Spectacular, very good photos, they show the love he feels for Music.I just returned from a great family RV vacation trip to southern Utah to visit Zion and Bryce Canyon NPs (as well as few places in Nevada and Arizona like Lake Mead) and I actually took my full-blown Chord stack with me to enjoy the Abyss 1266 TC while star gazing every night at the RV campsites. Yes, it's a bit over-the-top to take the full Chord stack (including the TToby to drive the TC) but I felt like I needed to go all-in for this trip and I can say that it was truly worth the effort.
Personally, it's hard for me to imagine something sounding better than the Chord stack driving the TC. It works so well for me and I'm not even interested in checking out anything else right now. I went from the original Hugo with the HD800S and the LCD-3 that I had for nearly 5 years to this setup over the past half-year so, as far as I'm concerned, it was a quantum leap. For me, the TToby (which I originally purchased to drive the Buchardt S400 speakers) is really necessary to get the most out of the TC. It would have been simpler to just take the HMS/TT2 combo on the trip but I felt like I had to take the TToby as well.
I can't say enough about how great the Chord stack sounds in such a compact package - both for driving the 1266 TC as well as the Buchardt S400s. It's compact enough to take on a nature trip like this and sets up in minutes. Most of all, there's a synergy between the three components that is hard to describe. It's just so musical as well as being so clear and transparent. For me, the TToby is the big cherry on top: it adds girth, warmth and bigness while faithfully delivering what comes out of the HMS/TT2 combo. Combining this setup with the great outdoors took it to a whole higher level that transcends more dollars. I'm so happy with the Chord stack and I plan to take it with me on more RV trips in the future. Nature and music just go so well together. Thank you, Rob and all at Chord!
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