Author Topic: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread  (Read 47054 times)

Offline jelt2359

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Can't really find a thread for this but I know that there are many local supporters so thought I'd open a thread.

Heard the Blu2+ Dave combi at Canjam and it was incredible. Just came out of the Smyth realiser's 11.1 channel demo, and this- out of headphones!- was just as immersive, expansive and real.

The Hugo2 also sounded very nice- the filters really made a surprisingly big impact on the sound.

What do other owners think?

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 08:38 »
Though some folks have been using chord products in hifi setup but they are still primarily headfi stuff.. and headfi stuff somehow don't generate much discussion here in xtremeplace, other than the one and only headfi appreciation thread. :)

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 09:59 »
Yes the Hugo, Mojo and Poly are. But I actually think the Dave sounds even better on speakers than on headfi setups! If you haven't tried it, the soundstaging is really something awesome to behold, especially with great imaging speakers!

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 23:25 »
2qute is missing. I am using 2qute as stereo dac. Loving the chord sound.

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 15:06 »
2qute is missing. I am using 2qute as stereo dac. Loving the chord sound.
How's 2qute compared to similarly priced DACs like Benchmark, Mytek,Yulong, any bros have experience to share?TIA

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2017, 15:22 »
With Chord.... resale value is so bad... i simply wont buy after a bad experience selling QuteHD dac.
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 17:18 »
With Chord.... resale value is so bad... i simply wont buy after a bad experience selling QuteHD dac.

i've not owned the QuteHD before but I did own the original Hugo. I bought it for 1.9K in April 2015 & managed to sell it for 1.7K in March last year. i wouldn't say that the resale value for Chord products are bad :)
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2017, 22:02 »
How's 2qute compared to similarly priced DACs like Benchmark, Mytek,Yulong, any bros have experience to share?TIA

Yulong is cheaper and is also a headphone amp, pre-amp and comes with balanced out. imo, the 2qute does beat it comfortably as a dac (retrieval of detail, and speed => all those microdetails). I still use the yulong da8 in my pc rig. the 2qute is with the main stereo rig.

With Chord.... resale value is so bad... i simply wont buy after a bad experience selling QuteHD dac.

dj, I think it's the qutehd itself ba. chord liked to half-baked their usb input. that change as hugo came out. Although I think most dac resale values dropped significantly if some critical tech is introduced.

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2017, 09:03 »
yeah, maybe its just me.  ;D ;D ;D the buyer for my QuteHD was nasty. that was when the resale market was still good. now most buyers qoute thousands hot cash take it or get stuck with it.  :(
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 23:50 »
surprise. thread no more... sold?  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2017, 19:01 »
Hello
I have owned a Chord Hugo for a year , and used it with HD800 , and HD650 (as a headphone amp)
Then I used it as a DAC , feeding my headphone system (Violectric v281 , Auralic Aries Femto , with Coax ou USB out to the Chord) : EXCELLENT
I tried the Hugo in my main system : WOW , for such a small piece of Kit
Verdict
SUPERB DAC , and unfortunately not suited to my taste for the HD800

Then , I had the chance to listen to the DAVE
Saved some money , and bought it for my main system
I guess that this is the last dac I'll ever have
It's PHENOMENAL .. natural , foot tapping , good bass , no harsh treble , and exceptional sound stage
You really know all this , when you take it out of your system

BUT it's either you like the chord sound or not

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2017, 13:44 »
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=250840.0

Who the hell is eng siang? Tell him eat it lah.  ;D
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2017, 14:32 »
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=250840.0

Who the hell is eng siang? Tell him eat it lah.  ;D

After Eng Siang eat it, another brother will complain ganna open box unit. No end.