My visit to CH Precision in beautiful Switzerland

wisnon

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They have mad skills my friend.
I can't speak for others but they have it all together

I have been to CH twice (old office and new), but not the metal shop in La Locle. I have been to old office and new of Goldmund and many times to Dartzeel. Been to the satellite office of Illusonic. Once to Stenheim. I have an open invit to Audio Consulting and would like to visit Nagra. Spent a few hours years back with Rowen.The perfectionist theme is a universally recurring one here. I live in CH and work about 25mins drive from CH Precision. Loris and Florian are very cool people.
 

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Model 201? Is this a new model?
NO what you are seeing is a face plate that they use for color comparison which i done under a special light and they have a standard which all are compared to.
 

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Some additional info regarding the new updated C1/D1 HD boards and HD link from CH.
“The upgrade is simple to perform. The HD boards replace the current ones. The HD boards fit inside the unit in the slot previously used by the current boards. A firmware update has to be performed to enable the HD boards (firmware on our website). The old boards can be discarded and you don't need to send them back. The old boards don't work with the new piece of firmware and therefore they won't appear in the menus. In other words, you cannot have both the HD and the old board in the same unit. Please note that if both units are inadvertently fitted together in a unit, nothing bad will happen, no board nor the unit will suffer any hardware damage.
The ordering process goes through your dealer, but you can then opt for the dealer to install the board or you can install it yourself. To be on the safe side, I however always recommend you to ask an authorized dealer to perform the update.
The HD boards provide more processing power and is to be seen as a platform for enabling new features. The CH Link HD is the new CH Link between D1 and C1. The transmission mechanism is further improved. Besides, The C1 HD board (DIG_IN_HD) allows a new filter to be implemented, filter that replaces all the previous filters for PCM and DSD (linear phase, minimal phase, etc). This filter is much more complex and resource hungry than the ones it replaces. it is a filter post up-sampler allowing the audio data to be better presented to the converter chips, improving the conversion process.

Thanks to the HD boards and its processing power, future software features can be added simply by software updates.
Please note that no new development will be made to the current C1 DIG In and D1 Dig Out boards.

The cost for the C1 DIG_IN_HD board is $2'500. The cost for the D1 DIG_OUT_HD board is also $2'500. A 1-meter CH Link HD cable costs $2’000.

A product update policy is in place for C1 and D1 units purchased in 2017 and after:
C1: 50% off MSRP (DIG_IN HD)
D1: update free of charge (DIG_OUT_HD)
C1 Mono: all the C1 Mono units ever produced receive the HD upgrade free of charge (DIG_IN_HD). Besides, ordering the C1 to C1 Mono upgrade automatically includes the upgrade to HD board(s) at no cost.

Please note that all the I1 integrated amplifiers will be fitted with the DIG_IN_HD board.”

Hope this helps.
Chris
 
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CKKeung

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Hello Elliot and Chris,

Many thanks for sharing with us the photos and info on CH Link HD!

Do you have any additional info on the so-called CH C1.1?
Is the new CH Link HD its only improved/new feature?
Or there are still some new features to be announced later?

IMO CH Link HD benefits mostly D1+C1 owners, but there are many C1 owners who use C1 mainly for CAS (as a network dac).

Thank you again!
 

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Hello Elliot and Chris,

Many thanks for sharing with us the photos and info on CH Link HD!

Do you have any additional info on the so-called CH C1.1?
Is the new CH Link HD its only improved/new feature?
Or there are still some new features to be announced later?

IMO CH Link HD benefits mostly D1+C1 owners, but there are many C1 owners who use C1 mainly for CAS (as a network dac).

Thank you again!
As far as I was told, I don't work for or at CH, I am a dealer like others there is NO ,model change its still a C1 and this is the only change I was informed about.
 

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Thanks Steve.
 

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