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    Comment by 'Crgreen' in item 'AudioWise OPTO•DX optical isolation bridge for dual SPDIF'

    This is an interesting product and might conceivably overcome what I found to be the biggest disappointment with the Blu2 - the amount of RFI pumped into the Dave which robbed it of its ability to reproduce instrumental timbre in a convincing fashion. Ferrites helped but did not completely...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Apologies, I’ll desist and make room for all those urgent posts about the serious business of drop outs and the like which are bound to flood in during the course of the evening. Space is very limited on this forum.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    In the words of Alan Partridge: “Back of the net”:
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Women don’t get Hi-Fi and tolerate it, begrudgingly. On the other hand, I think your wife might have a point.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Fair enough - “believe they’ve reached their endgame (but don’t know if they have)”. Banter over.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Not the same as Greeks bearing gifts - I’m no Trojan horse. Anyway, if I had a pound for every time someone pronounced they’d reached their endgame, etc.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I do have a degree in the subject, but that one I picked up on my own!
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Perhaps its worth remembering that after every endgame there's usually another match.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    And how might you feel tomorrow?
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Tidal has a significantly larger database than Qobuz, and Spotify is even larger. My understanding is that the whole of the ECM catalogue is on Spotify and Tidal, but I’m not sure about Qobuz, though as your search revealed, many are. I suppose it’s all about finding the right balance between...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    You can usually use an iPad app to stream to your iPad when travelling, but generally not for music stored on your home network unless you make the files accessible from other locations, which is generally not a good idea.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    In principle, you’re right about optical. In my experience, it’s also true in practice. As you know I use an electrical to optical convertor to feed red book CDs to my Dave. There is clear improvement in sound quality from using the supplied wall-wart power supply to a battery power supply...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Eeeer...what can I say to such a testing process, in every sense - did the cats express the same preferences?
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    In my experience, there’s a clear difference between internet streaming, local file playback and CD, but I don’t know why. I think Rob might have pointed out that even with optical connections, there are ways for the electrical signal to be polluted and adversely effect sound before it gets...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    In fairness, Rob also uses his ears, which I suspect are the final arbiter. They certainly are for me. I think he also acknowledges that tastes differ. I think the development of any Hi-Fi component must be a combination of modelling, measurements and listening.
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