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    • Chord Electronics Ltd. Chordette Qute HD

    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 D/A 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.

    • Monitor Audio Silver 2 Bookshelf Speakers

    System Format

    2-Way
    Frequency Response

    40Hz - 35kHz
    Sensitivity ([email protected])

    88dB
    Nominal Impedance

    8 Ohms
    Maximum SPL

    112.6 (pair)
    Power Handling (RMS)

    120W
    Recommended Amplifier Requirements

    40-120W
    Bass Alignment

    Bass reflex - rear ported
    HiVe®II port System
    Crossover Frequency

    2.0kHz
    Drive Unit Complement

    1 x 8" RST Bass/Mid driver
    1 x 1" (25 mm) C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter
    Cabinet Dimensions (Excluding Grille and Terminals (H x W x D))

    375 x 230 x 300 mm
    (143/4 x 91/16 x 1113/16 inch)
    Product External Dimensions (Including Terminals (H x W x D))

    375 x 230 x 323 mm
    (143/4 x 91/16 x 1211/16 inch)
    Product External Dimensions (Including Grille and Terminals (H x W x D))

    375 x 230 x 335 mm
    (143/4 x 91/16 x 133/16 inch)
    Weight

    9.7 Kg (21 lb 6 oz)
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    Specifications
    Input sensitivities for rated output level:
    Input 1 (phono) input sensitivity = 2.1mV at 47KΩ in parallel with 220pF.
    Maximum Input 1 (phono) input level = 100mV
    Input 2-5 (line) input sensitivity = 210mV at 47kΩ
    Maximum input 2-5 (line) input level = 10.25V

    Power outputs at 230/115V supply voltage:
    50 Watts RMS both channels driven into the rated load of 8Ω
    58 Watts RMS one channel driven into the rated load of 8Ω
    73 Watts RMS both channels driven into the rated load of 4Ω
    93 Watts RMS one channel driven into the rated load of 4Ω

    Continued high level use into 4Ω may cause the case to exceed 40° C above the ambient temperature.

    Headphone output:
    No load = 8V
    32Ω = 1.8V
    54Ω = 2.6V
    300Ω = 5.9V
    Source impedance = 109Ω
     

    Power consumption:
    195 Watts at 230V/220V/115V/100V into the rated load of 8Ω

    Record output level:Record output level (with rated input levels) = 210Mv.
    Record output impedance = 470Ω

    Frequency response:
    Phono 15Hz to 40KHz (-3dB Points) / 27Hz to 20.5KHz (-1dB Points)
    RIAA accuracy (100Hz to 10KHz) ± 0.4dB typically better than ± 0.3dB
    Line 12Hz (-1dB points) to 43KHz (-3dB points)
    Remote control batteries included – 2 x AAA Alkaline.

    Fuse ratings:
    T2AL 250V - 230V/50Hz and 220V/60Hz
    T3.15AL 250V - 115V/60Hz and 100V 50/60Hz

    Dimensions:
    345mm (D) -inc volume control x 216mm (W) x 78mm (H)

    Weight:
    5.1kg
    • Custom Cables cables
    Coboc BA-SETSCREW-5P high-quality copper speaker banana plugs
    Coboc SPW-CL2-2C14-50-WH 14 AWG CL2 rated -2 conductor loud oxygen-free copper speaker wire.
    The red and black wire conductors were removed from the white exterior covering and twisted together to make a twisted pair of two 14 guage conductors.  Two of these twisted pairs where then twisted together to form a two-conductor speaker cable.
    The cables were then sheathed using half-inch green techflex and then 3/8 white techflex covering the green.  About 6 inches of each twisted pair conductor was left untwisted and then covered with two layers of  1/4-inch carbon techflex with the banana plugs attached forming the complete cable.

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