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  1. Music2496

    FS: Chord Dave DAC

    Pending payment on pickup tomorrow morning. I'll update the listing tomorrow if it's sold.
  2. Music2496

    FS: Chord Dave DAC

    Appreciate the offer mate, but I'll have to pass. Already have plans on the STAX gear (cans + amp) I'm planning to get within my budget. Send me a private message if you're keen on Dave though.
  3. Music2496

    FS: Chord Dave DAC

    Item: Chord Dave DAC Location: Sydney Price: $10k Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Looking to fund a full STAX headphones setup. Not enough room in the budget to keep Dave AND have a STAX purchase sadly. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, PayPal Extra Info: - I've used this purely as a headphone DAC and amp in a smoke free, pet free home. - In excellent condition. - Original boxing and remote control included - This is also listed for sale elsewhere Full details here: https://chordelectronics.co.uk/product/dave/ Manual here: https://chordelectronics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Dave-User-Manual.pdf Some reviews: https://www.stereophile.com/content/chord-electronics-dave-da-processor https://www.whathifi.com/chord/dave/review http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/chord-electronics-dave-dacheadphone-amp/ Pictures:
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    FOUND: WTB: Chord DAVE

    Old post - but still looking?
  5. ELAC's current speaker lineup in Australia have 5 year warranty... If the Argo's follow, no complaints there. There's also GoldenEar coming out with active bookshelves. They typically have 3+ years warranty too. https://www.stereophile.com/content/goldenear-technology-digitalaktiv-3-poweredwireless-bookshelf-speaker
  6. Btw: the cool thing about those ELACs in the video is you can have analogue stay analogue through to output - so you can use an external DAC if you want without the double conversion. ATC do their active speakers like that too.
  7. There's no way around it, the internal DAC will always be used (for DSP). But yep probably better to avoid the double D-to-A conversion (and A-to-D conversion in between), as you say. Check out Darko's interview with Andrew Jones about some new Elac active speakers: https://vimeo.com/270848127 Darko asks about the double D-to-A conversion. Andrew basically tells him it's not possible to be technically better - it will be different and maybe better to someones personal taste, but it can't possibly be technically better. That discussion is around the 7 minute mark. Mind you, I'm sure the A-to-D converter in the LS50-W is a good one.
  8. One minor thing - you were listening to the KEF's DAC because they convert analogue inputs to digital. Then the KEF's internal DAC converts back to analogue. So you have this double D-to-A conversion (with A-to-D in between). There's no way to keep the analogue input signal analogue all the way through to the LS50W output. So the KEF's internal DACs are always being used for output.
  9. Music2496

    USB cable recommendations

    I can recommend a Supra USB cable. These are High Speed Certified (90 ohm spec) for up to 15m - which is not a trivial thing. I still prefer to keep the length as short as possible of course. Not too crazy expensive. http://www.jenving.com/products/view/usb-2.0-a-b-1001908381 For those that know of and follow John Swenson, these have been his favourite USB cables for years (until he made the Uptone USPCB adapter).
  10. Music2496

    Good quality NAS

    Sorry Daz, I went off topic there. That’s all about HQ Player’s digital filters for upsampling.
  11. Music2496

    Good quality NAS

    Cheers! And that's doing the HQP up-sampling? You're running Linux or Windows on that NUC for HQP? And which filters are struggling with up-sampling to DSD256? Any 2s filters? Or only the non-2s filters? Cheers
  12. Music2496

    Good quality NAS

    Hi a.dent, Is that an i5 or i7 NUC that struggles with HQP up-sampling to DSD256? Which filters in particular struggle? The 2s variants or non 2s? If you don't mind me asking. Cheers
  13. Music2496

    FS: Teddy Pardo linear power supply

    Thread bump, still available.
  14. Music2496

    FS: Teddy Pardo linear power supply

    Thread bump, still available.
  15. Music2496

    FS: Teddy Pardo linear power supply

    Thread bump, still available.