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: firstname.lastname@example.org
To download the full specification for this product, click on the link below (new window) or Right click and choose the "Save as.." option.
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..
HFW_Mar13 Chord QuteHD DAC.pdf - 3229.398 kb, PDF
DSD set up for QuteHD and QBD76 HDSD.doc - 2043.392 kb, Word
chordxp.zip - 737.182 kb, .zip
chordwin7.zip - 737.593 kb, .zip
ChordUsb_OS10_8.dmg - 60.138 kb, .dmg
ChordMavericks192Khz.dmg - 49.267 kb, .dmg
Qute Manual.pdf - 318.261 kb, PDF
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