CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE
Jan 6, 2022 at 1:07 AM Post #18,721 of 20,858

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Enough with your nonsense. @Ciggavelli has a DC4, you do not. You are not hearing what he's hearing.The stock DAVE cannot drive susvara to its full potential. Yes we know you hate holo audio and go out of your way to crap on it as much as possible every opportunity given. You need to be banned from all audio groups and forums.
Wow you're doubling down coz you got burned. Hehe.
 
Jan 6, 2022 at 2:12 AM Post #18,722 of 20,858

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The farad super 3 lps solution for the dave will be out on the market next month for around 3k, final version is made and tested up coming weeks. Probably same results for 1/3 of the price. Testing it now for the last month and it is amazing. New dc inlets are ready. Made them last week.
Cant wait.
 
Jan 6, 2022 at 2:17 AM Post #18,723 of 20,858

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The farad super 3 lps solution for the dave will be out on the market next month for around 3k, final version is made and tested up coming weeks. Probably same results for 1/3 of the price. Testing it now for the last month and it is amazing. New dc inlets are ready. Made them last week.
Should we infer from your picture that this solution will entail three separate units stacked together each with its own power cord?
 
Jan 6, 2022 at 2:43 AM Post #18,724 of 20,858

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Yes but im my setup i use one power ac connecter. Did not want to use three spots did not have that room
 
Jan 6, 2022 at 3:07 AM Post #18,725 of 20,858

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The farad super 3 lps solution for the dave will be out on the market next month for around 3k, final version is made and tested up coming weeks. Probably same results for 1/3 of the price. Testing it now for the last month and it is amazing. New dc inlets are ready. Made them last week.
That is good progress. What you and Mattijs are doing for the Dave is really interesting and clever. A lower priced power supply for the Dave is such a good idea. I really hope I get to hear this.

In my second system I used the Farad Super3 to power my Qutest and I must say I loved the sound of the combination having tried many other LPS before settling on the Super3. A few months ago I swopped in a DC4 to power the Qutest (I just used the 5V output from my Dave DC4) and it really was an ‘Oh, My Goodness. Wow!’ moment compared to the Super3. I even felt the combined DC4 + Qutest cost was a viable alternative to DACs of the same total price. Unfortunately I sold the Qutest before the latest ARC6 version of the DC4 was available so could not repeat the test with that.
 
Jan 6, 2022 at 9:08 AM Post #18,728 of 20,858

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This week gonna upgrade my test set with rodium inlets and these new purple fuses en changing some connector. This will be the full options version. Always been hesitant of the impact of fuses. In my early days was design engineer for littlefuse netherlands did alot of physical tests and calculation on degredation of fuses but back than never linked it to sound quality. Eager to hear the effect on that.

Personaly would elimante the fuse totally but for consumers thats not an option.
 
Jan 6, 2022 at 9:11 AM Post #18,729 of 20,858

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This week gonna upgrade my test set with rodium inlets and these new purple fuses en changing some connector. This will be the full options version. Always been hesitant of the impact of fuses. In my early days was design engineer for littlefuse netherlands did alot of physical tests and calculation on degredation of fuses but back than never linked it to sound quality. Eager to hear the effect on that.

Personaly would elimante the fuse totally but for consumers thats not an option.
Planning to take out the fuse on the hypsos and use quality inlets. It couldnt beat a sub 150usd sparkos psu which I didn't incorporate a fuse on.
 
Jan 6, 2022 at 9:15 AM Post #18,730 of 20,858

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Also had the hypsos on my tt2 when getting the dave it was not needed any more but was a fine lps and handy with the variable voltages.
 
Jan 6, 2022 at 9:49 AM Post #18,732 of 20,858

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Got a few pages of review for you, just in the middle of the test and finalizing phase of the setup. Basicly the same improvements as the dc4 but not compared them. Gonna do that this year for sure with nick. Can pm you the whole review.
 
Jan 6, 2022 at 9:54 AM Post #18,733 of 20,858

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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 virus, type of argument…
 
Jan 6, 2022 at 10:03 AM Post #18,734 of 20,858

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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 virus, type of argument…
Absolutely true, was waiting till someone adressed it. Also regarding the design of the dave what determens the output wattage not the lps or smpt supply these only add or take away noise and or ripple etc….
 
Jan 6, 2022 at 10:07 AM Post #18,735 of 20,858

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Not to drift too far into a sound science forum topic but perhaps us as listeners hone/change/mature our abilities and when we return to chains we've dismissed in the past it becomes enlightening. Back to our regularly scheduled bedlam.
 

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