Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread
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Another man walks into Harrods

Eats the expensive organic chicken

Likes it

End of story.

I enjoy my Dave every day listening music.

But for 8500 gbp I think that’s not too much to expect
 
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Audiobacon has provided some answers to this question, driving an Abyss Phi (which has low efficiency, but not as low as Susvara). In his review, the $15k Wells Audio Headtrip Reference beat DAVE Direct on every level including transparency. This is (primarily) a headphone amp that can output 50W into 8 ohms if needed.

On the same site, the near $6k Eleven XI Audio Formula S with additional power supply, also beat DAVE Direct overall, but not clear if that was on every level. As has been stated before, most external amps will lose transparency even if some users may prefer the overall end result.

Audiobacon typically uses expensive interconnects and power cords, so the cost of these can easily add one or two extra $k to the total cost.
My view is that if you have a DAVE then stop chasing after low efficiency headphones and save yourself a ton of money and space on your hifi rack. And instead put your energy into improving your source, as this will ultimately give you a better sound.
What about speaker amps? Someone suggested pass labs but these run so hot you can fry eggs on them for breakfast, can’t leave on and take an hour to warm up without tubes.
 
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Man walks into harrods, says to the owner, I want to buy an analog turntable. Owner replies, would you like the U & E to go along with it ?

Oh and we are out of organic chicken.
 
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A third guy walks into Harrods

Says everyone’s a sheep here for buying expensive stuff

And goes to the Aldi and buys a bacon sandwich and a coke...

Blames it on the rain in Scotland
 
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Edited … wrong thread … sorry guys.

In the meanwhile, thanks for the very enjoyable reading provided by the last dozen of posts about Harrods and the weather in the UK :cloud_rain:...
 
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What about speaker amps? Someone suggested pass labs but these run so hot you can fry eggs on them for breakfast, can’t leave on and take an hour to warm up without tubes.
I even cd direct to the alpeh 5 via marantz cd63, and the sound was unbelievable transperant.

Aleph 5 was the best sounding pass lab ever built!

The modern pass costs many times more but...
 
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In his review, the $15k Wells Audio Headtrip Reference beat DAVE Direct on every level including transparency. This is (primarily) a headphone amp that can output 50W into 8 ohms if needed.
Have they connected a Chord M-scaler to their Headtrip amp?
Or does the M-scaler only works best when connected to a Dave or to a TT2?
 
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And TT2 ain’t no Dave told you earlier
Are you a tourist ?

I was just wondering since you shop at harrods and have your name spelt wrong.
 
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Oh dear...

Clearly too much time and no bacon sandwich ‘n’ coke in the fridge

He tries some of the cat food left over and it tastes ok to him.

Maybe next time he should taste some of that organic chicken from waitrose.
 
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Dude switch on the lightbulb

The second post credit scene from avengers is finished.
 
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Ok, thats it on.

But your still here.

Time to get back OT.
Indeed!
So I will repeat my question: Does connecting the M-scaler to a big speaker amp will have sonic advantages regarding the 1Mio Taps?
Or can't the M-scaler achieve 1 Mio Taps without being connected to another Chord device like the Dave or the TT2?
 
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