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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Your thoughts mirror mine perfectly. Optical on its own is not a panacea, Ime it needs some optimizations to sound it’s best. For anyone who thinks otherwise, trying opening a few chrome tabs, edit and render some videos, and you should hear a change in SQ. It will sound brighter more times...
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    It's sort of a grey area if you know what I mean. if it helps, think of it as a little white lie:k701smile: Not everyone haggles when buying audio gear, but those that do usually end up with a better price ;)
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    Chord sets up an MSRP, dealers sell at or below the MSRP depending on the dealer and product in question.
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    Watts Up...?

    Yes, but isn't the whole point of 1Million WTA taps to reduce timing errors present in the original recording? Rob's ADC presumably won't have these timing errors. Which is why I'm curious..
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    Watts Up...?

    Question for you Rob: If you record a musical piece at 768khz using your ADC and play it back on a Dave, would that make an M Scaler in the chain largely redundant or would there still be any benefit?
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I'm gonna give Qobuz a shot I'm sick of Tidal pulling licensing agreements and making a quarter of my playlists unplayable.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    https://soundiiz.com/tutorial/qobuz-to-tidal
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Sadly it cannot be driven from a standard power bank, you would need to use a 36v battery and most portable ones top out around 24v. Monoprice was originally planning on making it into a battery powered amp at a higher price point but things changed along the way.
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    I can't really think of another portable amp except maybe the Wa8 Eclipse but that's more transportable than portable. ALO CDM is another option but both are more than twice the price of Mojo. The liquid spark should sound and pair well with the headphones you listed above.
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    If you are keen on getting an amp I recommend the Liquid Spark, it makes the Mojo sound similar to the TT and adds a nice sweet tone without really giving up much at all. It’s really there just to add spice because for the majority of headphones an additional amp isn’t really needed. But since...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Hello Christer and others, from experience I have found that not all power banks sound the same, some sound more smooth and rich than others. After trying half a dozen I had at hand I would like to recommend my favorite so far...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Great post, thanks Christer :beerchug: I’m glad you found something that seems to have finally satisfied you.
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    So Christer, do you feel the Qutest M Scaled now equals or exceeds the musicality of Vinyl that you were accustomed to before?
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    Chromecast audio - can anyone comment on sound quality?

    Thanks for the info on the CCA, it was a good refresher; I have read Amirs review of the CCA previously as it was of interest to me. I'm well aware of its early limitations as well but for the price of entry, it really offers a lot. Btw, my impressions are purely subjective so take them with a...
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    Chromecast audio - can anyone comment on sound quality?

    How does this modification improve the sound? What differences are you hearing? I'm using a better-shielded cable than the stock one but the stock one isn't half bad either.
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