QUESTYLE HB2 HI-FI HUB

Australian HIFI - - SOUNDBITES -

Great news for any­one who owns a Questyle QP2R (or later model) hi-res por­ta­ble au­dio player! The com­pany has re­leased its HB2 ‘Hub’—a cra­dle that stores it, charges it, trans­fers bit-per­fect au­dio from it to your home hi-fi sys­tem and adds re­mote con­trol... in­deed it’s so good it just picked up an iF 2018 de­sign award.

The Questyle HB2 Hi-Fi Hub Sys­tem al­lows far eas­ier use of the SP26’s high-qual­ity re­play ca­pa­bil­i­ties when you’re at home, rather than out and about. It docks the QP2R and can charge it (though stops charg­ing while play­ing in order to avoid any po­ten­tial in­ter­fer­ence), and it has a con­ve­nient phys­i­cal re­mote con­trol that al­lows con­trol over play­back, as well as menu nav­i­ga­tion, from a dis­tance. The Hub does not in­cor­po­rate a DAC it­self, rather ex­tend­ing the out­puts of the QP2R into the RCA con­nec­tions most use­ful as in­puts to hi-fi sys­tems, and in the set­tings menus you can choose whether the HB2 will out­put to your sys­tem in dig­i­tal or ana­logue for­mat.

In de­sign terms the Questyle HB2 Hub fol­lows the cues of the QP2R, also pro­tect­ing against vi­bra­tion by us­ing solid air­craft-grade alu­minium to­gether with a spe­cial sil­i­cone ma­te­rial on the base and sup­port­ing the player. Dis­trib­uted by Au­dio Dy­nam­ics and avail­able now, the Questyle HB2 re­tails for $999 (RRP). For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Au­dio Dy­nam­ics on (03) 9882 0372 or visit www.au­dio­dy­nam­ics.com.au

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