I wasn't aiming to match the Codex, just aiming to provide interim DAC service.
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A week ago there was a QB-9 DSD listed on the Canadian Mart for about $1200 USD. If you decided on the Twenty upgrade, you'd be in at $2700 ($1200 + $1500). I decided to buy a $99 Schiit Modi 3 to use while my Codex is being serviced -- it is a secondary setup after all, a QX-5 Twenty is my primary DAC and Roon endpoint.
This is going to be a tough one. As you know, the QB-9 Twenty is only available as an upgrade on the QB-9 so you almost have to have a QB-9 to hear the Twenty version of it. If you are happy with the QB-9, why have the TT2? Just saying.
If you are happy with your Qutest, the TT2 is going to give you....more. More detail, a bigger soundstage. It is a more engaging unit IMO.
If you want a new one, I will gladly take your Qutest on trade toward a TT2. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the price you would pay. PM me if you are interested.