Chordette QuteHD (DSD) DAC

(Update: the QuteHD and now been replaced by the QuteEX July 2014) This, we believe, is a world-beater. But don't just take our word for it: Britain's biggest hi-fi magazine, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision gave it five stars and awarded it Best DAC of 2012 (£900-£1,200) and 2013 (£700-£1,000) international specialist hi-fi bible, Hi-Fi News, gave it an Outstanding Product award and US giant enjoythemusic.com have also awarded it 5/5! Then there are recommendations from: PC Advisor, Record Collector, Tone Audio, Hi-Fi Choice, Hi-Fi Word, the list goes on to over 10!

The QuteHD is a 192kHz-capable, multiple-input, USB DAC which offers a range of bespoke technologies taken from the acclaimed QBD76HD, our reference DAC. Part of the beautiful Chordette series, the QuteHD boasts a groundbreaking sonic performance, custom DA conversion technology and cutting-edge DSD-over-USB functionality.

The QuteHD is a high-quality, super-high-performance D/A convertor that, for the first time, offers our world-renowned proprietary DAC technology for an incredibly low price. QuteHD brings exceptional detail-retrieval, insight and transparency to audio systems, thanks to its bespoke circuit design implemented by our internationally renowned engineering team.

Fully future-proof - even for the most adventurous computer audiophile - the QuteHD is ready to take advantage of today''s advanced studio-master-quality music files. It can handle sample rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz (and up to 384kHz on S/PDIF), allowing users to experience music in true high definition, along with the best possible reproduction of CD-quality music. The QuteHD benefits from an advanced 192kHz-compatible USB input and can also bring sparkling clarity to any connected component with a digital output thanks to two additional digital inputs - coaxial and optical.

In addition to standard PCM files, the QuteHD can also process DSD data using the latest DSD-over-USB support, making it the world''s first affordable DSD-compatible USB DAC. Whether using Mac OS or Windows OS, Chord Electronics'' own proprietary driver software is provided, removing the restrictions of current operating system audio playback.

Drivers: PC and Mac drivers can be found below. Earlier Mac drivers are available by emailing: sales@chordelectronics.co.uk

Product Specification Download:

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QuteHD tech specs for web.pdf

Products: Chordette QuteHD (DSD) DAC
Products: Chordette QuteHD (DSD) DAC
Products: Chordette QuteHD (DSD) DAC
Products: Chordette QuteHD (DSD) DAC
Products: Chordette QuteHD (DSD) DAC
Products: Chordette QuteHD (DSD) DAC
Products: Chordette QuteHD (DSD) DAC
Products: Chordette QuteHD (DSD) DAC
Products: Chordette QuteHD (DSD) DAC
Products: Chordette QuteHD (DSD) DAC


The following files are available for download: Click the file name to open the file in a new window, or right click and use Save target as..

DownloadChord Yosemite.dmg - 41.371 kb, .dmg
DownloadChordMavericks2014.pkg.dmg - 98.053 kb, .dmg
DownloadChordUsb_OS10_8.dmg - 60.138 kb, .dmg
Downloadchordwin7.zip - 737.593 kb, .zip
Downloadchordxp.zip - 737.182 kb, .zip
DownloadDSD set up for QuteHD and QBD76 HDSD.doc - 2043.392 kb, Word
HFW_Mar13 Chord QuteHD DAC.pdf - 3229.398 kb, PDF
Qute Manual.pdf - 318.261 kb, PDF

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