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Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by ChordElectronics, Jul 25, 2018.
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  1. musickid
    thanks iDesign.
  2. phase0
    Well I'm glad I replied then I appreciate the additional thoughts. I know it's relative. Still makes me smile. I suppose from my perspective I would draw the comparison between listening to youtube vs listening to a lossless file. I was never a vinyl junkie. One of those guys warned me to stay away. I've always been a digital guy. If one of the hardcore deep into the hobby vinyl junkies can give such praise to a digital solution then maybe that's a water mark that we've somehow arrived here for the digital folks. I don't know what I'm missing but I do enjoy the stereo shows and hearing other people's prized records on nice systems. It's nice to think such a small pair of boxes can deliver something approaching that ultimate audiophile world class satisfaction. Not that I need that personally, but spend enough time on any specialist forum and it seems like you gravitate to the eye watering price mark in search of better...
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  3. Triode User
    It is all the ones and noughts trying to escape from their prison inside the MScaler. If you listen very hard you might hear them screaming.

    It is cruel but normal and shows the evil side of Rob Watts. :laughing:
  4. musickid
    Is there anything we can do to make their escape easier?:triangular_flag_on_post:
  5. Amberlamps
    I haven’t listened to music for a good few days now and, last night I turned my pc on and started playing Roon radio via my chord usb & asio endpoint.

    It started off playing my type of music and, for some reason it started playing classical’ish ( not 1800’s type schiit, it was much more upto date ) music and holy schiit, it felt as if I was sitting on a chair and the orchestra was 3 feet away and surrounding me in 360 degrees. It sounded as though I could physically reach out and touch whichever instrument I wanted to.

    I can’t ever recall hearing HMS or TT2 sounding as good as it did last night. I really can’t, ok I have heard the holographic sound effect before, but this was something different entirely. It was so clear and each instrument well defined from the others that, if I had a blind fold on I really would of thought people were surrounding me.

    The above could of been caused by the fact that I’ve been unwell and haven’t listed to some tunes for a week or so, or because roon radio automatically stumbled across a track that took my HMS & TT2 to another level.

    It was a genuine WOW moment.
  6. ZappaMan
    I had a break for a few weeks a few months ago, and the experience when I did get to listen, was a bit overwhelming !
    Sad that we get used to it normally !
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  7. musickid
    Or maybe you came across a stellar recording?

    I sometimes find SQ fluctuates with 3 parameters. Mood, time of day or night and tiredness levels. Sometimes the added fatigue enhances the listening experience dependent on musical genre and sometimes it takes away from it and appears to reduce SQ.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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  8. junkjunk
    Maybe u had a drink or two beforehand? :wink:
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  9. Christer
    Both my M Scaler and my Qutest emit light from those ports when plugged in.

    And since yesterday I have both lights facing my listening position to allow me to keep my headphone amp and the headphone cable a bit further away from M Scaler and also avoiding lots of wires entangling and crossing paths or touching.
    My drop-out problems could possibly have been my headphone cable having been too close to M Scaler as Jan Tage suggested.
    No drop outs today on my first day back in KL.

    But I had a somewhat more puzzling light riddle than the optical lights always on,earlier today.

    When I connected to the LSO Youtube site and streamed their recent Haitink 90th birthday concert my M Scaler did not as expected detect a 48khz stream.

    Both white lights ie double BNC were on.I did not bother to select the latency compensation manually I mainly listened to Mozart's 22nd Piano Concerto and I did not follow Fellner's fingers on the keyboard too closely to be very disturbed by lack of synch.

    But what surprised me was that the green 96khz light was on.

    Could someone here possibly enlighten me why this happened?
    As far as I know they do not stream their concerts at 96khz?
    Does any Youtube Channel?

    Nor was the SQ of such very obvious refinement and ease that I would have thought I was listening to a native 24/96khz stream before I happened to look at the sample rate light on my M Scaler.
    Possible explanations to this question would be appreciated.

    Cheers Controversial Christer with 4 concerts tickets just booked for the coming two weekends.
    Just some boring 1800's stuff and Sibelius' 5th symphony.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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  10. musickid
    Check your computer settings for output sample rate.
  11. Christer
    Thanks, that explanation was actually one I overlooked since I have been listening only to downloads via Audirvana for a quite long time because of bad wifi connections in Thailand.

    My main music player Audirvana+ takes control of the audio midi settings of my mbp.
    I haven't changed the audio midi settings of my mbp for a very long time.

    I haven't used my M Scaler much yet,with Youtube streams, but I was under the impression that
    M Scaler would automatically detect the native sample rate with the laptop connected to the internet?

    I know for sure it has done so before when I did not manually press that button.

    And when it did so I was equally surprised because I did not get full 1M taps.

    Or could M Scaler "remember" the sample rate of the last track played before closing down Audirvana+?
    If I play 24/192 or DXD or DSD via Audirvana+ or Pure Music Player I always get the correct colour reading on M Scaler.

    OT. Nice to see that your most recent posts have capital letters at the start of each new sentence.

    Capital Punishment can be discussed on moral grounds.

    But capital letters have a very clear and obvious function to play imho.
    I hated it when the record label DECCA ditched capitals on their discs.

    Cheers Controversial Christer
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
  12. musickid
    Your majesty......
  13. Christer
    Ok you deserve a like for that creative response so here you go: LIKE!
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
  14. Deftone
    There's been many times where i've enjoyed music immensely after short breaks. Its easy to listen a lot and become fatigued from it when you have good gear.
  15. musickid
    But if the music is so good for you it can never fatigue vanish away.........:sunglasses:I mean if it hits the spot. The mscaler and it's effect on a neurophysiological level and the understanding of this phenomena is still in its infancy.

    Listening to the Best of Randy Crawford roon.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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