Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread
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Are you sure about that?

Yes, I am pretty sure. But it might remove enough not to show up on a measurment of a 12khz testtone, so if I liked to listen to sine-wave testtones all day I would be happy to use a plastic cable :)
 
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Thanks for the info. Will stay away from that product. Not a fan of proprietary solutions and all the marketing mumbo jumbo in general, but I understand the tech can be overwhelming if you are trying to go the Raspberry Pi route.

Hope someone looks into the Spotify issue...
The issue is being resolved by Stack Audio to my satisfaction. The owner is now trying very hard to give me an equitable solution. This was an internal glitch in a small business and I don't want it to suffer disproportionately. I hope you will delete your post so an unhappy but one off incident does not spread on this or other forum threads. Cheers mate.
 
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^^ Done... Glad things worked out...

I recommend you edit out my reply on your post #3997.
 
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Can anyone advise if my qutest would match a pair of klipsch heresy III speakers, at the moment I have a tube amp connected to some DALI OPTICON 1's.
 
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Can anyone advise if my qutest would match a pair of klipsch heresy III speakers, at the moment I have a tube amp connected to some DALI OPTICON 1's.
Mojo sounds great on Klipsch RF7 II and PrimaLuna dialogue HP. Qutest is a better DAC. I’m betting (and hopefully soon getting) It’ll be a great pairing.
 
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Moved my Qutest to the TV for the 1st time this weekend while watching Glastonbury coverage. Sounds real nice via the Sony TVs optical out. Mightily enjoyed The Cure's set. :ksc75smile:
 
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Hello everyone on Head-fi ,

This is my first post here but I have lurked and followed the various Chord product threads. A couple of months ago I took the plunge, and am very pleased with my M-scaler/Quetest combo.
I would like to echo the praise from many of the posters about the Chord range, for anyone thinking about a purchase I have found many of the comments on these pages to be true and accurate when describing what you can expect from these DACs and the M-scaler.
I would like some advice as since installation I have many pauses in playback due to my fridge, light switches, plugs etc I realise this is not any problem with the units themselves and am wondering what product would cure the problem. I found this possibility for the Quetest, but am not sure if the electrical interference will still get through.
https://www.audiophonics.fr/fr/alim...e-bruit-usb-220v-vers-5v-2a-25va-p-11364.html
Another option could be this battery pack but I,m not sold on the idea of having to recharge every couple of days.
https://www.large.net/product/8eu43d3.html
Any advice on possible solutions?

Thanks .
 
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Hello everyone on Head-fi ,

This is my first post here but I have lurked and followed the various Chord product threads. A couple of months ago I took the plunge, and am very pleased with my M-scaler/Quetest combo.
I would like to echo the praise from many of the posters about the Chord range, for anyone thinking about a purchase I have found many of the comments on these pages to be true and accurate when describing what you can expect from these DACs and the M-scaler.
I would like some advice as since installation I have many pauses in playback due to my fridge, light switches, plugs etc I realise this is not any problem with the units themselves and am wondering what product would cure the problem. I found this possibility for the Quetest, but am not sure if the electrical interference will still get through.
https://www.audiophonics.fr/fr/alim...e-bruit-usb-220v-vers-5v-2a-25va-p-11364.html
Another option could be this battery pack but I,m not sold on the idea of having to recharge every couple of days.
https://www.large.net/product/8eu43d3.html
Any advice on possible solutions?

Thanks .
Welcome!

I personally find both of your solutions average quality at best.And then,linear supplys for Qutest don't seem to work...

I would invest in a good powerbank eg. Poweradd Pilot Pro2,which many people seem to have success in the audio quality,too!
 
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Hello everyone on Head-fi ,

This is my first post here but I have lurked and followed the various Chord product threads. A couple of months ago I took the plunge, and am very pleased with my M-scaler/Quetest combo.
I would like to echo the praise from many of the posters about the Chord range, for anyone thinking about a purchase I have found many of the comments on these pages to be true and accurate when describing what you can expect from these DACs and the M-scaler.
I would like some advice as since installation I have many pauses in playback due to my fridge, light switches, plugs etc I realise this is not any problem with the units themselves and am wondering what product would cure the problem. I found this possibility for the Quetest, but am not sure if the electrical interference will still get through.
https://www.audiophonics.fr/fr/alim...e-bruit-usb-220v-vers-5v-2a-25va-p-11364.html
Another option could be this battery pack but I,m not sold on the idea of having to recharge every couple of days.
https://www.large.net/product/8eu43d3.html
Any advice on possible solutions?

Thanks .
I would invest in installing a dedicated line from your main panel for your audio system.
 
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Hello everyone on Head-fi ,

This is my first post here but I have lurked and followed the various Chord product threads. A couple of months ago I took the plunge, and am very pleased with my M-scaler/Quetest combo.
I would like to echo the praise from many of the posters about the Chord range, for anyone thinking about a purchase I have found many of the comments on these pages to be true and accurate when describing what you can expect from these DACs and the M-scaler.
I would like some advice as since installation I have many pauses in playback due to my fridge, light switches, plugs etc I realise this is not any problem with the units themselves and am wondering what product would cure the problem. I found this possibility for the Quetest, but am not sure if the electrical interference will still get through.
https://www.audiophonics.fr/fr/alim...e-bruit-usb-220v-vers-5v-2a-25va-p-11364.html
Another option could be this battery pack but I,m not sold on the idea of having to recharge every couple of days.
https://www.large.net/product/8eu43d3.html
Any advice on possible solutions?

Thanks .

Hi,

Welcome on board. I also have similar problems, but in my case - i hear a lot of electrical noise ( e.g. if i set amplifier volume at 11 o'clock, Qutest output 2V ). It turned out to be coming from mains electrical line. I've tried with Anker PowerCore 26800 , it does not only removed noise, but it changed sound of Qutest - everything is even more separated in mid range, voises are pushed in front.

I'm thinking of bying Sbooster BOTW P&P ECO 5-6V MKII for Chord Qutest. It is linear PSU.

I found a review here with Chord Qutest

https://blog.artsexcellence.nl/sbooster-botw-eco-mkii-review/
 
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Hello everyone on Head-fi ,

This is my first post here but I have lurked and followed the various Chord product threads. A couple of months ago I took the plunge, and am very pleased with my M-scaler/Quetest combo.
I would like to echo the praise from many of the posters about the Chord range, for anyone thinking about a purchase I have found many of the comments on these pages to be true and accurate when describing what you can expect from these DACs and the M-scaler.
I would like some advice as since installation I have many pauses in playback due to my fridge, light switches, plugs etc I realise this is not any problem with the units themselves and am wondering what product would cure the problem. I found this possibility for the Quetest, but am not sure if the electrical interference will still get through.
https://www.audiophonics.fr/fr/alim...e-bruit-usb-220v-vers-5v-2a-25va-p-11364.html
Another option could be this battery pack but I,m not sold on the idea of having to recharge every couple of days.
https://www.large.net/product/8eu43d3.html
Any advice on possible solutions?

Thanks .
Actual interruptions to the music sounds quite severe. I've never had such a problem and like kerisabe said above a dedicated power line should fix, but may not be practical. A battery would do the trick, but if using usb/coaxial connection you still have an electrical connection from you source, so also try an optical link if you can. Failing that a power conditioner should improve things. I use iFi's AC Puifier to quieten down mains noise, not expensive and you could sell on or return if not doing what you want.
 
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Are you sure this isn't brightness?
i think i'm sure. And the sound is just somehow cleaner, cleaner highs as well, without harshness. And in midrange more details, better separation, depth between instruments, and voises pushed front. This is how i feel it with my system : Audirvana 3.5 + Mac mini late 2014 + Sysconcept optical + Qutest + Naim 5SI + ProAC D20R
 
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i think i'm sure. And the sound is just somehow cleaner, cleaner highs as well, without harshness. And in midrange more details, better separation, depth between instruments, and voises pushed front. This is how i feel it with my system : Audirvana 3.5 + Mac mini late 2014 + Sysconcept optical + Qutest + Naim 5SI + ProAC D20R
Sounds like a noticeable improvement!I think I must give it a try...
 
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