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Is the Chord Qutest the same as Hugo TT 2 for single ended DAC only?

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Is the Hugo TT 2 in single ended mode for DAC only the same as the Qutest?


Furutech GTX-D>J River 23>Cardas Clear USB>Wyred4Sound DAC2v2 SE>Moon Audio Blue Dragon IC>Cavalli Liquid Fire>Q French Silk Headphone cable>Audeze LCD2rev2>my ears>audiophile brain

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No,  the number of taps in the TT2 twice that of the Hugo2


two-channel system
source:  intel nuc8i5 (audiolinux, roon core) > intel nuc6i5 (win10, ao, fidelizer pro, dirac live, roon) > schiit yggdrasil (gen 5, analog 2)
amplification:  axiom ii walker mod xlr > parasound a21 > monitor audio gx100s
headphone system
source:  intel nuc8i5 (audiolinux, roon core) > intel nuc7i5 (audiolinux, roon) > schiit gungnir multibit (gen 5)
phones:  mjolnir audio kgsshv (400v) > stax sr-l700

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Sorry to everyone for posting this. I should have just looked at their tech page which spells it all out.

I'm going to go check these out locally in a few weeks. I wonder how big the listening difference is?


Furutech GTX-D>J River 23>Cardas Clear USB>Wyred4Sound DAC2v2 SE>Moon Audio Blue Dragon IC>Cavalli Liquid Fire>Q French Silk Headphone cable>Audeze LCD2rev2>my ears>audiophile brain

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More than just the difference in taps between the two DACs.  Quoting Rob Watts:

 

"There are a lot more differences apart from the PSU - on the DAC side, it has better noise shapers on the FPGA (better depth and detail resolution) very much more advanced reference circuitry (taken from Dave, giving a darker and more full bodied SQ). On the analog side we have the second order analogue noise shaper topology, which eliminates HF distortion, and allows no high frequency distortion at all once a load is attached."

 

Source:

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/chord-electronics-qutest-dac-official-thread.869417/page-220#post-14833398


Digital:  Innuos Zenith Std Mk2 > Shunyata Alpha USB > Chord Hugo M-Scaler > Shunyata Alpha S/PDIF > Chord Hugo TT 

Amp & Speakers:  Spectral DMA-150mk2 > Aerial 10T

Foundation: Stillpoints Ultra, Shunyata Denali power conditioner, Shunyata Alpha power cords, Shunyata Anaconda interconnect, MIT Oracle speaker cables, GIK bass traps

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