Power supply poll for Chord Qutest

I’m looking for experience-based opinions here on which linear power supplies Agoners have found to provide the greatest benefit when used with Chord Qutest DAC. I have personal experience with upgraded MCRU and Swagman Labs supplies in different applications, and have been quite happy.

Here are the models I am currently considering:

-MCRU - Option 2

-Swagman Labs SE


-Teddy Pardo MiniTeddy 5/2

My budget is under $500. If you swear by other lps products you’ve used with the Qutest DAC, I would be interested to hear about it. I have several different PCs on hand to try with a new lps. FWIW, I tried a 5v ifi XPOWER switching supply I have on hand, and it sounds awful with the Qutest, but sounds very good in other applications, including with a Chord Mojo2.

Thanks in advance for your input.



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I had success employing a 5v Ifi iPower Elite with a Chord Qutest, which is Ifi's top of the line switch mode power supply.

A ordered a LHY for my RME from TEK Electronics in the US on

Jan.12. Order sent to LHY in China for properly configured

unit. I received the piece today, less than one week. No time to listen

but turnaround service was quite impressive as is build quality.


I just plug mine in to a furman power conditioner. Maybe I’m missing something? Sounds great to me. 

Sbooster BOTW P&P ECO MKII for me, I find I use the incisive neutral filter more than before. Prior to the Booster I almost always listened to it warm and rolled off.