Chord Qutest power plug upgrade.

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I have just bought a used Qutest which came with an ifi 5v power supply, to be honest I haven’t done a comparison with the supplied supply, I just went straight to the ifi power supply.
 

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Mar 11, 2017
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I have used MCRU and Sbooster PSs with my Qutest. The Sbooster significantly improved performance and is worth the extra. The Ultra add on improved things further.
 
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Fourlegs

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Nick
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I have used MCRU and Sbooster PSs with my Qutest. The Sbooster significantly improved performance and is worth the extra. The Ultra add on improved things further.
I used the Sbooster with the Ultra Mk 2 upgrade with my Qutest and having tried others around the same or less money can heartily recommend that or a Farad Super3.
 

Lurch

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Been running my Pimped Node2 for 18 month on a 5v sBooster ECO BOTW and have been very happy with it (have had a Chifi & MCRU LPS which got moved on sharpish) . Have just this minute pulled the trigger on an Ultra mk2 to see what all the fuss is about with these.
 
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Lurch

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Sep 17, 2016
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John
HiFi Trade?
  1. No
Been running my Pimped Node2 for 18 month on a 5v sBooster ECO BOTW and have been very happy with it (have had a Chifi & MCRU LPS which got moved on sharpish) . Have just this minute pulled the trigger on an Ultra mk2 to see what all the fuss is about with these.
Got the Ultra mk2 yesterday and fitted it this morning after everything had warmed up and I'd chosen a couple of tracks to AB with, (John Martyn Glory Box and Sade please send me Someone to love).
The verdict.... Its was worth every penny of the £90 I paid (to MY ears in MY system). The sound opened up, more air, space, tighter, snappier and cleaner, but in a musical as opposed to a hifi way with better defined instruments (strumming/strikes) . The bass was a bit deeper and dense complex passages were easier to follow.
 

Fourlegs

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May 5, 2014
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Nick
HiFi Trade?
  1. Yes
Got the Ultra mk2 yesterday and fitted it this morning after everything had warmed up and I'd chosen a couple of tracks to AB with, (John Martyn Glory Box and Sade please send me Someone to love).
The verdict.... Its was worth every penny of the £90 I paid (to MY ears in MY system). The sound opened up, more air, space, tighter, snappier and cleaner, but in a musical as opposed to a hifi way with better defined instruments (strumming/strikes) . The bass was a bit deeper and dense complex passages were easier to follow.
I think it is an extra regulator stage located close to the load. Hence why you need to adjust the voltage upwards on the SBooster because of the voltage lost with the Ultra Mk 2. Glad you like it. I also thought it very worthwhile.
 
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