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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Negative. I have the TT2/HMS that I run through a WA33 and even if there is a fraction of a percent of transparency lost, a high powered tube amp like the Cayin HA-300 or WA33 adds so much more lifelike tone, soundstage, space between instruments, impact, and three dimensionality to the sound...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Can we flag the acronyms RFI and EMI as offensive in this thread and have the moderators immediately delete the posts so we can all live happier lives and read about impressions with different headphones/amps and sound quality? Pleeeease?:)
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Yeah. Did this at CanJam SoCal. Dave/HMS sounds even cleaner, richer, and above all else..bigger..way more atmospheric. The sound field around your head is huge. Dave does this on its own, but with a very dry/technical sound signature IMO. HMS further increases the detail to this porcelain...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Great question. As I was burning in the new BNCs all last weekend, I figured why not, and plugged the 4s directly into the TT2/HMS headphone out. VERY minor uptick in transparency because the WA33 is practically see thru in that regard, as it should be for 8 grand. I was surprised though, at +15...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Alright so I’ve had the HMS on my TT2 for about 2 weeks now. AudioArt BNC cables since Friday. My non-technical assessment is this. If an audio component makes me laugh because it sounds so good, I buy/keep it, it’s a winner. Very few components in my 25yrs as an audiophile, even at super high...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I asked before how to shut off the M Scaler, and you guys said it automatically turns off when it doesn’t detect incoming signal. Well, why does the OP/SR light stay on at all times then? It’s been 24hrs since I’ve used it and that light being on is driving me nuts lol. Do I have to resort to...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    So, how do I turn it off? A button combo like the dimming? I seriously just unplugged it last night. Is there an auto on/off setting when used with TT2? I’m lost.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Oh here’s a stupid question. How do you turn HMS on and off?? It turns on when I plug it in but there’s no on/off button/switch. Not even on the remote and it doesn’t explain it in the quick start guide or PDF manuals on the Chord website. Maybe I’m blind idk.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    This guy gets it. I could just sell the TT2 and cough up the price difference for a used Dave. In time. TT2/HMS/WA33 is just fine for now.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Yup. That’s exactly what I’m doing. Sold the Dave to get TT2 for that exact reason and it’s bliss. Just got the HMS yesterday. So what might be confusing is my remarks about Scaled Dave. Not too long after I got the TT2, I went to CanJam SoCal and tested out a Dave with Blu Mk II..basically M...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Ohhhh man it feels like Christmas Eve. I’m more excited that the HMS is arriving tomorrow than I am of the fact it’s my birthday. Aging sucks, new audio gear does not. :) And just like that I’m a 500+ Head-fier now. It’s gonna be a good day.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Ahhh ok. I figured we probably weren’t talking about audible noise since at this level of equipment that would be a big no no. Well, sold, I’ll buy the Innuous with a solid return policy and A/B test it against the Chromecast back and forth. If I hear this darker less fatiguing sound, I’ll keep...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Interesting. So optical signal is optical signal with perfect fidelity no matter which streamer? Honestly, streaming Qobuz with the Chromecast I hear dead silence between the notes and quiet parts of hi-res tracks. If there is RF noise maybe it’s causing inaudible issues because zero noise is...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Shamefully, I run my TT2 optical from a Chromecast Audio, but honestly it’s dead silent with regards to any noise. I’ll be using it on the HMS for a while too once it arrives. I have no idea how or why there would be performance gains upgrading to something like an Innuos Zenmini MK3 streamer...
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