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I am now using my Chord Hugo in my main system powering a pair of Almarro A340 monoblocks (I will provide pictures when I have time) that arrived a couple of days ago.       The sound is quite staggering. The Hugo is more than capable of delivering a good signal to such High End kit.   Coincidentally, just after they arrived I went to my local Hi-Fi store (Grahams HiFi, Ilford, London). They are not known for selling headphone kit, but are selling the Chord Hugo to...
 Honestly, the AK240 is nearly as good as the Hugo on its own - I have both and find them different but equally pleasing, with my SE846's.IMHO the hugo is better than the AK240 with larger headphones like my T5p's.The hugo really shines in a big system though - I mean REALLY!
 Yep - I've got one - its gorgeous :-)
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 But if you wrap your DSD as a FLAC you can play it from the AK240 over optical - hence my statement 'AK240 does support DoP'. It is impossible to output raw DSD over optical.
 This is exactly what I meant. I use dsd2flac on my Mac and create the flacs containing DSD - they work perfectly on my AK240. Do any current DAC's do this automatically on -the-fly? I would have thought it would be a massive drain on the battery to do this. No device can pass raw DSD over optical, there simply isn't the bandwidth.
 AK240 does support DoP. I have played DSD from my AK240 to my Hugo using optical digital in this manner. Please get your facts straight.
Volumio can be controlled from uPnP control point (bug ticke in the box that) but it also has a nice web interface for local storage (if you have it) - and yes I am running it headless.
OK, so not strictly 'head-fi', but rather than use a mac mini I have started using a raspberry pi running 'Volumi' to feed the Hugo - so far an incredible combination!
Hi all,   got my Black Chord Hugo today - its very cool, and sounds pretty stunning.   Are there any hints and tips anywhere for getting the most from this when connecting it to a mac mini over USB.   I would like to completely convert my mac mini to an HD media centre but am having issues getting DSD (dff files) to stream to the Hugo. What software do people recommend for doing this? Is there something like Plex/XMBC that supports HD music...
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