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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. Triode User
    In the words of Harry Hill, There is only one way to settle this. FIGHT!!!!!

    (ps, this will only make sense to those in the UK who have seen a particular Harry Hill TV programme)
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  2. N Quarter
    I was born over there Triode, but do not know any of the current shows, I do remember On the buses, Top of the pops, and of course Benny Hill. I moved to Canada in 1974 (age 9). Hey, I am sure your setup sounds pretty awesome too, but man, those speakers alone are worth more than most houses. And I chuckled at Nomad’s comment about most Nordost haters can’t afford them, after I saw his gear list.
  3. audio_1
    Thanks. I designed my system around components that I agree with the manufacturers' design criteria and that sound good. There is too much snake oil and lack of new technical ideas in high end Hi-Fi. This is why I got the Chord DAVE and Blu2. I compared it to other DACs and preferred it. Rob Watts is the only one doing digital correctly imho. The knowledge that I have gained from him and his presentations has been invaluable. The discussions here on RFI have also been great as we now understand more about what affects digital sound quality and don't have to rely on sometimes dubious manufacturer information or biased reviews.
  4. Triode User
    Don't worry, I'm only jealous of the @audio_1 set up.

    Harry Hill's TV Burp show was not very intellectual but it was amusing in a juvenile sort of way.

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  5. Amberlamps
    And this will only make sense to those in Russia.

  6. Vyyy
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  7. nomad777
    yes please ignore me....... I'm chuckling to...
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  8. musickid
    With a desktop computer going optical out to mscaler direct does it make any difference if that same computer is streaming music with wifi or wired ethernet? I know optical is galvanically isolated but with a wired ethernet connection there is capacitive coupling too??
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  9. audio_1
    Optical should be perfect but we now know that computers emit airborne RFI, that can travel up to 5 metres. RFI can also back feed into the mains from the computer's power supply. Try separating the computer from your TT2 using a long optical cable and plug the computer into a different circuit. Ideally use Opto-Dx between the Mscaler and TT2.
  10. Lgn3
    I am thinking about constructing my own BNC cables. I am reasonably handy with a soldering iron and neither ferrites or BNC plugs are particularly expensive. I know some experimentation with the number and type of ferrites will be needed but to take this bulk cable as an example I should be able to put together a pair of 1 metre 5N Pure Silver 75 ohm BNC cables with ferrites for no more than say £200-220


    I wonder if anyone else has tried something similar.
  11. rkt31
    From where did yoy get the data that computer emit RFI which can go upto 5m ? Tt2 has such a thick aluminium casing that it is only affected by RFI through wired connection like any other dac. Don't spread wrong information in this forum. BNC cable connection do get benefited by 2 or 3 ferrites like in any other dac also not just tt2. Just do a simple test by bringing your mobile near tt2. Even the best shielded dacs are affected by the rfi of phone but you won't listen any budge with computer near by tt2.
  12. dmance
    Chord DACs are so incredibly sensitive. Every connector and metal fold on TT2 chassis acts as an antenna ..as does every metal cable (power, coax, usb). Don't bet that RFI from a distance does not affect the transparency to some degree. I've measured the RFI; followed the evidence and the corollary is that every step taken to reduce RFI helps SQ. Signal. Power. Distance.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  13. nomad777

    It's no fun fighting with someone when you already know you will win.......

    ps; this will only make sense because it makes sense
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  14. Triode User
    I acknowledge your admission of defeat. :laughing:
  15. nomad777
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