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Now who's the smart arse
M scaler to Dave and Hugo TT 2 by coaxial only,twin bnc
Only other ones on my list would be going from 20 pulse element arrays to something like 32 (like the Davina), and the power supply (higher current capacity, quieter, etc) I am very keen to hear the TT2 to get a better sense of what kind of impact the super caps will have on dynamics and transients (vs DAVE and vs Hugo2).
Also, potentially a proprietary optical interconnect scheme that can handle mScaler data rates with perfect electrical isolation.
As a long shot, I'd love support for more than 2 channels (anticipating a future digital cross over, and for movies/tv)
All that being said, if one has mScalers and a full line of digital amps (from 2W to 500W) with the above features, do we need a DAVE2?
1. RW has explained that he is carrying TT2 with him in case he is required to modify any thing. As soon as this is no longer required he will revert to taking Dave.
2. Calm down. TT2 is due ‘autumn’. In the uk we still have mid summer temperatures and with the heatwave forecast to continue until October. At this rate autumn might not come until February 2019.
I'm glad about the weather in some ways but can't listen to my headphones as its too hot and I ain't sweating while using them
It is half past nine now and the temperature is only just bearable. I have a fellow HiFi nut coming to test systems at 12 noon tomorrow and with class A monoblocs it is going to be hot.
Big Krell Monoblocs ?remember them, never heard them but they were huge.I can imagine ppl flicking the power switch with a very long stick in case it blew up, American made ya never know lol joke
Today is the first day that the anti-cyclone has moved in SW france, so we have a much lower temperature plus wind, but the thunderstorms did not appear.
It has felt like a blessed relief from nearly three weeks of 'feels like 35C' at 11am, and higher during the afternoon. The ambient temperature is so hot, that the Hugo 2 is running the hottest I have felt it, but no thermal shutdowns luckily.
Full size headphones do feel sweaty, so it is speakers or iems.
At least the temperature does drop to 25C at night, but the only way to sleep is open the window, and risk the mozzies.
Those monoblocs will get hot tomorrow.
Good luck, so prepare plenty of iced tea or similar to drink.
With large chord units like dave/blu2/mscaler etc is there anything that needs to be done to ensure the units are safely grounded for someone living in the UK like myself. Or are they 100% safe to use out of the box? thanks MK.
I hope so not!
Yes your right, obviously I travel extensively with Rob and he brings units to write code and to prove it and the units in proper use situations until we are fully happy before releasing them it’s a lot of extra weight for him to carry but the extra time he has when traveling with the units is always beneficial though sometimes at airport security it raises a few eyebrows.
When I made my day trip from San Diego to Dallas to audition some speakers, all I had in my bag was my Dave and Blu2 and a s*** ton of ferrited cables. Needless to say, quite a few security folks came over to take a gander
As a happy DAVE owner with a Hugo M Scaler on order, your words are like music to my ears
That said, since I don't have first-hand experience with other top DACs in the 12.5kEur range, new or 2nd hand (dCS, MSB, Aqua Formula, NAGRA, Merging, Aries Cerat, Lampizator, TotalDAC just to name a few), I feel it would be advisable - and a lot of fun! - to evaluate alternatives if one is in the position to commit on spending such a whopping kind of cash on a component.
Has anybody had the chance to compare the DAVE, or better Blu2DAVE, with some of the big-money DACs?
P.S.: in case it is inappropriate to make this kind of question in the official DAVE thread, moderators or you guys long time forumers please let me know and I'll delete this post
(Re: other high end DACs)
Not perhaps 'big money' but I had a Bricasti M1 SE DAC (£10,800) and a Dave at the same time. In my opinion the Dave was streets ahead of the Bricasti and then when the Blu Mk2 arrived it was even more so and the Bricasti went. I did not miss it.