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post #1441 of 9104
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

Apparently today to connect a SONY ZX1 to a HUGO, you need 2 pieces:  the WMC-NWH10 proprietary cable  PLUS a USB/mini-USB.


I understood that CHORD is looking into a better solution for Walkman's: a direct WM-Port/Mini-USB cable?

 

any news ?

 

Mimo is getting a specialist cable made, I'm waiting to see the outcome before ordering one... not sure if Chord will offer one.

post #1442 of 9104

Listened to the Hugo the first time today. It is beautiful and brilliant,  really happy with it.

post #1443 of 9104
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

 

Mimo is getting a specialist cable made, I'm waiting to see the outcome before ordering one... not sure if Chord will offer one.

please let us see the result.

 

thanks

post #1444 of 9104
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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post
 

 

I agree, the Hugo sounds best with the coax input. A good usb/spdif converter doesn't hurt.

 

Does that mean that :   iPad/iPhone/Android> Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Solo >COAX>HUGO  will sound better than   iPad/iPhone/Android> CCK > USB-mini>HUGO  ?

 

It is worth the extra "brick" ?

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 8:54pm
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

That might somewhat depend on what lossless audio files we're playing as well as what USB cables versus coaxial cables we're talking about.

First of all, the original CLAS only supports iPad/iPhone/iPod so Android devices are no go. And CLAS might only support up to 48KHz so anything above that should be downcoverted accordingly. And then we'll have to figure out what coaxial cables will fit Hugo's recessed jack without an adapter of some sort. Of course we could also get a really nice 30-pin/Lightning to USB Type "A" cable for better sound.

Of course we could also feed Hugo's coaxial input with something even better than the original CLAS. However, most devices with RCA jacks for coaxial output aren't really all that portable to begin with. Colorfly C4 is an example for sure but its RCA jack is simply as recessed as Hugo's. And then we also have HM-901 / HM-802 with that relatively dock.

For Hugo's micro USB input, we just really don't have that many choices at the moment when it comes to flagship USB cables without any adapters. Besides, we're also limited by the quality of Apple's CCK by default unless we modify that cable manually.

Basically it all depends on how creative we're willing to get since the input jacks of Hugo are so tricky to begin with. Only DIY solutions will enable us to work around those challenges unless we don't mind any adapters.

If they're opting for mini USB for its HD USB input, then at least we could pick either Wireworld Platinum Starlight or Audioquest Diamond. Next in line would be Kimber or ViaBlue.

For now Vertere Double D D-Fi V2 USB could be our best bet for those of us without any DIY skills whatsoever.

Thanks for the info.. I can't seems to find any good audiophile micro usb cable, do u have any recommendation, I believe most are either usb b and mini. I am still hunting for one micro usb cable.
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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 8:54pm
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My gear:

 

Music files: FLAC lossless

 

Source: Surface Pro 1 running Jriver Media Center 19

DAC/Amp: Hugo Chord with no external headphone amplifier

Headphones: Audio-Technica W3000ANV, Audio-Technica ESW10JPN

 

Just beautiful music and sound quality - detailed and yet musical !!

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23171236@N03/13126766413/

 

After 3 weeks, I connected Chord Hugo as DAC to my main system:

 

Chord Hugo -> Densen DM-10  integrated amplifier -> ATC SCM12 speakers

 

Beautiful music again !!

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23171236@N03/13482138114/

 

fwiw, I let Chord Hugo output default volume and control the volume by Densen DM-10; to me it sounds better than increasing the volume output of Chord Hugo, don't know why.

 

Also, on the RCA connection, I have tried with Eichmann Bullet Plug and WBT-0110 NextGen, both fitting fine. My unit is of the original chassis.

 

Cheers,

post #1449 of 9104
Especially given the discussion around differences in input sound quality, I am posting my dealer's insights on the Hugo. I spent time with him on the phone this weekend. He is like us - a fanatic about what is best. I shared with him the Hugo is the only digital source I own or have heard (even driving my Audeze directly from CCK) that rivals my $50k turntable (spiral groove SG 1.1 with Goldfinger statement cartridge). I am surprised more people aren't writing how the Hugo is upending notions of what is possible in high end audio today.

http://aumacoustics.com/my_second_hugo_review.html
Edited by podeschi - 4/3/14 at 12:16am
post #1450 of 9104

To continue with the cable talk, what are some of the good RCA interconnects that you guys are using for the first edition chassis?

post #1451 of 9104
I vote seeteeyou as the most resourceful headfier for 2014 award. I am going to call moon audio tommorrow and get the silver dragon cable. One reviewer said it rivals a $700 cable.
post #1452 of 9104

May be THE source for the HUGO ?  The Panasonic FZ-M1

 

a rugged 7" Tablet with 256 Gb on board + MicroSD, USB 3 &  Windows 8.1 pro 64 bits:  384 Gb total !

 

by by ONKO player & UAPP,  Welcome  JRiver or Foobar :-)

 


Edited by bmichels - 4/3/14 at 12:26am
post #1453 of 9104
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

To continue with the cable talk, what are some of the good RCA interconnects that you guys are using for the first edition chassis?


Herron Audio and Audience.


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post #1454 of 9104
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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post

I vote seeteeyou as the most resourceful headfier for 2014 award. I am going to call moon audio tommorrow and get the silver dragon cable. One reviewer said it rivals a $700 cable.

I have the blue dragon and silver dragon. I prefer the blue dragon.


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post #1455 of 9104
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

To continue with the cable talk, what are some of the good RCA interconnects that you guys are using for the first edition chassis?

Zu Mission RCA, very neutral and coherent. Big bang for bucks.

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