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I did a review of the Hugo recently. Here It is for anyone interested ¬

 

http://headphone.guru/chord-electronics-hugo/#comment-49

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Hugo comparison to Geek Wave. (I have not heard the Wave): http://www.head-fi.org/t/713829/light-harmonic-geek-wave/660#post_10871785.

 

 

 

As 'comparisons' go, that's right up there with 'Chevy's rool and Fords suck !'  ;)

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I'm in a search for new DAC for HeadAmp KGSS -> Stax 404LE, now I can buy used Lavry DA11, NAD M51 or Metrum Octave for practically the same price, which one is better for rock and metal music (more dynamic, better PRaT, overall balance)?

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Apologies to be a bother guys, but would like to hear some (more in depth?) thoughts - If I could get the Gungnir USB Gen2 and a second hand Lavry DA11 for about the same price, which one would be the overall better choice?
The genre I listen to varies quite a bit (piano, vocals, electronic/ambiance, pop, instrumental), but I am in particular pretty fond of female vocals - Would that indicate the Gungnir could be a better choice for me?

Thanks.
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If you are using USB and not afraid of hard hitting dynamics, get the Gungnir. The DA11 does have a nice stereo width setting for headphone use, so that may be a consideration. Both DACs are on the smoother sounding side without the digital hash. The Gungnir is a little sweeter sounding with vocals.

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