DAC Bake-Off - Durham - March 31st

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DAC Bake-Off - Durham - March 31st

Unread post by savvypaul » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:19 pm

Saturday 31st March 2018
1000 to 1600
My place - approx. 8 miles west of Durham City.

4 spaces available

Line Up:
Chord 2Qute
Doc's £50 combo?
Any that you can bring along?

I have Qobuz streaming and some hi-res files. Also feel free to bring files on memory stick.

PM me if interested.

Previous bake-off write-ups:

https://www.hifisubjectivist.org/viewto ... 2&start=20

https://www.hifisubjectivist.org/viewto ... 9&start=20

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Re: DAC Bake-Off - Durham - March 31st

Unread post by Hemmo1969 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:04 pm

Checked and I’m free, count me in.

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Re: DAC Bake-Off - Durham - March 31st

Unread post by Daniel Quinn » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:15 pm

Looking forward to your opinions
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Re: DAC Bake-Off - Durham - March 31st

Unread post by savvypaul » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:22 pm

Hemmo1969 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:04 pm
Checked and I’m free, count me in.
Cool :grin:
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Re: DAC Bake-Off - Durham - March 31st

Unread post by CN211276 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:19 pm

Too far away for me, but I would be very interested in the outcome. I would like there to be a comparison of power supplies, the Mcru, Chinese cheapy and the Chord one.
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Re: DAC Bake-Off - Durham - March 31st

Unread post by savvypaul » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:24 pm

CN211276 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Too far away for me, but I would be very interested in the outcome. I would like there to be a comparison of power supplies, the Mcru, Chinese cheapy and the Chord one.
We'll certainly compare my 2Qute with it's own supply vs the MCRU supply.

The Chinese supply is a different rating.
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Re: DAC Bake-Off - Durham - March 31st

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:48 pm

Do bear in mind to make sure volumes are set as well as you can, as the cheapo DAC has a lower output than typical and in quick comparisons it does seem to make a difference I've found...

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Re: DAC Bake-Off - Durham - March 31st

Unread post by Hemmo1969 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:08 pm

_D_S_J_R_ wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Do bear in mind to make sure volumes are set as well as you can, as the cheapo DAC has a lower output than typical and in quick comparisons it does seem to make a difference I've found...
I have a sound level metre if that would be any good, can bring along.

I have a HD Plex LPSU to bring, along with an 'Intona' USB isolater which I use in my system.
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Re: DAC Bake-Off - Durham - March 31st

Unread post by CN211276 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:28 pm

savvypaul wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:24 pm
CN211276 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Too far away for me, but I would be very interested in the outcome. I would like there to be a comparison of power supplies, the Mcru, Chinese cheapy and the Chord one.
We'll certainly compare my 2Qute with it's own supply vs the MCRU supply.

The Chinese supply is a different rating.
I think the Doc has a 5v PS for his £5 DAC.
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And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

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Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS2.

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Re: DAC Bake-Off - Durham - March 31st

Unread post by tweet_my_ribbon » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:53 am

@ savvypaul - Would that be a Musical Fidelity X CANS headphone amp sat on your rack ? Always liked the little X series.

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