- Nov 23, 2015
I have to say that I fully agree with ctrlm on this.Qutest when on but not processing is only 2W of power. Electronics are more reliable if on for 24/7 too, if you run the semiconductors at low temperature - which of course is the case for Qutest. So it was intended to leave it on permanently.
Yes I am reading this! Power dissipation is a major issue, the second issue is an FPGA that would do 0.5M taps at an appropriate price too - there isn't one available currently, nor is there one coming soon either.
Sorry to be a bit blunt again but the micro usb is a REALLY BAD "penny pinching" choice imo!!
Why did you choose such a flimsy little connection as on Hugo???
I mainly use my Qutest with a battery powered psu that definitely to my ears sounds better and more realistic than the supplied "thingy".
With the battery powered one I get the benefits of darker, warmer, less harsh or hard and fuller, more timbrally correct SQ from acoustic instruments I quite often actually know how they really sounded live in the hall at the actual recording ie the benefits you so often mention when discussing RF, RFI groundloop or whatever problems I get when using the supplied one which unfortunately I have to when the battery runs out of power and I have to plug in the other one.
Qutest is a very good little dac but deserved better than just micro usb, cheap smps and only one set of Rca connections too imo.
My Benchmark HGC 2 in the same price range as Qutest, which I only use as a very good headphone amp with my Qutest has SOO many connections both rca and balanced.
Regarding a " Half Mscaler" I can not see any need for a such a product whatsoever ,but I hope you are working hard on the Mscaler X with I guess at least 10 M taps or more.