[Sold]: Chord Qutest - Mint
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Purchased as "open-box" from HeadAmp 2 months ago. Includes original box, stock USB-A to USB-C cable, and the stock power supply.

I am looking for $1,300 and I will pay PayPal fees and shipping to lower 48. No trades.

I can throw in a 2-meter Supra USB-A to USB-B cable purchased one month ago for another $25

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The supra sounds good. As much as I want to hear a difference between USB cables, I really can't. I compared the stock USB cable, the Supra, and an Audioquest Cinamon and they all sounded the same. I have definitely heard a difference with other less capable DACs, but my ears confirm what Rob Watts says, that the Qutest only needs a certified USB 2.0 cable. I kept the Supra mostly because it is a well made and not too expensive.
 
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Great DAC! Good luck...
 
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The supra sounds good. As much as I want to hear a difference between USB cables, I really can't. I compared the stock USB cable, the Supra, and an Audioquest Cinamon and they all sounded the same. I have definitely heard a difference with other less capable DACs, but my ears confirm what Rob Watts says, that the Qutest only needs a certified USB 2.0 cable. I kept the Supra mostly because it is a well made and not too expensive.
Not to sidetrack this ad but there was a video explaining what Rob Watts stated in his design of the Qutest. TLDR; The Qutest is designed to function with cheap USB cables as the galvanic isolators in the USB section tremendously helps with noise reduction in the Qutest. Many reviewers have found no differences with expensive and cheap USB cables (specifically with the Qutest).

Other DACs with inferior USB implementation may require additional jitter/noise filtering and maybe the addition of a better quality USB cable.

Safe to say the Qutest is a great product. GLWS!
 
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