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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    ...this is an excellent example of how products evolve and new opportunities grow for businesses and consumers. I have previously posted comments that gently push-back against folks that think it is absurd or inappropriate to add external power supplies to the Dave. My perspective was/is...
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    Feedback by 'MarkusBarkus' on listing 'Wave Stream Cables'

    It was a pleasure to work a sale with @nwavesailor for the Wave BNC cables. After a couple of questions, it was all smooth sailing with NWave!
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I agree with this, but the reflection from behind the speakers is not uniform across all speakers. I currently have a mix of adsorption and diffusion there. I have tried extensively with dead and live walls. Dead did not sound "right" to me. I need something coming from back there. I do "trap"...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    ...Wave streams for 700 bucks, just lowered price today..
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    ...sometimes (almost always, actually) you learn things after the release of a software or hardware product. Users are doing things QA sweeps didn't envision. And goofs (my camp) take things apart, or develop ancillary devices, submerge it in banana cream...it's endless. Sometimes there's an...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    ...this isn't a couple of fellas with a jeweler's screwdriver sketching out ideas on a bar napkin and tinkering around. The people who engineer the changes have skills and knowledge too. And BTW, people modifying things is how we learn. If folks want to post fan-mail about how pretty their...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    @edwardsean I used the MScaler with Dave for 6-8 months, including with the Phoenix, which is a very nice piece. I also had the SRC box here and tested dual BNC with and without the MScaler. I also tried PGGB processing before it went public. For me, I settled on no upsampling sounding best in...
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    Watts Up...?

    ...to further muddy the waters: I wrote to Chord a year or so back to ask about dual BNC length before a purchase, and the reply was they did not care about length. As long as required to mate the gear. So, I bought a set of .75m cables for convenience/neatness, which I later replaced...with...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    A new Qutest-related product...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    ...if you like this interplay and style for testing, I can recommend Yaponske Kino by the Dakh Daughters, from the "Air" album. Some very interesting bass and string lines therein. Cheers...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Many years ago "we" had a dealer (not audio products) whose website was scraped and recreated, including an ecomm workflow. You had to look carefully to see the URLs and redirects. They too offered products at crazy prices. If they offered pricing at closer-to-reality pricing, you would...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    ...on the other hand: How do you think new products are developed? Some people buy what others sell. That's great. And happy listening. Some people buy (or make) something and think: What if... Luckily, there are still a few tinkerers around, otherwise we'd have to listen to Ogg banging rib...
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    ...I am considering this very scenario: MScaler or solo Dave. I have had an MScaler for about a year. Previous tests with and without were clear: with HMS there was more sizzle *and* more steak. After about six weeks without HMS in the flow, I put it back yesterday. So far, it's a close call...
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    Expensive Hobbies (From the Hugo M Scaler thread)

    ...typically, one doesn't buy an expensive watch for accuracy. A cheap quartz, long term, is "better." Likewise, if you just want music, you could buy a cheap radio. People who design, build and sell expensive cars, watches, clothes, hifis...well they all have families to feed. Including the...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Yes, The Cable Company and Music Direct have return policies that allow for testing at home, but you need to read the policy details as it may involve restocking fees or credit against future purchases.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    ...probably true @Ragnar-BY unless you can arrange a demo version. This lack of demos is an issue in this hobby.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    @Sampajanna are you using Omega directly into Dave? I cannot recall if you are using PGGB upsampling and/or by-passing Amanero workflow. BTW: I do not have Everest (I use PI Audio product) but agree on the other three bullet points...
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    ...just FYI you can use a single BNC output with the SRC-DX. Double is not required for functionality, only to accommodate the higher rate files, if used. I have been using a single BNC into Dave as part of my testing to by-pass the Amanero USB portion. Very nice.
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    ...wouldn't that door swing both ways? Is *any* designer or product so perfect that it/he cannot be challenged?
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    ...the PGGB group is *very* pro-Chord. Unfailingly trying to extract as much Rob Watts "love" as there is to extract from Chord dacs.
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    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    ...but there is no way to remotely update code on HMS, right?
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