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CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by magiccabbage, May 14, 2015.
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  1. Deftone
    Something id love to do is sit down over a month period and really do a 3 way comparison of the Dave + MScaler / dCS Vivaldi / MSB Select 2.
     
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  2. audio_1
    There is no point, The Dave and Blu 2 / M-Scaler are way better.
     
  3. Hifi Boy
    They only thing you might want to consider comparing is the Aries Cerat Cassandra. One guy on this forum has it, I think it's @astrostar59.
     
  4. Hifi Boy
    I don't think I've ever seen anyone put in as much time to answer questions related to his products as Rob does.
     
  5. paul2qute
    When I was saying about Rob and John going in different directions with hi-fi I just meant with the amps,I haven't a clue what's better analogue or digital,my Arcam Avr 850 is G class so I assume it's digital
     
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  6. Triode User
    I’m not sure I support your thoughts about JF and RW going in different directions at all. For sure they come at it from a different background but there must be a common purpose and overlap of purpose and direction because otherwise the sum of their parts would not add up to more than they are individually in the way that it does.

    Oh, and class G is not digital.
     
  7. Whazzzup
    For me purely out of interest and not actionable, is la scala formula, total dac 7, Dave. Each have a different take on filters, ladders etc...
     
  8. SearchOfSub

    I think Chord is the best solid state sound you can have. There is always a sense of musicality, refinement, and analog in nature in all of their models including the Mojo!
    Tab length was only worth reading because the DAC sounded good when I played it. I used to just take it with a grain of salt but after a few Chord products it's starting to get into people's head.
     
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  9. SearchOfSub

    Why is Hugo TT2 priced $1000 more than the original Hugo TT? Aren't you guys richer now so it should be easier to produce in bigger volume and used to the technology so it should cut costs why more expensive?
     
  10. SCBob
    I am a recent DAVE owner and have a lot to learn about it. Is it worth buying hi res music files for DAVE or are Redbook CDs burned to the computer just a good due to how the DAVE handles the files? I don't have any music files in both formats to directly compare but the Redbook files sound so good I'm not convinced I can tell any difference. I am not using with a Blu2. Would love to but too soon. Thanks.
     
  11. paul2qute
    They work great as a team,it's just the difference between amps that's all I'm saying
     
  12. ray-dude
    These are actually very illuminating and educational experiences to do with your system. Now that you have a DAVE, you will be able to MUCH more clearly hear differences elsewhere in your chain (from speakers to headphones to your recordings)

    I suggest going to audiophile labels like 2L and Blue Coast Records. They both offer some of their amazing recordings in a variety of formats and resolutions. The original recordings are world class, so you'll be sure to hear honest differences from the various file formats.

    How much a difference you hear will very much depend on the rest of your chain, but I found in my system that DAVE (and later BluDAVE) does a remarkable job minimizing the gap between redbook recordings and their high res counterparts.

    Enjoy your DAVE!
     
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  13. Triode User
    Perhaps the easiest way fir you to decide is to buy a few albums in both 44.1 and also higher res versions and compare.

    For me, in my system I definitely think is worth getting the high res versions. Everything sounds better. The bass has more shape, and there is more detailing all the way through.

    A classic example for me is the new Marcus Miller album Laid Black where I have compared the 44.1 and 48k versions. There is a slight but noticeable improvement to my ears with the 48k version. Only you can decide though so that is why I say you need to try.

    Be sure though that you are buying true hi res versions and not just upsampled music.

    Edit. I buy my hi res downloads from Qobuz.
     
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  14. Amberlamps
    Yeah, I agree 100%.

    Rob gets a lot of schiit from others in a certain part of the forum, but yet, he keeps supplying facts and anecdotes regarding his work and passion/hobby.

    When others would of bailed out years ago, Rob is still here and answering questions. < he has balls of steel.

    On his desk

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  15. doraymon
    I've been looking around for a stereo power amp to couple with Dave to drive a pair of B&W CM9.
    I am considering the new Ètude but can't find any review or impressions anywhere online.
    Please let me know if you have any additional information other than the press releases aired in May.
    Thanks
     
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