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Re: What does hi-fi mean

Unread post by CN211276 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:50 pm

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Have you tried the £5 with a decent linear power supply. I for one would be interested in the results.
No, but I have read the comments from Savvy's bake off.
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Re: What does hi-fi mean

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:58 pm

I thought that put them on a par, you need to do it yourself, then sell the Chord to some dafty and make some money.

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Re: What does hi-fi mean

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Re: What does hi-fi mean

Unread post by Welder » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:27 pm

My daughter has the Audioquest Dragonfly, if I've got the name right. She brought it with her when she came over to visit.
I really liked it and if I can't get my hands on an old HRT Pro, I might get one of these instead.
I would have done this by now if it could do a slightly better job of driving my headphones which are 6oo ohm and I think the DAC only puts out around 2 volts rms.
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Re: What does hi-fi mean

Unread post by montechristo358 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:39 pm

try a cyrus soundkey

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Re: What does hi-fi mean

Unread post by CN211276 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:07 pm

Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:58 pm
I thought that put them on a par, you need to do it yourself, then sell the Chord to some dafty and make some money.
I think the Chord came out on top, but the Chinese was by far the best value. If digital was not my main source it would be a no brainer. Have considered it for my second system, but have stuck with a more expensive and inferior bluetooth because i dont have to get out of bed. :grin:
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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, LS3.

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Re: What does hi-fi mean

Unread post by CN211276 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm

Welder wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:27 pm
My daughter has the Audioquest Dragonfly, if I've got the name right. She brought it with her when she came over to visit.
I really liked it and if I can't get my hands on an old HRT Pro, I might get one of these instead.
I would have done this by now if it could do a slightly better job of driving my headphones which are 6oo ohm and I think the DAC only puts out around 2 volts rms.
I have both the AQ Dragonflys. The Red is worth the extra over the black with quality headphones, but Audio Player Plus is needed because of the volume issue.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Mscaler/Qutest, Geitnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

Second system
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

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Re: What does hi-fi mean

Unread post by Welder » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:39 pm

I take it you must have compared the Audioquests to the Chord? What did you think?
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Re: What does hi-fi mean

Unread post by CN211276 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:49 pm

The DF Red is close to the Chord Mojo at less than half the price. I use the Mojo for headphone listening at home and the far more portable DF when out. I used to use the Mojo with my system. The Qutest is better with the same sound signature and does not require charging, but is three times the price.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Mscaler/Qutest, Geitnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

Second system
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

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Re: What does hi-fi mean

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:42 pm

So has it been decided - does hi-fi exist or has it just become a tool for the slurping bullshitter marketing men.

My opinion - we have lost it because the latest trends have lost the music.

Biggest offenders, DACs with digital signal processing, WAF towers, Class D. But so much more is not up to standard and is an insult to music and musicians.

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