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    Watts Up...?

    Thanks Rob for the ultra fast response. Since the speakers will be used in a near field computer desktop setting (about a feet away from my ears), would it be a safe assumption that the TT2 balanced output can handle the load? Yes, the Voxativ sounds marvelous with the Dave indeed. Best, Jason
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    Watts Up...?

    Hi Rob, I came across your post and hope this is the right place to ask the question. I am considering driving the Cessaro Mini Wagner with the Chord Hugo TT2, but it sounds underpowered with the RCAs outputs. I then found out that the Wagners are 83 dB at 4 Ohm, which means that I will need to...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    It is likely to be your particular unit. When I received my first Dave, I used the Hifiman HE1000 and HE6 with the headphone output. After a while, serious distortion on loud passages manifested itself in the right channel. The distortion sounded like clipping. I emailed Chord's customer support...
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    Chord Electronics - Blu Mk. 2 - The Official Thread

    What a coincidence, I’m using the BluDAVE with the Omega CAMs and JL Audio F112v2 as well. Works wonderfully. Amazing bass which integrates really well with the CAMs.
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    Chord Electronics - Blu Mk. 2 - The Official Thread

    Last time I wrote about my initial impressions of the BluDave, I took the view that I was less impressed by it on my speaker rig compared to its astonishing effect on my HE90 headphones. I have since upgraded the digital front end at home with a SOtM sCLK-EX clocked SOtM sMS-1000SQ server...
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    Chord Electronics - Blu Mk. 2 - The Official Thread

    Thanks Triode. For the sake of not misleading anyone into thinking that the BluDave sounds sub-par with speakers, let me just clarify this. I think the BluDave's improvement with speakers is worth it, but just less significant compared to the improvements it delivers to my headphone setup. There...
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    Chord Electronics - Blu Mk. 2 - The Official Thread

    Hi Roy, Good to hear from you again on Head-Fi. I certainly don't doubt what you are hearing. Your findings have influenced many of us here and on other forums. My decision to buy the DAVE was based on your recommendation. I have since brought my DAVE over for some of my audiophile friends to...
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    REVIEW: Comparison of 5 High End Digital Music Servers - Aurender N10, CAD CAT server, TotalDac d1-Server, Auralic Aries, Audiophile Vortex Box

    May of SOTM told me and Roy separately that my SMS-1000SQUltra can benefit from an outboard tX-USBultra. That is even though the SMS-1000SQ already has a separate tX-USBexp module that's clocked by their new super clock sCLK-EX. Not sure why that's the case.
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    The Stax Thread III

    Until you get the T2 and HE90!
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Thanks! Do you need a special cable to connect the Abyss to the speaker binding posts of the Moon 600i or does it have XLR outputs?
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    The Stax Thread III

    I have the DIYT2 and the HE90 and Omega I as well, I think I prefer the HE90 with the DIYT2. Probably a matter of preferences. Driving the SR009, the DIYT2 does a much better job than the SRM 007t I had. I sold the 007t the day I had it and bought a KGSSHV.
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    The Stax Thread III

      Nice review Attorney. I am dead set on upgrading my HEK now. I have always enjoyed the V1's comfort, soundstage and comparative warmth but I felt that it lacked far too much resolution and transparency compared to my electrostatic rig (even to the SR009, let alone the HE90) to even be seen in...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Deleted - double post.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Are you using the hard USB connector between the microrendu and DAVE? The hardness and brightness disappeared once I replaced that with the short Curious USB recent link cable. Made a huge difference. FYI I am also using the LPS-1.
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    REVIEW: Comparison of 5 High End Digital Music Servers - Aurender N10, CAD CAT server, TotalDac d1-Server, Auralic Aries, Audiophile Vortex Box

    This is quite interesting. I would have thought that the isolation of the ethernet network means that upgrading the server and its power supply would produce no audible improvements. Is there anyone who has information to share on this?
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