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post #46 of 519
At this point no one can know. I've asked two of my local sellers who all claim to have sold their allocated first batch when I can audition them, reply is if they can order more perhaps late January.

For me dxd is important . Not that I have any dxd album at that price I want something future proof.
post #47 of 519
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

At this point no one can know. I've asked two of my local sellers who all claim to have sold their allocated first batch when I can audition them, reply is if they can order more perhaps late January.

For me dxd is important . Not that I have any dxd album at that price I want something future proof.


Agree with you, a purchase like this should be future proof definitely. Let's wait and see then.

post #48 of 519
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I acknowledge your quotation marks, but still...

Yeah that's true man.

post #49 of 519

Digital volume control but any sort of knob or remote? 

Would this be capable of driving 600 ohm beyerdynamic t1's?  Not sure how the 110db into 300ohm headphones would convert to the 600ohm T1's

post #50 of 519
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Originally Posted by third_eye View Post
 

The Chord Qute EX DAC is getting rave reviews, lots of info over on computeraudiophile.com ; if the Hugo has that level of DAC performance (it actually claims to be higher), this could be be quite the game changer.


Hopefully the dacs performance is up next to that of the Qute EX, though i'm not thinking it will be likely since the HUGO and QUTE EX retail for about the same.  Hard to imagine they could cram the performance of the EX into the hugo along with headphone amp, batteries, bluetooth, etc and sell it for the same price.

post #51 of 519

John Franks talking about the Chord Hugo and the technology

 

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trypeVPenSE

 

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJWnhIRw9HM

post #52 of 519

What we need is a good dap with high capacity and coax out and you are set for a long time I guess, no need to upgrade things every 6 months.

 

X5 comes to my mind first. Dual micro sd card slots are nice.

 

Anyone knows whether Sony ZX1 has digital out or not? I think with special cable you can connect it to Hugo and use Hugo's dac/amp section.

post #53 of 519
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Originally Posted by Sasaki View Post
 

Hi all,

I wrote up the preview report of CHORD Hugo in my blog section.

This is based on Hugo preview event in Tokyo. John Franks came to show us the proto type.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/698455/chord-hugo-preview-report

 

   

Very nice preview.

Would you know if it could take an output from a DAP (i.e. AK100 or Sony ZX1) without and if so up to 24/192 for PCM and DoP as well?

post #54 of 519
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Originally Posted by robbbby View Post
 

Digital volume control but any sort of knob or remote? 

Would this be capable of driving 600 ohm beyerdynamic t1's?  Not sure how the 110db into 300ohm headphones would convert to the 600ohm T1's

The volume control looks to be an optical encoder so no more pots - only put this on real expensive stuff typically. Think somewhere it was mentioned that the volume did not chop bits off so that's fantastic.

 

No idea on you HP question though.

post #55 of 519
Thread Starter 
The rotary dial on the top is volume knob. The movement is optically encoded.
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Originally Posted by robbbby View Post

Digital volume control but any sort of knob or remote? 
Would this be capable of driving 600 ohm beyerdynamic t1's?  Not sure how the 110db into 300ohm headphones would convert to the 600ohm T1's
post #56 of 519
Thread Starter 
Thanks.
You can use optical cable to hook AK100 up with Hugo.
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Originally Posted by harmonix View Post

Very nice preview.
Would you know if it could take an output from a DAP (i.e. AK100 or Sony ZX1) without and if so up to 24/192 for PCM and DoP as well?
post #57 of 519
Thread Starter 
Hi all, thank you for the comments.

> I believe that the i compatible USB imput of the HUGO is limited to 16 bits/44 kHz ??

Yes hires USB input requires a custom driver so you can not install it on iPads.
post #58 of 519
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The interviewer in the part2 is me smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

John Franks talking about the Chord Hugo and the technology

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trypeVPenSE

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJWnhIRw9HM
post #59 of 519
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Originally Posted by Sasaki View Post

The interviewer in the part2 is me smily_headphones1.gif

 

Sasaki you're lucky guy... a great interview and was a great help in 'trying' to understand the technical side of things, well done.

 

I wonder if you could possibly help regarding connecting the Sony ZX1 or F886/7 Walkman's to the Chord Hugo... I have this WM-Port>Female USB connector which is meant to allow for connection to a exterior DAC... if you could advise it would be greatly appreciated.

 

post #60 of 519

This has really piqued my interest.  My main concern would be how well the Bluetooth radio is shielded to keep any sort of noise out of the system while using Bluetooth.  Depending on how ridiculous they price this thing, I may consider selling both my RSA amps to give this a go.  I like that they implemented the aptX, so if I want to stream from my phone, I can (it has aptX codec supported).  Really, this could really be the ultimate portable dac/amp right now if they implement all the features properly.

 

Edit: After seeing some more pictures, it looks to be a bit large for true portable use.  Also, the rumor mill puts this at ~$2000....a bit high for a portable IMO, even with that feature set.


Edited by revolutionz - 1/9/14 at 8:36pm
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