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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2017, 15:11 »
After Eng Siang eat it, another brother will complain ganna open box unit. No end.
Open box then can give more discount lah.


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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2017, 15:40 »
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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
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Hehe! unfortunately, in the world of DAC, it won't ever be the "last DAC you'll ever have".
The tech moves so fast, it'll be obsolete in a few years and you'll be looking at a new one soon after.  ;D  ;D

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2017, 15:50 »
Hehe! unfortunately, in the world of DAC, it won't ever be the "last DAC you'll ever have".
The tech moves so fast, it'll be obsolete in a few years and you'll be looking at a new one soon after.  ;D  ;D
Bro u not correct but Kan correct.
Yes tech move so kin your product obsolete within mths dah....
But impt enjoy the music....dah... Huat ah.

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2017, 17:22 »
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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 #19 on: April 23, 2017, 18:15 »
Chey. Then buyer only buy 1 Dave. Why does he need to lose $$$$$ buying  a 2nd set. Dun understand
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2017, 20:08 »
Any bros here hv the Hugo2 or tried before.  ;D

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2017, 06:31 »
Any bros here hv the Hugo2 or tried before.  ;D

I think the retail units haven't reach our shores yet.

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2017, 23:53 »
Dave owners who use it with an external amp- if you've ever used it with headphones from its hp out directly and set crossfeed, that crossfeed setting remains even after you unplug the headphone from the hp out.

Rob Watts uses crossfeed 1 in this way with his external speaker amps, although I also know of people who accidentally set crossfeed in this way and were wondering why their speakers sounded strange.

I personally now use crossfeed 3 with all my external headphone amps being fed by the Dave :)

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2017, 16:40 »
Dave owners who use it with an external amp- if you've ever used it with headphones from its hp out directly and set crossfeed, that crossfeed setting remains even after you unplug the headphone from the hp out.

Rob Watts uses crossfeed 1 in this way with his external speaker amps, although I also know of people who accidentally set crossfeed in this way and were wondering why their speakers sounded strange.

I personally now use crossfeed 3 with all my external headphone amps being fed by the Dave :)

i use cross-feed 3 setting straight out of the headphone out of the DAVE too and it sounds pretty good to my ears :)
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2017, 17:00 »
i use cross-feed 3 setting straight out of the headphone out of the DAVE too and it sounds pretty good to my ears :)

Yes that was always an option- the new thing here is that I did not know that this setting remains even after you unplug the headphones. So now I've been trying it with all my external headamps too :D

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2017, 19:11 »
didn't like using crossfeed since hugo, and didn't use it in dave also.

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2017, 22:51 »
For those using the DAVE in a 2-channel system, do you run it direct into a power amp (by passing the pre amp)? 

If you run direct, have you tried with and without pre amps?

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2017, 09:48 »
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Rob Watts uses crossfeed 1 in this way with his external speaker amps, although I also know of people who accidentally set crossfeed in this way and were wondering why their speakers sounded strange.
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I wonder why Rob would want to do that? To each his own, but… I can’t imagine why he'd want to further mix the channels with speakers in a room beyond how the artist(s) intended their music to be heard. :P


For those using the DAVE in a 2-channel system, do you run it direct into a power amp (by passing the pre amp)? 

If you run direct, have you tried with and without pre amps?

If you don't get any response, I'll let you know in a couple of weeks... (a buddy promised to bring his DAVE to my place for a shootout ;))
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2017, 10:04 »
I used the DAVE direct to the BHK Stereo. As you'd expect there is more transparency and greater detail vs putting my Audio Research Ref 5SE in the chain - but I preferred using the DAVE thru the Ref5SE - because there was better sense of space in the soundstage - in terms of depth and width.
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2017, 12:05 »
For those using the DAVE in a 2-channel system, do you run it direct into a power amp (by passing the pre amp)? 

If you run direct, have you tried with and without pre amps?

Yes. Tested with a few different preamps, including one that goes for 15K$USD. The Chord Dave direct (using the inbuilt digital pre) was better.