Recent content by MarkusBarkus
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    ...the "Triple By-pass" port is very clean. Nice!
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    Watts Up...?

    ...this is one of the scariest posts I've ever read. Subjectively speaking, of course.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    ...batteries get good reviews, even from the creator fella.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    ...similarly, I preferred the Qutest on a Farad3 vs. stock. HMS too, come to think of it. Heresy! Wait, that's a speaker...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    I recognize your comment may be categorized as "advice" as requested, but how is that helpful to a fella that predicated the request with the fact that he has already decided to pursue the DC4 pathway? Have you heard the Dave on a DC4 and just not preferred it? Or with a Gaia by-passing the...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    It can be fun to fantasize about new products, but while I can agree that the Dave can sound better than some other high-end dacs, that is not uniformly true, in my experience. In its stock form, Dave (to me) is good. Add an MScaler and it's different, maybe better. Bypass the Amanero USB bloat...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    FWIW as food for thought, I have three dedicated lines for the audio system. One line is for the network gear, call it Phase A. Routers, switches, modems. Phase B has audio gear, two lines. Server and dac are on a 12 gauge (AWG) Romex line, 20 amp breaker. All other gear is on a 10 gauge...
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    An exploration of Chord DAVE, MScaler, Qutest, and Holo May, HQPlayer

    I do not use HQ, but read the interesting and informative HQ threads on AS. "Miska" seems very responsive to customers, questions, etc. Might be worth your time to check one of those threads...
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    ...maybe I should raise the price on my HMS classified: $3,450.00 USD. $3,999.00 USD for HMS *and* Farad3 with upgrades.
  10. Farad3 15v PS

    This F3 was purchased new (June 2020) to use with the HMS. It is a fantastic addition and an improvement over the OEM SMPS, in my experience. Farad3 w/Level2 cable (copper), Furutech AC inlet, HiFiTuning Supreme fuse. Buyer pays Paypal fee and shipping, please. Thanks for looking.
  11. MScaler

    I purchased this HMS new in summer of 2020, from an authorized dealer. As if new condition. Factory packaging. I am selling this gear *only* because I no longer upsample via hardware and it's dopey to keep such great gear on a shelf. Lucky you! Buyer pays Paypal fee and shipping, please...
  12. Wave Stream Cables

    These are terrific cables! I bought them new last September. As you can see in other classifieds, I am selling my MScaler, so these cables are not needed. CONUS only. Buyer pays shipping and PP fees, please. Nick says: "Following the success of the STORM Reference dual BNC cables the...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    I had some digital gear plugged into the 1000 for a while. I thought it was useful to offer outlet options for multiple components, fed by a dedicated circuit. I moved the 1000 into the network closet and all related components are plugged into the 1000, fed by a separate dedicated circuit, on...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    I converted my toaster to DC so I could add another DC4. I love 'em and don't knock it 'til you've tried my toast. Darker background, crunchier crunch. But really...the DC4 on Dave is "flippy baby," as Elvis would have said...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    No idea what the Cost of Goods is for these products, or their real margins, but there is also a scale issue: that is economy of scale. How many units are sold by these high-end manufacturers? Likely "lower-level" product numbers fund the flagships. And @RustyGates has a point re: costs being...
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