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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. ZappaMan
    have you ever seen a grown man naked?
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  2. Vyyy
    Still need some help on ferrite clamps models ohms/mhz to put on bnc/coax dua cable. Thanks:))
  3. Triode User
    try a search on here.
  4. audio_1
    From Dmance, AudioWise Inc, that manufacture the Opto-DX
  5. N Quarter
  6. nomad777
    Uh, do you mean chuckling TOO?Looks like you are not so smart after all.

    Neither are you spacing?
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  7. rkt31
    If you found chord dacs sensitive to RFI then what other dac you measured for RFI which were not so sensitive to RFI ?
  8. N Quarter
    Do you mean YOUR spacing? Again, not so smart are you?
  9. dmance
    the other i've spent the most time with is PSAudio Directstream. very close sonic signature (vs Hugo2 at the time). I was running both with Toslink input ...my first nod to RF isolation. I sold Directstream when it was obvious that Chord's DAC/AMP design showed better transparency when directly driving my voxativ speakers (and headphones) ...and then the benefit of MScaler really separated the two approaches. So to answer your question, Chord stands alone, IMO, at the top for SQ and the possibility to achieve extreme transparency ...when understanding and care is applied.
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  10. rkt31
    So you mean to say the DACs which are more transparent, are more sensitive to RFI ? For your "statement that chord dacs are most sensitive to RFI " some more detailed explanation or measurements or tests or which more other dacs directly tested against chord dacs may please be mentioned or else please refrain from making such general kind of statements. Before chord dacs i used arcam dacs and i can say that those dacs also benefited with better power supply and RFI mitigation. There is nothing wrong in that. Each and every electronic device is susceptible to RFI that's why you see ferrite on printer cable or laptop charger too.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  11. Drewligarchy
    In my experience wireless is better than wired. It may be my source and As I’m using an Aries and Auralic reccomendation wireless. Ethernet is supposed to be. Galvanically isolated but it’s not completely. It also depends how long the Ethernet run is. I’ve had better result from long runs as it seems signicantly less noise gets through. If I put a switch in the path, for instance, I can definitely hear it, For my setup, it seems wireless is the lesser of two evils.
  12. nomad777
    Hmmm eye problems to. Aren't you supposed to be ignoring me?

    I don't think you can. I understand if your unable.

    Here this link should help towards your recovery.

    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  13. nomad777
    It could have also been the ethernet cable you were using. Wired is always better than wireless.

    Speaking of switches I've actually had a demo of this switch and the results where incredible. Something I'll add later on.

  14. N Quarter
    Hahaha, you just don’t get it do you? Your grammar sucks buddy It should read “Hmmm eye problems too”,too is the word you should use, not “to” with one “o” Too means also, which is the word you want. I am going “to”ignore you is the word context that you use, which is a completely different meaning.
  15. Triode User
    I agree with you that this is not particularly a Chord thing and I find that there is nothing particularly different about Chord DACs in terms of RF noise sensitivity. So far every DAC I have come across through my customers seems to benefit from RF filtering from the source and neither is this just an MScaler issue. CD players connected to DACs such as the Arcam D33 to name just one show exactly the same benefits as do Chord DACs. I have even had a dCS clock connected to a dCS DAC where the use of RF filtering between them gave a marked change - and bear in mind that there is no audio signal passing between them, just the clock signal.

    So again, I agree with you that it is wrong to point the finger at Chord for being particularly RF sensitive because I think it is a universal issue where there is room for improvement.

    The other thing to say is that system owners are by and large unaware that they can be improved in this way because they often sound great anyway even without RF treatment. The best test for a system is to introduce some RF isolation or filtering and see if things get even better. They normally do even when it is not a Chord system.
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