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CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by magiccabbage, May 14, 2015.
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  1. x RELIC x Contributor

    Likely the Kaisertone music app on the 5S is set to upsample and not sending a bit perfect signal to the Dave. The same app on the iPhone 6S is not upsampling before it sends the signal out. Try to see if there is a setting difference between the 5S and the 6S in the app.

    The Sony simply does not play DSD natively over USB and converts to 176.4 PCM (actually, I think the Sony converts DSD to PCM internally as well).

    If you aren't getting the expected sampling rate displayed then the issue is from the source as the Dave just shows what it's receiving.
     
  2. ecwl
    Also, I was looking at the pictures you took. I think most of us prefers to have the HF filter ON all the time. And is there a reason why you've inverted the phase for all your music playback? Normal correct phase is Positive. Finally, if you're listening to PCM, you should set the DAC to PCM plus because that uses 176,000 taps for PCM music. If you set the DAC to DSD plus while playing PCM music, it still plays the PCM music in the exact same way except it uses only 88,000 taps so you're not getting optimal performance from Chord DAVE. If you're playing DSD, that's when you should set the DAC to DSD plus.
     
  3. x RELIC x Contributor

    Correction - 164,000 Taps for PCM+ or 82,000 for DSD+.

    http://www.head-fi.org/t/766517/chord-electronics-dave/765#post_12102337

    :beerchug:
     
  4. Mython Contributor
     
     
    that gives me an idea...
     
     
    Maybe Chord could do a Special Edition Chord DAVE, signed by Rob, John, Matt, and
     
     
     
     
    [​IMG] 
     
  5. Mython Contributor
    On a more serious note, have any of our wealthy members tried DAVE in a multiple-DAC configuration, for multi-channel sound reproduction?
     
  6. t258jgn
    Can anyone tell me the settings in JRiver?
     
    Previously using Chord Hugo TT but after changed to DAVE with the same settings, seemed there're some distortions in the music
     
  7. TheAttorney
    You ain't seen nothing yet :xf_eek:)
     
    But on to more serious matters, here are my initial impressions of the KE washing machine pads and how they affected DAVE:
          http://www.head-fi.org/t/693686/great-bargain-isolation-discovery/15#post_12695813
     
    Edit: To put this into perspective, I'd say the KE pad effect on SQ were more obvious than my impressions of optical cable differences, but both I'd class as incremental - compared to the microRendu that arrived this weekend, which shows great promise of being a step change improvement.
     
  8. onsionsi
    You should change the device selection from Hugo TT to Dave from tools > options > audio > audio device and select the Dave device
     
  9. Crgreen
    And make sure you've installed the Dave driver. It might be the same, but when I upgraded from the Hugo I uninstalled the old driver and installed the new one. I'm using JRiver with JPlay.
     
  10. yamuling
    Any one feeling that Win8.0 pro is a much better syetem than the Win10 for the usb dac like DAVE?
     
  11. Mython Contributor
     
    Anything is better than Win 10.
     
    I'd take XP or Win 7 over Win 10 (and over Win 8, too), any day.
     
  12. Crgreen
    For the purposes of music playback, I'm not sure if there are significant differences. I have Win 8.1 on my hi-fi laptop, which is soley used for such purposes from external drives to which music files are copied over the network. I use kernel streaming with JPlay and Chord's steaming service driver, bypassing a lot of Windows features. For other setups it different versions might make a difference. I'd be interested to hear.
     
  13. rgs9200m
    So t258jgn, any comments on the Hugo TT vs. the DAVE would be welcome. Thanks in advance!
    (Just for the record on the comment right above about Win10, My Hugo TT is Awesome with Windows 10 with no problems and super sonics, so I personally don't agree with this. I use Jriver and Tidal. I have a Puget Custom Computers Serenity desktop
    with a mid-speed core i7 that is about 5 to 6 years old which has not been upgraded. All of my music files are stored on internal and external solid state drives. And this is not a dedicated machine for music or audio.)
     
  14. TSAVJason
    For those of you that would like to get more aquatinted with CHORD products and in SoCal we are having a meet that includes CHORD products up to the DAVE. At The Source AV in Torrance Ca. Saturday July 9th 10am - 5pm
     
    The Source AV TSAVJason Stay updated on The Source AV at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
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  15. rkt31
     
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