Bought the Chord Qutest. Love it. Hate the power supply.

Everything about this DAC is incredible except for the dinky power supply. I wondered if others didn't like it, so I Googled it and noticed that people were upgrading and noticing a sonic difference!

I am not interested in spending much money, but I would like to replace it with something that is an improvement for my ears and my peace of mind. 

Any suggestions?>


I had a Chord Qutest and when I added a Teddy Pardo LPS it was a substantial improvement in SQ. I sold the Chord and put the TP LPS on my Bluesound Node. That also was a significant improvement.



I had a Qutest and added a Teddy Pardo 5v LPS.

very substantial positive impact.

I have since moved on from Chord but still have the LPS and happy to sell it.

it also has the cable and kit to work with a Bluesound node.

Happy to sell it. 
DM if interest.

There was something weird about the power supply being deliberately current limited due to the battery charging requirements. 

So long as the batteries are charged, you can swap to a high current supply.

I've had a Chord Qutest for about 3 years now...  Get a Furman power conditioner with Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT)... Plug your DAC, streamer, network switch, router and modem into it... Problem solved...