I’d be interested in a Blu2 but without the CD bit (I already have a world class CD player I don’t use). I’ve been told a couple of times by dealers I need to hear Dave fronted by the Blu2 (and to keep a tight hold of my socks).
Same here Nick. My dealer kindly demonstrated the combination to me a couple of weeks ago, and it definitely added something good to DAVE's sound quality. But I really don't want to fork out for a CD mechanism I'm very unlikely to use. A friend & fellow Forumite reckons the same CD ripped to Melco & streamed sounds better than when played direct on the Blu2/DAVE.
that's complete nonsense TonyM. I've heard Blu2/Dave many times, and there's no scenario in which bare Dave no matter how it is fed (and I have tried) sounds better than Blu2/Dave.
Analogmusic..........what were the combinations with DAVE that you compared to the Blu2/DAVE?
as unbelievable as it seems, the Dave makes Hugo TT sound broken, and Blu2/Dave makes the Dave sound broken.
It doesn't matter how what sources are used, whether Naim HDX, Auralic Aries streamer, Macbook Pro with Audirvana, Laptop with Jriver..... I would have thought the Naim HDX was easily the best source, but the Blu2 is something from another planet compared to bare Dave.
I couldn't listen to Hugo anymore once I heard Dave and it is proving very difficult to pretend Blu2 doesn't exist (for me)