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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    In case anyone would like to have a very well respected DAC designers take on the stealth, I would say this is about as glowing as it gets. Makes me want to purchase a pair blind!
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    It is already basically the line out with the way Rob designs his DACs. Think of the Mojo’s 3.5mm output as other DAC’s analogue output. Why have an optical digital output on a Digital to Analogue Converter? There would be no point of spending money on the Mojo then.
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    Audeze LCD-5 Review, Measurements, Interview

    A gunshot‘s initial sound lasts milliseconds, and I don’t like my music as loud as a gunshot on dynamic peaks. That’s my preference and not anything to do with the reason I posted the graph from @Torq. Yours, and others, preferences may be different.
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    It is, but to stack another device, if, say, wanting to move it around the house, the volume control and remote solution is not the first world issue I’m talking about. Plainly, the Mojo line has a better flat top for stacking and attaching devices. Not much else to be said.
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Agreed! Also, the Mojo’s form factor is much easier to attach a source to than the Hugo line given the differences in shape. Mostly it’s the Hugo2’s volume control and window on the top that makes it a challenge to keep a source conveniently attached.
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    I don’t have the Mojo2, but I do own the Mojo1 and the Audeze LCD-XC, so I might be able to help a bit. The Mojo1 has more than enough power for the LCD-XC from both a Voltage and Current delivery perspective, that is undeniable. The Mojo2 would be quite capable based on the specs. The real...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Do not drive headphones from the DAVE’s xlr out, there is not enough current.
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Here is a search for @Rob Watts posts regarding crossfeed: https://www.head-fi.org/search/8418169/?q=Crossfeed&c%5Busers%5D=Rob+Watts&o=relevance
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Line mode on the Mojo has always been simply a shortcut to a volume preset, nothing more. You always had the ability to lower the volume 4 clicks from ‘line mode’ to output around 1.9V with the Mojo1. No hardware was ever bypassed in line mode with the Mojo1 and the same goes for Mojo2. Again...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    I realize why there is so much discussion about the Poly concerning the Mojo2, but it seems like a lot of the conversation specific to the Poly pros and cons could go to the poly thread.
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Been through a couple R2R DACs, a couple chip based DACs, a few amplifiers, and various older DAPs. I now just have a source AK240 DAP, Mojo, Hugo2, DAVE, and the LAu amp.
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Probably the midi audio controller on the mac is set to 44.1, or apple music is not set to hi-rez.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    For parasites and at a specific dose, lol. An example of misunderstanding the application. Antibiotics are also prescribed far too often for viruses as well, but they will have no effect on a virus, go figure! The key to my post was “It’s correlation, not causation", which was relevant to the...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    You aren’t changing the total power output of the DAVE, that’s not possible unless you replace the analogue output stage of the DAVE. You may be hearing a cleaner background, or some other change with the DC4 (I can’t say as I haven’t heard it), but you are not changing the power output of the...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Adding a power supply to the DAVE will not increase the power output of the DAVE. I wish people will realize that more bass is not exclusively the domain of more power. It’s correlation, not causation. Reminds me of a certain situation with a horse parasite treatment and a certain pandemic...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Dan Clark (Stealth designer) likes his Stealth with theHugo2, so the DAVE should drive it fine.
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    Watts Up...?

    I know what you are thinking, but the Qutest is already fundamentally designed the same way the DAVE is, just without the ability to control the digital volume and without a headphone jack, and less Pulse Array elements, less TAPs in the WTA filter, and a less sophisticated noise shaper on the...
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Only if you aren’t listening at the same volume level. More accurately, it has more potential to play louder. DAVE will play at ear damaging levels. If listening at the same volume at the transducer, they will output the exact same power.
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    I don’t know the specs of the Centrance, but I suspect it is Current limited at lower Ohms. Chord gear isn’t. I can’t remember exactly, but I believe the DAVE delivers 2W @ 8 Ohms. So no, the power delivery doesn’t decrease with lower impedance load like the Centrance M8v2. Not all audio gear is...
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    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC - Official Thread

    There is also the discrete Power Pulse Array DAC invented by Rob Watts, on top of the digital filters with the WTA algorithm.
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    Watts Up...?

    The most common misconception about Rob’s designs is that there is a separate analogue section. No. The analogue section is tied directly to the output of the Pulse Array DAC and can’t be bypassed or used as a separate component… because it isn’t a separate component, hence the excellent digital...
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    @sm60 Please see this quote from Rob, or search for "digital truncation" quotes by @Rob Watts
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    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    You can always try without EQ. Myself and many others use the i4 and enjoy it with any EQ. Despite what some insist, EQ is a choice and not a requirement for the i4 to sound ‘good’.
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