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  1. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    Hi Ragnay-BY These issues with DSD playback also exists on Linux OS with both 2Qute and Hugo2 DAC's. I have tried virtual everything with both ARM and Intel based setup and a tons of different Linux kernels. Please take a look on this thread on diyaudio.com ...
  2. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    I have tried 10+ different Linux kernels and distrubution, 4 different PC/Laptops and yes Chord has dropout on DSD (2Qute). This is not serious tested under Linux. So I can understand your frustration.
  3. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

    I really can't tell you. Hugo2 is a really fine Dac. I'm so lucky I can borrow it time to time. If I was a headphone guy I think this would be the Dac.
  4. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

    Could be the fact that I remove the Switch Mode Power Supply from the Power Outlet. Actually I haven't heard the Hugo2 yet without Power Supply. How can 10 ferrites on the USB cable change the sound quality as much as It does ???.
  5. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

    As wrote before I never will use headphones and I don't need the portability of my Dac, so these features on the Hugo2 is unnecessary for me. If you only need a "Desktop" Dac, I think the price difference would be better spend on a better streaming setup, And if it matters in my cause It did a...
  6. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

    Right now I have the 2Qute and a friend of mine has the Hugo2, which I have borrowed until the start of 2018. In my setup their is a difference, but I don't think it's enough to justify the upgrade.
  7. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics - Blu Mk. 2 - The Official Thread

    Waiting on my ferrite cores to come. Bought them on ebay. Got 40 for 19 $$$.. China Dealer. Mine is the TDK ZCAT1518-0730 Mouser : https://www.mouser.dk/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=ZCAT1518-0730 Data : http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/400/e9a15_zcat-13869.pdf Thanks Jawed for your review of the...
  8. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics - Blu Mk. 2 - The Official Thread

    Do your extended use of ferrites on your USB kabel, also improved stability (skips hiccups etc) or is it "only the sound quality" ?? It's quite interesting as I as a happy amateur had build a couple of tubes amps (4P1L 2A3) and when I added Chokes in my Power Supplies and starting using Split...
  9. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics - Blu Mk. 2 - The Official Thread

    Chords DAC (I have the 2qute) and I have evaluated the (Hugo2) is absolutely not trivial to setup up for flawless operation under linux. The problems starts when playing DSD, never have issues with PCM at all. But that said, You can If you have the skills make it work and get great results...
  10. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

    Hugo2 have more mids, but on my setup 100% tubes the mids and tops are too soft sounding. Like you never get burned if you play with real fire. For instance violins (a lots in Mahler) is just to nice for me. Will properly be different in Solid State setup but not on my tubes. I need to be a...
  11. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

    Hi. As a person who find the 2qute better suited in my retro setup 4P1L-2A3-Tannoy HPD-385 (425 liter) than the borrowed Hugo2, which I haven't used for 2 days, I'll just say welcome to the magic of this DAC. I'm taking a insane stress test right now, playing all the Mahler Symphonies 1-9 in a...
  12. michaelvv

    Chord Electronics 2Qute DAC announced

    Hi..   Anyone having success playing from linux mpd over dop.   I'm using an oDroid C1+ and running archphile with all new patches and every now and then the music paused for 1-2 secs.   I can play any other sampling rates up to 354Khz without any problems.   The Developer have asked my...
  13. michaelvv

    The Opamp thread

      Hi SpudHarris...   Saw your excellent collections of op Amps on a previous post...   I just tried the LT1028ACN8, which I'm complete in love with :-)   Have you tried this, and If so, do you have some suggestion for improvements if you just like LT1028ACN8...   /Thanks Michael.
  14. michaelvv

    Audio-gd DAC 3SE - Arrival!

    Quote: Originally Posted by Choochoo Am waiting for my DAC3DV to arrive (don't want to spend money on Ref1). But judging from the demo unit, DAC3DV is a satisfying upgrade from DAC19MK3. I'am the so happy owner of this dac, and it plays fantastic. I bought it used from bastet on...
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