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Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by magiccabbage, May 14, 2015.
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  1. musickid
    Can anyone recommend a sub 100 pound mains strip to use with the mscaler? many thanks
  2. musickid
    wrong post.
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  3. tunes
    What phase do most people listen with. Positive or negative and crossfeed on or off??
  4. simorag
    Positive phase, with crossfeed set to 1 (except for binaural recordings) here.
  5. OK-Guy
  6. Hifi Boy
    Sorry, I just had to be that guy who posts that image here. :)


    We can close the thread how.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
  7. tunes
    I feed the DAVE with FLAC files on a Questyle DAP using its optical output. How do I know if the data stream is bit perfect??
  8. Arcabonne
    Actually it seems to me that the test on 6 Moons does not say that the X25 is sonically inferior to 30.8. Unfortunately, it has only one input.
  9. dakabali
    Yes you are right. This is why I wrote that I "expect" that. I managed to organize a meeting by the local Pass Labs dealer and tomorrow I'm gonna audit my BluDAVE with the FW F7, SIT-2, XA25 and maybe even the 30.8. I'm excited :)
  10. Paul Bjernklo
    £150 (I think) mains block (if you mean that by mains strip) that is highly regarded by Hi-fi world and Hi-fi Choice magazines is https://titanaudio.co.uk/pages/titan-audio-styx-mains-block . Otherwise the Tacima cs947 for £40 or less. I have the Tacima for my TV which strangely improved my hi-fi sound (quite big improvement) even since that is connected to an Isotek EVO3 Sirius block... The Tacima must be blocking some crap noise from my telly. Those 2 previous ones are the ones I have seen recommended around that price point.
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  11. musickid
    Thanks Paul,

    Can RF filtering on these mains strips (and custom mains cables which may or may not conform to BS) actually do more harm than good in the same way that some usb tweaks actually add RF noise to the chain. Would i be better off just buying a high quality generic mains strip for use here in the UK. I will be using H2/Mscaler and computer/router all pugged into one strip. Thanks mk. The titan does not seem to offer surge protection?? I am open minded and not passing any judgment one way or the other.
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  12. Paul Bjernklo
    Don’t know. MRCU sell proper stuff so there are some more alternatives here : https://mcru.co.uk/product-category...ention-products/?orderby=price&v=79cba1185463
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  13. OK-Guy
    strangely I heard improvements didn't want to say anything in case people shouted 'he's struck oil... snake-oil!'
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  14. GryphonGuy
    Phase stays positive. The difference between negative and positive doesn't seem to matter to my ears however when one speaker is mis-wired then that phase plays with my brain in a bad way.

    When listening to headphones thru DAVE I usually have crossfeed set to 3. This is not as sonically pure as no crossfeed (0) but the depth perception and soundstage positioning is more satisfying to me so I guess musicality is better with crossfeed on but the sonics are cleaner and purer with it off.

    When listening to speakers, the crossfeed is always off. If I accidentally leave it on by pulling out the headphone cable without first setting it back to zero, it doesn't take long before I am cursing Chord's error plugging in the headphone to turn the crossfeed off and pulling the headphones out to listen to the speakers without crossfeed engaged. It would be a really nice gesture from Chord to have this FIXED as they have already admitted to it being an oops.

  15. seaice
    I actually like it because I can connect external headphone amplifiers (eg. for my Staxes) with the DAVE crossfeed ON.
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