Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC - Open Box Black

Chord Electronics Qute EX DAC - Open Box Black

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Mint condition unit, minimal usage/unused. The box was unsealed to show a customer the appearance of the product. Includes all original accessories, documentation and manufacturers warranty

Chord Electronics are regarded as one of the best hifi manufacturers on the market today, especially when looking at their unrivalled DAC construction. The QUTE EX DAC features a newly developed chipset and circuit board, capable of decoding up to 384kHz PCM and DSD 128 over the high quality USB connection. The EX builds upon the highly acclaimed reputation of the Qute HD by building upon the best parts of the HD's construction. The result in a highly compact, high-performance DAC that exceeds to the quality of its much larger, much pricier rivals. 

The DAC technologies within the Qute EX are bespoke to Chord, and feature trickle-down technology from Chord's flagship QBD76 HDSD. The Qute EX is capable of decoding and replaying even the most demanding of file types, such as studio-master-quality DXD music files, up to sample rates of 44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM). With its compact stature, unbeatable sound quality, and comfortable price-point, the Qute EX is one of the best DACs on the market today. 



 Harmonic distortion 103 dBV 
 Signal-to-noise ratio 115dBV 
 Dynamic range  118dBV
 Digital inputs  1 x USB HD
with DSD 128 decoding,
44.1 kHz to 384kHz PCM, 16-32-bit 

1x Optical 1x Coaxial
44.1 kHz/384kHz-ready, 16-32-bit
 Outputs 2x RCA phono 
 Power supply  12v 1A 2.1mm connector.
Centre point positive
100V- 240V | 50/60Hz,
1A wall adapter supplied
 Weight  0.4KG
Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)  160x70x40mm

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