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I have tried Chord Dave possibility pair with my portable source / Daps

Source :
Iphone 5 s
Sony ZX2
VentureCraft Valog SounDroid

dac Amp :
Chord Dave

Sound Quality :

the best SQ use Valog
Use: Optical
it can play 24 / 192KHz on Valog is the same on Chord Dave

the second Best Iphone 5 S
Use USB
wav 16 /44,1 KHz
surprisingly play in high rate 353,8 KHz

third Best Sony ZX2
Use USB
i play Native DSD
on Dave show only 176,8 KHz

Anyone can help me please

Why on iphone 5 s came out on Dave display
353,8 KHz ?
I use WAV 16bit /44,1KHz
I use Muisc Player Kaisertone
Via USB connection

On Sony ZX2
I play Native DSD
On Dave display only 176,8 KHz
Why Sony can not Play DSD via USB

I have tested use Iphone 6 s Rose Gold
The same music file WAV 16bit / 44,1 KHz
On Dave came out 44,1 KHz
I use Kaisertone

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.

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

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

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@Paul - iBasso can I order a RHCP signed / limited edition DX200 please?
A signed by 'The Dude' himself DX200 also would be very nice
 
 
 
that gives me an idea...
 
 
Maybe Chord could do a Special Edition Chord DAVE, signed by Rob, John, Matt, and
 
 
 
Power DAC, a DAC with an output stage powerful enough to drive speakers directly.

That sounds like a killer DAC called Super DAVE
 
 
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On a more serious note, have any of our wealthy members tried DAVE in a multiple-DAC configuration, for multi-channel sound reproduction?
 
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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
 
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One thing is for sure: you do have a lot of imagination
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.
 
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You should change the device selection from Hugo TT to Dave from tools > options > audio > audio device and select the Dave device
 
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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.
 
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Any one feeling that Win8.0 pro is a much better syetem than the Win10 for the usb dac like DAVE?
 
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  Any one feeling that Win8.0 pro is a much better syetem than the Win10 for the usb dac like DAVE?
 
Anything is better than Win 10.
 
I'd take XP or Win 7 over Win 10 (and over Win 8, too), any day.
 
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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.
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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thanks mython. actually the problem is that the opera mini browser on android does not somehow shows the edit option and most of the time i have to access the forum through mobile phone ! 
 
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