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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. 514077
    So am I. One time I bought the Mark Knopfler Tracker CD. But when I found a 244/192 version, I bought it to hear the difference, if any. Much more ambience with the hi-res. It seemed much more of the room or room effect came through.
    There seems to be a cult of 44.1k CD quality being indowed with revealing far more greatness than they're capable of, on most Chord threads that I follow. I like all the DSD music I have, and will continue to find the highest resolution-hopefully with background jenuinity I can find, over 44.1K. To me, they sound better, even through Chord products.
    And I really don't get why a 44,100 file should sound as good as a 705.6 originally recorded file. You cannnnot get a silk purse from a sow's ear. Yous English guyses autaknow that. It's one of your sayings.
    Unhand your rotten tomatoes and fling them.
  2. katulu
    Well, you know, because even if you could encode ultraviolet, x-ray, ultrasonic, etc. Information in a medium... you are not able to perceive it? There is some debate as to when exactly does silk become the emperor's new clothes... having said that, not interested in a "debate", enjoy your music, thats all that matters!
  3. jarnopp
    Perhaps it is less the encoding than the decimation. If the original recording was 24/96 then I would expect the 24/96 would sound better than a 16/44.1. But if th re were a native 16/44.1, or even 24/48, then that should sound best. The rule of least amount of processing.
  4. Chester Rockwell
    If M Scaler works when powered at 12v, why even try and run it at 16v? Maybe my knowledge is lacking but I can’t see what the benefit over 12v would be?
  5. STR-1
    With some devices people have found higher voltage/lower current (amps) gives better sound quality. Less internal noise? Whether that holds true for M Scaler, I could not say as I haven’t tried it with different voltages. Rob’s supplied smps delivers at 15v and that's good enough for me.
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  6. Mojo ideas
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  7. flummoxed
    Does anyone know if the Uptone UltraCap LPS-1.2 set at 12V, is man enough too power the M-Scaler?
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  8. Amberlamps

    I only use the supplied psu John. It’s all those other bad people that don’t, I think they are called audiophiles.


    I :heart: U
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  9. miketlse
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  10. 514077
    If one thinks of an audiophile as one who risks thousands of dollars/LBs of equipment, in search of that last .001%...nail on the head.
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  11. musickid
    Using music to listen to gear? :thinking:
  12. Amberlamps
    That .001% is extremely important for those .00000000000000000000000000000000001% of the worlds population.

    I just happen to not be in it.

    Just got leather lambskin misodiko earpads for my HD800S, £36 on amazon, they are the same shape and size as the stock hd800s pads, but in leather, they also need the stock dust covers, unlike my dekoni elite sheep pads which are much chunkier and come with a dust cover builtin, my dekoni’s just happen to be coming away from the glue on one pad. Hence why I bought these misodiko things.

    For 36 quid they are a steal as stock sennheiser replacements are £64 and fabric.
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  13. 514077
    To quote Tom T Hall: "I like gear; it makes me a jolly good fellow."
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  14. musickid
    Do the misodiko's/dekoni's affect soundstage negatively or positively on the hd800s? ie do they deviate from the stock SQ much?

    Is your welcomed presence here UE indicating an imminent mscaler purchase?
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  15. Amberlamps
    The misodiko’s are basically the same as the stock pads, same size and thickness, but just lamb skin, so it’s on par with the stock pads.

    SQ with the dekoni’s, I like it now, it’s not as wide of a sound stage as the stock pads, it does remove some of the huge sound stage but, you get a slightly deeper sound, which I like. The stage is still very big.

    The Misodiko’s are comfy as the stock pads, but not as comfy as the dekoni’s. As for SQ, they are more or less identical to the stock fabric pads I think, I have only had them on for about an hour or so, but thats about it. It’s basically just a leather pair of stock hd800s pads.

    The dekoni’s, they make the headphones stick to you like glue since they are chunky, it helps with the clamping force of the headphones, and they are super comfy at the same time.
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