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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #255 on: July 22, 2018, 20:49 »
I meant in conjunction with the DAVE or TT2
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #256 on: July 22, 2018, 21:03 »
I meant in conjunction with the DAVE or TT2

Absolutely not a problem. M Scaler doesn't care whats the source of the redbook stream, and DAVE/TT2 won't even know any different. There's no control channel between Chord's various components. :)
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #257 on: July 23, 2018, 09:07 »
wonder if the HMS and TT2 can be powered by a powerbank. I have a location with no AC, but bringing in a powerbank is fine.


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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #258 on: July 23, 2018, 20:05 »
wonder if the HMS and TT2 can be powered by a powerbank. I have a location with no AC, but bringing in a powerbank is fine.

Yes!:)... According the charts Rob presented at CanJam... “Powers from 9 to 15V - portable battery bank can power it” (see vid below).

Rob confirms the M Scaler is exactly the same upsampler/filter circuits as Blu2... “Obviously this is less than half the price… are you losing anything if you buy an M Scaler? No. In fact you’re gaining some extra bits because its less sensitive to <something-can’t quite make it out>“... definitely sounds like they’re ready to have M Scaler cannibalise Blu2 sales ;D

About the M Scaler starts @ 1.20m, comparison to Blu2 @ 5.30m

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZciJFvU4XQc&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ZciJFvU4XQc&fs=1</a>
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #259 on: July 23, 2018, 20:11 »
Is the power supply on the Blu2 something special? That you’d need more than just a battery pack? I remember RWA used to say a bad battery may sound worse than a cheap battery.
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #260 on: July 23, 2018, 20:33 »
my bludave is sorted out already, but I'm looking for a setup at a location that dont have access to mains which is currently using a H2.

Looks like TT2/HMS would be the sandwich to go for with a powerbank. But are there USB A to whichever connector they use cables?

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #261 on: July 23, 2018, 20:39 »
in head fi, some are wishing that since
-there's Dave and Blu2
-there's now Hugo TT2 and MS
would there be a Qutest + a matching scaler?
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #262 on: July 24, 2018, 08:44 »
the press release for the MScaler says it will work with the Qutest too IIRC
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #263 on: July 31, 2018, 17:44 »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/VfscfTkHgM4&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/VfscfTkHgM4&fs=1</a>

In answering a question about how M Scaler compares to Blu2

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“I’ve managed to eliminate the need for Ferrites… So, umm, thats because I’ve improved the isolation of the BNC outputs. So, you don’t need to worry about ferrites. In fact, listening test that we were doing, ferrites actually make it sound slightly worse, which is bizarre. So the isolation of the output drivers on the BNC has been improved, but the actual code is identical.”

Time to ditch Blu2 (... just teasing ;D)
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #264 on: August 19, 2018, 10:43 »

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #265 on: August 19, 2018, 10:45 »

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #266 on: August 19, 2018, 10:48 »

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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #267 on: April 10, 2019, 20:21 »
for those of us who are still married to Poly, Chord has released a new firmware - after nearly a year! - that takes the device one step to how it should really have been right out of the box, when it was released nearly 2 years ago.

https://chordelectronics.co.uk/faqs-category/streamers/
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #268 on: April 11, 2019, 06:16 »
for those of us who are still married to Poly, Chord has released a new firmware - after nearly a year! - that takes the device one step to how it should really have been right out of the box, when it was released nearly 2 years ago.

https://chordelectronics.co.uk/faqs-category/streamers/

And did it work for you? GoFigure (on iOS) crashes the minute I click the firmware upgrade button...  ::). I stopped using Poly for a long time because of it's finicky behaviour, and GoFigure is not much better. They're probably Chord's worst products.

Mojo travels with me solo, wired  :)
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Re: Chord (DAVE, Blu2, Hugo2, Mojo, Poly) - Discussion Thread
« Reply #269 on: April 11, 2019, 13:00 »
The Poly isn't a great on the go player like the A&K but with a Roon set up, it has been pretty much bullet proof for me

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