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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
    U.Monty only you can decide that.
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  2. Uncle Monty
    the science makes my head spin

    I think I'm right in deducing that I don't need to spend big on a server so long as I connect it to my M-Scaler with optical.
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  3. SCBob
    A question about M-Scaler inputs. I have an iMac connected to the M-Scaler by USB (my iMac has no optical out) and would like to add a CD transport connected to the M-Scaler by optical. Does one of these inputs have to be disconnected to play from the other one? Thanks.
  4. Mediahound

    Nope, they're switchable. In fact, there's even an auto switch feature where it will automatically switch to and use the input that has an active signal.
  5. miketlse
    I think there was a post this week, mentioning that the inputs can be switched by holding the button on the remote down for a second or two.
  6. Mediahound
    You can press the INPUT button on the M Scaler (second from the left). It also be set on AUTO.
    Last edited: May 2, 2019
  7. adyc
    I agree that optical is superior to BNC. I just don’t understand why Chord use BNC to connect between Mscaler and Dave if Chord feel optical is superior. I do hope that Chord can change to optical in their next generation of products.
  8. dac64
    Dual BNC = four optical
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  9. adyc

    Optical bandwidth is much higher... Think of undersea cable.
  10. dac64
    I read optical max 192/24?

    Do you mean fibre optic?

    Ok! Toslink max 192/24.
    Last edited: May 3, 2019
  11. dmance
    There is a way to opto-couple a dual coax SPDIF signal using a custom solution. Yes, 100% optical galvanic isolation between HMS and your DAC.
  12. miketlse
    But undersea cables are not using Toslink protocols.
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  13. adyc
    Last edited: May 3, 2019
  14. naynay
  15. Uncle Monty
    Am I right in saying that optical cable needs to be over a certain length to work best i.e. 1.5m sounds better than 0.75m?
    (making very short runs impractical - plus you can't twist or turn it too much as it'll break)
    Last edited: May 3, 2019
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