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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    I bought Chord Clearway rca cables in Singapore to be able to use my Qutest from day one with my Benchmark HGC2 headphone amp. But in my system both via headphones and speakers at home I use a clearly more refined Chord Indigo Blue which lets my Qutest deliver more of what is actually on...
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    Classical music discussion, what do you like?

    RIP . I have loads of his recordings ranging from his LP days with Philips to his LSO LIVE Beethoven series. He also often conducted at the BBC Proms where I enjoyed his live concerts quite a few times ,both there and via BBC Radio 3 in later years. Cheers CC
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    I have to say that I fully agree with ctrlm on this. Sorry to be a bit blunt again but the micro usb is a REALLY BAD "penny pinching" choice imo!! Why did you choose such a flimsy little connection as on Hugo??? I mainly use my Qutest with a battery powered psu that definitely to my ears...
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    Popular Classical Music

    Dear Light-Man Really Sorry to hear, but good to know you seem to be coping quite well with your problem. And still posting lots of good stuff and often with a twinkle in the eye too. I am far from sure I would personally cope as you seem to be doing. I actually went to my first live...
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    This time around I will not regret liking your post unless Rob says it is not doable and no suitable ie current swing-wise and wattage wise powerful enough, batteries are avaiiable. And I still like your" not barking dog" from the one where I changed my mind a bit. Having said all this I...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Hi Nick, I am ok, but a bit frustrated over the fact that although I have had both my shots there is almost two months wait in line to renew my passport so no travels abroad this autumn for me. .But at least I am quite happily enjoying my music, both via Q/HMS and at my piano. And your...
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    Popular Classical Music

    Good to see she has got her precious violin in a safer place than that potentially slippery log by the lake this time around! And more modestly dressed too ,something that can not always be said about little Yuja, nudge nudge, Cheers CC
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    Popular Classical Music

    Wow! After the first playing I just had to listen to the Rach Concerto 2 times last night. She is simply amazing! Watching her hands closely I can see that he can just barely reach those very stretched fingers, intro chords. But they sound better than I have ever heard them before ,and all...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Oops, mea culpa for "liking" the post! IMO actually Very Strong opinion Qutest or any other Chord Dac should be fed upsampled files via Mscaler! Or possibly HQ Player? I have not tried HQ Player so I can not say how much of an improvement it adds over Qutest on its own. But I know for sure...
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    Popular Classical Music

    Hmm, I can not help hearing the guitar version in my inner ear. Cheers CC
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    Classical music discussion, what do you like?

    I have selected parts of Dorati´s Haydn series on LPs and especially like the double LP set of Haydn´s Creation from those. Never heard this one either but I have some of his Mahler recordings with the VPO. Main problem with them the crappy ,early DGG cd sound quality. My two favourite...
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    Classical music discussion, what do you like?

    Much as I love the classics I more and more often listen to modern composers and my latest discovery on YT recently,was Anoushka Shankar performing "Passages" a co-work between her father Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass live at the BBC Proms in 2017.Anoushka Shankar, Pt.Gaurav Mazumdar And Karen...
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    Classical music discussion, what do you like?

    Well I think he held JS Bach very highly as well. There is a Mozart quote from his travels in Germany,where upon seeing Bachs works in Leipzig he said something like : "Endlich ein Musiker von dem Ich etwas zu lernen habe." "Finally a musician from whom I really have things to learn." Cheers CC
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    Chord Anni

    Hmm, imho an amp should NOT have any tuning, tuning is for musical instruments. An amp should be designed to be as transparent to the source as technically possible within the budget used for parts used in the product. Cheers CC
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    Chord Anni

    Thanks, sorry about my ignorance,but I am still as confused as before. You are quoting the same figures as I did. But what is the difference between the two? I maybe wrongly understand snr as signal to noise ratio quoted in dB indicating the inherent noise level of a product? I thought...
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