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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    This is exactly what I’d expect having auditioned SP2000 and owning Hugo 2. They’re different and I’d say the Hugo 2 is the more sophisticated sound. That said, the SP2000 provides a better user experience with the single device along with being slightly more portable. My use case for the...
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I tend to use my HD800S with my RME/WA2 pairing rather then RME/V281. Utopia only get used with the RME/V281. Perhaps that’s why I don’t find them too similar. I also tend to listen to different things with each. Utopia for EDM/Rock and HD800S for Jazz/soundtracks.
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    I’ve got a question about the potential pairing of the RME ADI-2 and Matrix X-SPDIF 2. Ultimately I am trying to see if it’s worth me adding the X-SPDIF between my MacBook Pro and RME. Currently my MacBook Pro is connected to a CalDigit TS3+ hub which allows for optical, latest USB-A/C formats...
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    Haven't listened to my Utopia in a couple of weeks (Empy/HD800S getting a lot of time on the head) and wow. I don't think I could ever sell the Utopia (or HD800S). Lots of fun.
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    Violectric HPA V550 - Blue's Brother and the successor to the V281

    No experience as yet with the updated amps on offer, but regarding the earlier discussion on integrated DAC's, I have the V281 FE (build in DAC) paired with my RME ADI-2. In comparing the V281 solo vs. V281+RME I find the RME to be a much better pairing with the V281 than the internal DAC of the...
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    I’m sure you meant do NOT need the ACK? Just to clarify 😂
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    Seems Meenova might do the trick! That said, I might try my luck with the 2go and connect directly as a hotspot as I’ve just read in the 2go thread. Seems to be the least problematic scenario for 2go. Issues mainly seem to be when setting it up for room etc. Alternatively, 2go money goes a...
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    That’s a shame. I was hoping at least you could connect via a single cable 😂 Also seems crazy that some are having good experiences with 2go while others are not. I wonder if retailers will provide a refund to those whom it is problematic for.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    You guys are making it hard for me to go the cheaper route with Moon Black Dragon instead of the Lazuli Reference :gs1000smile: @Hoegaardener70 not at all, but I do think that upgrade path makes sense technically considering what the HMS adds.
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I’ve already got a Hugo 2 and V281. I don’t use my Hugo 2 in that pairing as it’s my office transportable solution, but I could very easily add HMS to the H2 and run it through the V281 for a relatively problem free high end solution. I suppose if I did this I could sell the RME (putting that...
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    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    I have my V281 matched with the RME, and for the Empyrean I just don't find it lacking in bass impact. Again it's not as dynamic as the Utopia on this same DAC/AMP pairing, but I don't feel it's an issue. Interesting that you are finding this with the use of a silver cable whereas I am only...
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    Astell&Kern AK380

    AK380 looks epic in the copper! May I ask where you purchased that case for the H2?
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    With the offer there seems to be a lot of interest in the Arche. As far as DAC’s and amps go, I’m already running an RME, V281 FE, WA2 and Hugo 2 (for office only), does the Arche make sense considering I have both Utopia and Stellia? Is it going to give me something the RME doesn’t? I feel...
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    SOLD: final D8000 - beautiful condition - includes final Silver OFC upgrade cable and Pro pads - new new price!

    This is easily the best D8K setup I’ve seen. D8K over Pro Silver cable Pro pads I’ve spent a lot of time with the D8000 and Pro, and this is the perfect world scenario.
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    We have quite similar setups, Hugo 2, RME and V281. Great combinations and I echo your comments. 😀 I use my H2 exclusively with my Stellia at my office. RME/V281 does home duties.
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