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post #331 of 547
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Originally Posted by yiokuan View Post

Audionewbi, who cares how odd looking the stack may be as long as those gears deliver the sound we want.
Hugo is awesome and that RCA or 3.5M interconnect is crucial piece of link to carry all the details to the Wagnus.

agreed, i normally dont mind taking large stacks to park and using them while i enjoy a late afternoon but I think that is might be taking things a little too far.

 

I think I will be happy with C4+Wagnus alot

 

What is important for me is to review all these sources carefully and see which one is truly a worth the money. From what I've read (could be just placebo) some hardcore japanese audiophile seem to like wagnus right out of their old ipod nano as they believe wagnus is able to scale up the signal that enters it greatly (soundstage, instrument separation, etc).

post #332 of 547
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post
 

seem to like wagnus right out of their old ipod nano as they believe wagnus is able to scale up the signal that enters it greatly (soundstage, instrument separation, etc).

 

I can attest to this, the wagnus with just a humble j3 sounded amazing.

post #333 of 547

Is there any way to get the gain lowered on the Wagnus? It sounds amazing, but the volume range is too limited.

post #334 of 547
I think their PAD So is for that.
post #335 of 547

I'm not sure if I'm crazy, but I find the GO-DAP Limited has a more expansive soundstage with the wagnus than the hugo with the wagnus? :confused_face_2: 

post #336 of 547
What configuration are you using the dd socket 1?
post #337 of 547
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

What configuration are you using the dd socket 1?

 

Maybe the hugo is not burned in or something, but I'm finding the iPhone ---> go-dap dd limited 12v ---> wagnus is more engaging than iPhone --- go-dap dd limited 12v ---> hugo ---> wagnus.

 

Maybe I've gone mad

 

I'm suspecting the problem might be that with the hugo to wagnus, because of the wagnus's limited volume range I have to lower the volume on the hugo quite a bit which is probably not optimal

 

Maybe I should order a pad-so for the wagnus so I can use the hugo at full line out mode with the wagnus


Edited by zachchen1996 - 5/25/14 at 7:49pm
post #338 of 547
Probably but at the end it is preference that matters. At times i like MHdQ7 more than 627x.
post #339 of 547
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Probably but at the end it is preference that matters. At times i like MHdQ7 more than 627x.

 

I'm really hoping that the volume attenuation is the reason that the hugo is not sounding as engaging as the go-dap limited right now, because there's no way that the go-dap can be better than the hugo right? :ph34r: 

 

Problem with getting a pad-so is that it is another component in the audio chain which would theoretically decrease transparency

 

Did you feel that the hugo needed a lot of burn to open up? Or did you not notice any significant changes with burn in?


Edited by zachchen1996 - 5/25/14 at 8:04pm
post #340 of 547
As sais before dd socket o1 with the right amp can compete well against HUGO, only when used on larger system we notice the HUGO quality over DD socket 1.

after reading alot about the attenuators it should not impact the sound quality. At some cases it can even improve the sound. He spend a lot of time on getting it right.
post #341 of 547

Yeah, guess I'll never know until I get the pad-so, it's so expensive though :tongue_smile:

 

Did you get your wagnus yet?

post #342 of 547
Yea it is not cheap and i do hope i wouldn't be needing it.

I still haven't got mine yet, ive contacted Dimitri for a tracking number . He was away so he thinks his assistance might have posted already. I think they might have forgot and likely it is going to be sent to me today.

never waited for anything this long biggrin.gif My senses all going crazy but nothing i can do about it.

sometimes honestly think it is all not worth it, but i guess i wouldn't know till i try it myself.

anyways hopefully it is all that i wanted.
post #343 of 547
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Yea it is not cheap and i do hope i wouldn't be needing it.

I still haven't got mine yet, ive contacted Dimitri for a tracking number . He was away so he thinks his assistance might have posted already. I think they might have forgot and likely it is going to be sent to me today.

never waited for anything this long biggrin.gif My senses all going crazy but nothing i can do about it.

sometimes honestly think it is all not worth it, but i guess i wouldn't know till i try it myself.

anyways hopefully it is all that i wanted.

 

Oh I can guarantee you will not be disappointed with the Wagnus :D

 

I'm just a bit baffled by the Hugo's performance as of now, but it really is probably due to lowering the volume on it so much when using it with the wagnus which would cause a decrease in resolution, dynamics, etc.

post #344 of 547
Try buying a cheap resistor and see if that helps you. I think you can lower wagnus power by using one 1.5 v batter and one blank battery.
post #345 of 547

Hmm, there appears to be two versions of the pad-so?

 

Pad-so & pad-so evoluzione. Seems that the evoluzione is supposed to be the better version, guess I'll have to suck it up & order one from price japan.
 

 

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