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  1. TheAttorney

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    No it's not an adjustment. I said it's worth measuring just in case. But in practice of a number of different new and vintage tube swaps, absolutely none of them required me to make any adjustments - i.e. after a couple of hours warm up, all of them ended up within a single digit volt reading...
  2. TheAttorney

    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    It's better not to guess. The short answer is that you do not need to make any bias adjustments after a BHSE tube change, but it's worthwhile to measure with a multimeter just in case one of the new tubes is faulty or way out of spec. And wait at least 1 hour's warm up before measuring. There's...
  3. TheAttorney

    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    I guess that's possible. Removing the cloth from the SE pad will remove one point of failure, especially where glue is concerned. I haven't had a HUPS issue since upgrading to SE, although it's early days yet - my V2 pads lasted about a year before they got the HUPS. Well, I haven't been...
  4. TheAttorney

    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    When you send them in, try to keep the pads if you can - a spare pair will come in handy should you later suffer the HUPS issue. When I sent my SE in, I was told to hang onto the pads/cables/box/manual. In return I received a brand new boxed SE, with pads, but no cables or manual. Current...
  5. TheAttorney

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    From memory, I measured HMS power draw to be 18W AC. This broadly translates to 1.2A at 15V DC. But there's usually an advantage in having some spare capacity in the p/s. RFI affects all settings on all components, not just Chord products. We just happen to be talking about it a lot on this...
  6. TheAttorney

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I don't own a Blu2, so I can't answer your main question, but I was surprised that you ever used AV to control DAVE because I've only ever used HIFI for DAVE's standby and all other functions like volume. But I've just tried now and have discovered that... I can activate/deactivate DAVE standby...
  7. TheAttorney

    dCS Bartok

    And a day of reading your posts has also taken its toll. Please can you add a space after each punctuation mark - it's almost as irritating as your attitude.
  8. TheAttorney

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I know, but my question related to reducing spaghetti - for those people who don't want to have a network between their music player and DAC. Many people at AS have shown that adding a reclocker downstream of an Endpoint can further improve SQ. But wouldn't it be great if the reclocker is so...
  9. TheAttorney

    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    I dug out this old post below from Articnoise. I didn't fully get it at the time, but I think I do now - and it relates to recent discussions about whether or not the HEK's are thin/light. Moving the HEK back and forth does change the soundstage (more than anything else for me), and I agree...
  10. TheAttorney

    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    I think Roon's crossfeed does indeed lose transparency, but I would give it a much lower score than 98%. I'm not impressed with the SQ aspects of Roon's DSP in general - especially the volume control and auto levelling, so it's a general Roon DSP issue rather than specific to crossfeed. All in...
  11. TheAttorney

    FS: Matched Tubes for BHSE

    Sorry no, everything has now been sold bar the Shuguang Premium Treasures.
  12. TheAttorney

    Hifiman HE1000-SE

    ed I think those mods originally related to HEK V1. For V2, Maxx moved on to the Fellian port mod, which is a completely different mod, and which I can confirm worked well for my V2's. Unless you've specifically tried these original mods on a true V2 model (not a V1 with V2 pads), then I...
  13. TheAttorney

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I'm not against SMPS per se - They can be smaller, lighter and more effcient. A good SMPS can be better than some LPS. And I'm sure the Chord ones have been expertly and carefully designed to minimise the usual downsides of SMPS technology. But there are so many variables here, that I let my ear...
  14. TheAttorney

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    In a few weeks, I'm aiming to publish the results of a variety of tweaks I've been trying, so I won't steal my own thunder at this point. In the meantime, I'll later PM you with the DC cable details. It's a DIY-only job, but somehow I have this feeling that you're no stranger to making your own...
  15. TheAttorney

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    You can't escape that easily :). Cables also affect every non-Chord component I've ever tried. You can choose to ignore it, but "cable debacles" are always there whether you like it or not. We just happen to be talking a lot about them on this thread. Well, I agree with your second point. But...
  16. TheAttorney

    REVIEW: Comparison of 5 High End Digital Music Servers - Aurender N10, CAD CAT server, TotalDac d1-Server, Auralic Aries, Audiophile Vortex Box

    It's good to see you return to the thread that you started so long ago :). Presumably for just a brief visit to confirm what will most likely be your final server - well, at least for a while. It's a shame the Extreme is so big and heavy. And I read that it consumes about 330W of power. Do you...
  17. TheAttorney

    TOTL disappointments

    Too ugly, too heavy and too fiddly to adjust. And it would be nice if they could be a bit more efficient. Apart from that, they sound great :)
  18. TheAttorney

    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    I find it strange that one can have too much filtering on a 50/60hz cable. My Alpha NR (and all other power cords) are connected to an Audience TSSOX power conditioner, and there was no loss in dynamics/energy when replacing my (mostly unfiltered) Clearer Audio cord with the heavily filtered NR...
  19. TheAttorney

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    The Blue light (around 176khz output) should work on any single cable and is more than enough to give a flavour of what the HMS can do. If you get the blue light, but still can't notice the difference against red light (pass through), then try a better cable (from HMS to DAC). If there's no...
  20. TheAttorney

    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    I had an Alpha NR and smaller brother Delta NR on loan to compare against my existing Clearer Audio (£400-ish) into DAVE. I wasn't sure the Delta was a significant enough improvement over existing, but the Alpha was, so I bought it. However, it's rather pricey, and I feel that I've had better...
  21. TheAttorney

    Toxic Cables - Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Was your SW22 the V1 or V2 version? Because the V2 version, introduced mid 2017, is very flexible - more flexible than the much thinner SP I had previosly bought. I wrote a mini-review on the SW22 here: https://www.head-fi.org/f/threads/hifiman-he1000-planar-dynamic-headphone.748334/page-628...
  22. TheAttorney

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    To clarify the recent audiobacon/light confusion.... Blue is 0.25M taps (176.4 kHz) White is 0.5M taps (352.8 kHz) with single BNC White is 1M taps (705.6 kHz) with dual BNC Audibacon prefered Blue in some circumstances as an alternative, warmer. presentation to Dual White, but he wasn't...
  23. TheAttorney

    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Agreed. to the point I can no longer listen to headphones unless CF is enabled, unless I'm listening to near-monophonic recordings. I also tried Roon's CF and also noticed a loss of transparency. Regarding the increasing smoothness as one increases Dave's CF, I've always felt there were 3...
  24. TheAttorney

    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Exactly! Regarding S/W updates, PS Audio design their products such that customers can download updates with no fuss. And updates are regularly available. I think Chord took the "right first time" approach, so no provisions were made for easy s/w update, so I'm not expecting anything here any...
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