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post #2326 of 6930
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Originally Posted by elviscaprice View Post


And if Chord came out tomorrow and said that the BT connection is more for the novelty and not to be taken as a serious audiophile connection (which was basically my interpretation from the beginning).  Then what would you say about the Hugo?
Would it still be worth the $2400 smackeroos?
Maybe it's just too many bells and whistles, in too small a package .

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post #2327 of 6930
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Originally Posted by deadie View Post
 

 

2nd paragraph from Chord's home page:

 

"Born from the highly demanding world of aircraft avionics, Chord Electronics maintains a commitment to exemplary engineering, cutting-edge technology and exceptional build quality. Ingeniously designed for high performance over the long term, Chord products are renowned internationally for their advanced technology which is amongst the best in the world. Since 1996, Chord’s collaboration with Robert Watts, a digital design genius with 30 years’ DAC technology development experience, has produced a number of advanced digital products that are, quite simply, without equal."
 

I suspect Chord does not develop nor retract "novelty".

 

If they hold themselves to such acclaim and standards, then so should customers.


I fail to even fathom the connection you are trying to make here about the (exemplary, cutting-edge technology, exceptional, ingenious, advanced, best in the world, without equal) Chord Hugo.  So your saying it isn't as it stands with the novel BT capability?

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Geeez. I realized my BT does work, with low res so it is most likely my computer not keeping up with higher res. I get no hiss at all. Why the variations with some people I don't know. But blue tooth isn't something I bought the Hugo for anyway. 

 

I don't think the ESR of the battery is holding up the Hugo as you have caps of very low esr after the batteries, don't see that as any way a fault. Enjoy the music. 

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Small batteries have greater internal resistance to DC current flow;which can affect sound quality in portable devices like my hugo.The internal DC resistance in large can be MUCH lower and make portable devices sound MUCH better.Hugo's small portable batteries are the ONLY THING THAT IS KEEPING THIS BEAST ON IT'S LEACH sound quality wise.The hugo is GREAT dac and headphone amp that is constrained by design for portable use. I put my own 3a/16pro on to a big battery and found myself at a whole different level sound quality wise. THE HUGO RUNNING ON IT'S OWN BATTERIES IS LIKE YOU RUNNING E85 IN YOUR CAR!

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Originally Posted by sa92058 View Post
 

Small batteries have greater internal resistance to DC current flow;which can affect sound quality in portable devices like my hugo.The internal DC resistance in large can be MUCH lower and make portable devices sound MUCH better.Hugo's small portable batteries are the ONLY THING THAT IS KEEPING THIS BEAST ON IT'S LEACH sound quality wise.The hugo is GREAT dac and headphone amp that is constrained by design for portable use. I put my own 3a/16pro on to a big battery and found myself at a whole different level sound quality wise. THE HUGO RUNNING ON IT'S OWN BATTERIES IS LIKE YOU RUNNING E85 IN YOUR CAR!


Pictures please.  Would love to see how you modified your Hugo into a better world class desktop DAC/AMP.

At least I hope this is what your saying?


Edited by elviscaprice - 4/24/14 at 7:09pm
post #2331 of 6930

Richard at Aum Acoustics is an authorized Chord Hugo dealer that bypassed Hugo's batteries differently with even greater results.Both of us have high end home systems and good ears.

post #2332 of 6930
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Originally Posted by sa92058 View Post
 

Richard at Aum Acoustics is an authorized Chord Hugo dealer that bypassed Hugo's batteries differently with even greater results.Both of us have high end home systems and good ears.


Any links to Richard's modifications?

Isn't the Chord Hugo connected by USB to a PC/MAC(hi rez) and the Audeze LCD-X cans a world class system?  :beyersmile:

Simplicity and precision is a beautiful thing!!

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Bypassed with what? 

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OMG I am ready to unsubscribe. I give up - I wish chord had never implemented Bluetooth. I have not even tried it on my Hugo.
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Hugo's internal batteries serve their purpose for the portability intent:But I am talking about taking this reference DAC and unleaching it's greatest SQ potential with the absolute best power source for home use.POWER SUPPLY really makes that much of a difference with this level of DAC/AMP.

post #2336 of 6930
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Originally Posted by sa92058 View Post
 

Hugo's internal batteries serve their purpose for the portability intent:But I am talking about taking this reference DAC and unleaching it's greatest SQ potential with the absolute best power source for home use.POWER SUPPLY really makes that much of a difference with this level of DAC/AMP.


Your killing me with suspense.  Show me the money!!!  Pictures pleaaaaaase.

 

I would like to also here from Rob Watts concerning alternate power supply modifications with the Chord Hugo.  Looking over the past posts I see he basically side stepped this question.


Edited by elviscaprice - 4/24/14 at 8:05pm
post #2337 of 6930

I never considered using Hugo with Bluetooth. 

post #2338 of 6930
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Originally Posted by sa92058 View Post
 

Hugo's internal batteries serve their purpose for the portability intent:But I am talking about taking this reference DAC and unleaching it's greatest SQ potential with the absolute best power source for home use.POWER SUPPLY really makes that much of a difference with this level of DAC/AMP.

Great. So what did you do?

post #2339 of 6930
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

Maybe it's just too many bells and whistles, in too small a package .
You could be on something or onto something sir. Cutting edge high tech is a dicey game at best. Look at the Boeing Dreamliner for example. A lot of glitches at the start, but what pilot wouldn't want to captain arguably the most technologically advanced passenger aircraft going. Since, as I was informed earlier, the Hugo has only been out a few weeks it will be interesting to see how things shake out. As far as the Bluetooth goes I'll just say that I've been in homes that have a completely integrated wireless audio/visual system and it's a pretty cool thing.
post #2340 of 6930
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

Great. So what did you do?


And then all that was left was those damn crickets!!

         :popcorn: Elvis

 

EDIT:  Until someone can document here with photos and/or detailed description, a modification, I don't believe them.


Edited by elviscaprice - 4/24/14 at 8:36pm
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