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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    This is serendipitous. I was just about to post in this thread asking for feedback on H2 with HE1000SE and Utopia headphones! They are on my short list for a purchase. I've currently got a great H2 based system, HD800 (SDR mod) & Heimdall 2, M scaler & Wave BNC. It's wonderful and insightful...
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    The Altmann Tera Player - Thread

    Yeah. SD CARDS are cheap these days. I have a few in a small camera case although I find that I use one 128GB card filled with my favourite albums on random shuffle most of the time. Loving the TP with Mr Speakers Aeon Closed. It's my go-to portable set up (non tidal anyway).
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Does anyone use a SOtM sCLK-OCX10 master clock (via SOtM 200ultra or neo) as a source for their mscaler? If so does it make a big difference? I watched the video below and it got me itching......
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    Hugo 2 / mscaler are singing tonight and I'm feeling grateful for the advice / suggestions and opinions in this forum. Thanks to everyone for your shared experiences and especially @ray-dude (numerous chats and experience sharing) and @musickid (specifically for the initial optical source...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Agree. Also can't RF noise can be induced into any wire even if it is at a low level? We all love our WIFI...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    @musickid This made me laugh out loud. I wasn't sure where you were going until the last paragraph.... Agree with your conclusion. I'm not slow to sell hifi that I don't love or need. Mscaler is staying in my setup.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Heads up. After @ray-dude published his latest write up (great BTW) I decided to experiment with RFI filtering AC multiplugs. I had Tacima Power Conditioning multiplug (£29 on Amazon) into which I plug in my Mscaler (original SMPS), Hugo 2 (Sbooster BOTW 5v powered) and my Roon Endpoint...
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    The Altmann Tera Player - Thread

    Agreed. Can't find anything to beat the Tera for portable audio since owning. I'd love to try some modified porta pros. I've tried (and ruined) 3 pairs whilst trying to mod them myself. Ade
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    This is extraordinary IMO. I have listened to and enjoyed more music with Mscaler, H2 and Wave Cables in the past 7 months because of this exact thing.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Hi Ray, I'm now also using audiolinux and a NUC but with optical connection to my HMS. I already have an LPS 1.2 but would you recommend USB via ISO regen over optical? Ade
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Agree. It's an amazing combo. Especially via Ethernet and with a good power supply (both improvements). I'm still waiting for my NUC to arrive but am looking forward to seeing how that compares (audiolinux / toslink). It'll have to be pretty special to beat Chromecast / Roon though.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Hi Peter, I'm constantly surprised by the variability in audio reproduction. Digitisation, digital source formats, audio servers, network hardware, DACS, amplification, analogue cables and headphones seem to be able to contaminate the reproduction of sound in some form or another. Sometimes...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    It's interesting how much the digital source is able to change the sound. I suspect that latency and power hygiene have a big part to play. I found that the Chromecast responded very well to improvements in power supply (I'm using a Sonore LPS) and the use of Ethernet connection (Wifi...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Great news that the mscalers are finally hitting the Americas. I'm looking forward to hearing more impressions soon. I've probably listened to more music in the month since I've owned Mscaler than in the past two years. My wife has commented that she's now a widow to my music. To recap my...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I'm at end game stage (IMO and for my budget / desire). The supplied BNC cables work fine - no dropouts for me and my Hugo 2 sounding a lot better (with mscaler) than without. I enjoyed the Wave BNC cables with the Hugo 2 and Mscaler enough to pay the asking price after a trial. I am not...
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