DAC Comparison

Marantz HD-DAC1 vs Chord Qutest

Marantz HD-DAC1

The Marantz HD-DAC1 is a stylish compact DAC and headphone amp that comes with USB and analog 3.5mm in. Though it does not have the best specs when it comes to audio decoding capabilities, it's a great sounding device.

$799.00 MSRP

Chord Qutest

Qutest is a standalone DAC whose performance belies its compact dimensions. With DAC architecture based on the award-winning Hugo 2, Qutest offers class-leading digital conversion.

$1,695.00 MSRP
Features
Physical Dimensions
Mass

770 gram

Power

Micro USB

Input/Output
Inputs

3.5mm

Coaxial S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-A

USB-B

BNC S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

Outputs

¼ inch

RCA

RCA

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 192 kHz

32 bit / 768 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

Cirrus Logic CS4398

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