- Apr 22, 2016
The simplest explanation is not automatically the right one. A number of people have had BNC connection issues with Blu2-DAVE in the past, including the supplied BNC cables. I was one who trialed the Bu2 and experienced intermittent drop outs with the supplied cables. So here we are again with yet more variations of BNC connection issues with HMS. Based on that, the simplest explanation would be that there's something inherently difficult or sensitive with the M-scaler-DAVE pairing.
But rather than speculate simplistictly, I'd like us all to get to the bottom of this, and it doesn't help to start the investigation by assuming that one side or the other must be wrong.
I don't own any of Peter's cables, but the considerable user feedback at CA on his Lush^2 USB cable is enough to keep me interested if the same magic can apply to his BNC Blaxius^2.
I think you've been rather dismissive about "the guy" without seemingly having done much background research to back that up.
My own experience suggests that the drop-out issue between the Blu2 and Dave is the result of the RFI pumped into the Dave by the m-scaler, to which the Dave is especially sensitive, and can be “solved” with ferrites. I have no experience with the Hugo m-scaler and other Chord DACs produced after the Dave, but ferrites might provide the answer.