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    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    So how much better is Mango player on the 220 ? Does it make it worthwhile to therefore use the Purist ROM?
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    I wouldn’t disagree with your assessment but does it matter they sound good ? Out of interest wouldn’t your ‘argument’ also dismiss the musical value of Tubes/Valves as they also add distortion into the mix ?
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    Thanks. Here is a link to a website that explains a lot about the TDA1541A chip , which I meant to share in my earlier post https://www.dutchaudioclassics.nl/Philips-TDA1541/#tda1541-DEM
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    A slight aside. I am a fan of Chord Electronics having had both a Hugo and a currently a Hugo2. I felt both delivered game changing elements of sonic performance when I upgraded to the Hugo and then to the Hugo2. And I continue to love my Hugo2. I happened to be browsing YouTube and came...
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    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    thanks I did update successfully. No left hand channel hiss for me. I struggled to find the AMP9 special high gain toggle for a little while though , as it only shows in the settings menu if you scroll down, wasn’t very intuitive
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    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    As far as Neutron is concerned you can also buy it without installing Play Store by paying for it via PayPal & installing a mail app with the same email account - as I did.
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Noted and realise your immediate view. I have tried balanced before and do have a balanced set up but it is specific fo an Ibasso PB2 , but to be frank I haven’t noticed a huge difference between balanced and non balanced (apart from power maybe). I have the DX200 and AMP9 which I really like...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Is this amp worth it , even if I don’t have a balanced pair of headphones and does a balanced to single ended connector affect the sound at all.
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    Have been trying Amazon Ultra HD streamed to an Ibasso dx209 , using the Amazon android App and coaxial into the Hugo2. I only have a red light in the glass window of the Hugo2. Does this mean for sure that the coaxial output from the Ibasso is only 44.1kH rather than 192 ?
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Well YES is my favourite band but as regards OYE it’s debatable if it’s a really a YES recording. certainly their worst album to my ears. Suggest you put one of Steven Wilson’s YES remixes on instead -:)
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    I think your missing the point. IBasso aren’t manufacturing phones but music players - so judge them based on that criteria. I like the fact that the O/S is idiosyncratic and quirky and sometimes clunky. I also like the fact that my DX209 is so musical when playing my flac files, is near to a...
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    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    I’d be interested in installing a paid version of Neutron player but don’t have Google play installed. It seems you can buy direct from the developer but need to have a google account and maybe additionally set up email on the Dx200 with IMAP which I would prefer not to do ? Can anyone tell...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    I roll tubes on the stereo system at home and don’t have that experience. I had a noisy pair of valves/tubes and they stayed noisy. But to my mind this is a different issue which is an impedance issue and I don’t see why this should get better over time. As it happens , I hear no hiss with my...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Check these Screenshots out : https://www.weibo.com/1778375693/HElqf080X?type=comment#_rnd1563643843204
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