions.
 
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All the stardand output of CD player or dac are 2V.

Chord just provides an option for users to fine tuning, to some, this feature may cause some confusions.
Thanks dac64. This issue is abit clearer for me. So i will try setting the qutest output to 1v and 2v and what are the things that i need to lookout for specifically? Thanks
 
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Somebody once told us here that the JCAT is a very good USB filter / card and makes the others useless. How right he was.



I started using this in my PC powered by an Sbooster LPS (+Sbooster Ultra) 2 days ago and now I just put on sale all my other USB filters (ISO Regen, iFi stuff and so on). This is a must for any desktop user, and they claim it needs at least 1 week to shine. I will need sun glasses if this is the sound quality I receive after 2 days. A very underrated product, imo.
 
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Somebody once told us here that the JCAT is a very good USB filter / card and makes the others useless. How right he was.



I started using this in my PC powered by an Sbooster LPS (+Sbooster Ultra) 2 days ago and now I just put on sale all my other USB filters (ISO Regen, iFi stuff and so on). This is a must for any desktop user, and they claim it needs at least 1 week to shine. I will need sun glasses if this is the sound quality I receive after 2 days. A very underrated product, imo.
Happy to hear youre achieving something with USB. I gave up USB last week and fed my qutest through its optical input from my macbook pro and voila, just limited to 24/96 since its an old 2010 mbp.
 
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I fully understand you and for this particular reason I always had a "plan B" with a CD Transport in Optical input (CXC) and direct CD playback. But now, after JCAT, plan B might not be needed anymore. Anway, since CXC was a steal for 400 EUR I will keep it to enjoy good old "CD playback" and to be able to see the cover and artwork of the music. :beyersmile:
What to say, if you have a free PCI express slot I would say you definitely need to check this JCAT Femto.
 
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Hi ZZT,
Just to let you know I did do that on the Qutest review and did mention in the article on best dacs that using a linear psu on the Qutest is an improver for my system and ears. I do think it’s system dependent though as the box supplied psu is perfectly capable. Regards Simon
I 'd take that for a correct comment!
 
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Happy to hear youre achieving something with USB. I gave up USB last week and fed my qutest through its optical input from my macbook pro and voila, just limited to 24/96 since its an old 2010 mbp.
Many toslink cables, including the excellent Lifatec glass toslink, won’t pass anything above 24/96. The solution is the Sys Concepts toslink which passes 24/192.
 
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Many toslink cables, including the excellent Lifatec glass toslink, won’t pass anything above 24/96. The solution is the Sys Concepts toslink which passes 24/192.
I have basic one from Amazon and it works fine with 24/192.
AmazonBasics Optical Toslink to Mini Toslink Jack Digital Audio Cable - 3 feet
 
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The Sys Concept, made in Canada, uses 1300 highly polished plastic fibers in its cables and can be custom made with different connectors and different lengths. I’ve owned a couple over the years, and it’s performance is top notch.
 
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Many toslink cables, including the excellent Lifatec glass toslink, won’t pass anything above 24/96. The solution is the Sys Concepts toslink which passes 24/192.
I use Lifatec and its 100% stable on 24/192 and DSD over DoP (which is 24/176), I use it on RME ADI-2 DAC though playing directly from computer.
 
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