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CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by magiccabbage, May 14, 2015.
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  1. paul2qute
    Lol that's my headphones mate, not a speck of dust on them, Mrs said 50 quid for Christmas
     
  2. Crgreen
    Well, look at this way: the new couches will provide valuable acoustic damping, unless you only listen on dust free headphones.

    50 quid? That’s why you need to speak to Santa. Get her to take you to see him at a department store nearer the date. It’s got to be worth a try.

    Like the table by the way.
     
  3. miketlse
    Look on the bright side. When you have the head-fi meet at your home in october, at least everyone will have a seat, whilst they listen to your TT2. :wink::grin:
     
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  4. paul2qute
    I love listening to speakers as well so yes acoustic damping lol
     
  5. paul2qute
    Lol good idea, 5 quid a ticket, free drinks and I'll do a presentation of how the hugo TT 2 works, that will pay for my M scaler, mate your well smarter than you look great idea lol.I'll spend an hour talking about the noise shaper
     
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  6. auricgoldfinger
    At least she let you keep your gear in the room. :astonished:
     
  7. paul2qute
    It's nice mixing with the elite in here
     
  8. paul2qute
    She did want me to get rid of it and have a little portable hi-fi system so it looked neater, told her your the most important thing in my life.. .after my hi-fi
     
  9. paul2qute
    If I use my chord hugo TT 2 with the M scaler and using the hugo TT 2 as dac only not as a pre amp and it went through my Arcam avr850 would I still hear the benefits?
     
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  10. ecwl
    Hmmm... I think you'd be better off getting Qutest. First, you'd have to not use Dirac from Arcam and Pure Direct stereo audio, or else, you're just using the Arcam DAC rather than the Chord DAC. Second, you're at the mercy of the Arcam preamp so the additional resolution or transparency from TT2 over Hugo 2/Qutest would probably (not definitely) lost. But yes, you'd hear an improvement of the Qutest through Arcam with and without M Scaler. I don't think it'll be subtle at all.
     
  11. miketlse
    I cannot be certain, what speakers do you use?

    The reason that I ask is that I sometimes use the Mojo or Hugo 2 to drive an arcam solo neo amp, to drive my Focal Aria 936 speakers.
    Arcam, along with Naim and Anthem, are reviewed as being good partners for Focal Speakers.
    I find the neo, leaves something to be desired compared to headphones - some of the detail is missing. Partly this is not surprising, because speakers are widely regarded as being less revealing than headphones.
    The interesting thing for me would be trying to drive the speakers direct from the TT2, because that would represent the most revealing sound that you could get.
    Your AVR would then be performing the role of source to your MScaler or TT2.
     
  12. paul2qute
    Your spot on, I've got my rca cables connected to the Arcam direct, by pass the dac in the Arcam and the Arcam is 4500 grand so I'm hoping it will show what the chord can do without to much sacrifice, I know it's not ideal.If I don't benefit then I've still got my headphones that is gonna give me pure bliss
     
  13. paul2qute
    Sorry mate don't understand the last bit, if I used my hugo TT 2 direct to speakers that would be the best but I love my Rel sub that cost me 2 grand so couldn't handle not using that as well, Arcam as a source confused me.My laptop is my source
     
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  14. miketlse
    My confusion, I was thinking with all those inputs to the AVR, that you could use it as a network streamer, and feed a digital output to the MScaler, which would then feed the TT2 dac.
    Could you use the RCA outputs from the TT2 to drive your stereo speakers, and the balanced outputs to drive your sub (or vice versa)?
     
  15. paul2qute
    I couldn't mate,my Rel sub is connected to the stereo outputs of the left and right speakers for purist sound,with that neutronc socket lol can't spell it.Mate it doesn't have balanced connections on the Arcam
     
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