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    Chord amps

    I've never heard anything Chord. I see the DAC's get talked about. I was wondering about their amps, any impressions or care to describe the sound?
    Aurender ACS10 w/Audioquest Diamond USB, Esoteric N05xd
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    Re: Chord amps

    I own an Ultima 5… fast, powerful and an absolute surgeon with complex music. Nothing loses its place or gets obscured.

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    Re: Chord amps

    I also have an interest in Chord amps, it’s a bit beyond my comfort zone and with a few notable exceptions most amps I demo definitely fall into the law of diminishing returns category. The hegel H590 kef blade combo sound great, but somebody had to post how the Blade/Chord combo were made for each other. Sigh
    KEF Blade, Mc-611's, C49 rega jupiter, roon nucleus, revox tuner. Meridian dsp8000 se upgrade, meridian 218 zone controller VA Beethoven's, Hegel h360.

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    Source: Auralic Aries G2 (with a Hoerwege PSU)/Roon Nucleus (with a Sean Jacobs ARC6-DC-4)
    Pre/DAC/Upsampling: Chord DAVE/HUGO M-Scaler (both with a Sean Jacobs ARC6-DC-4)
    Amplification: Chord Ultima 2 Reference
    Speakers: Vivid Audio Giya1 Spirit

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