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I've got a wadia 861 se and at the time decided not to buy the digital preamp section to it saving Me 2 grand so basically it has two balanced and two rca outputs only so I'm assuming i can't use my Hugo for the dac section,is that correct?,I assume i would need the wadia 270 transport only
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Originally Posted by hugoboss View Post
 


but that solution is to much it;s 1k USdollar only for the audiophelo

i think ifi usb power plus gemini cable is more worth in value vs performance

 

Of course I have to try everything viable on the market. I used the iFi USB for quite a while, and I returned it in favor of the PurePower. iFi worked well, but not PurePower well. Besides, the iFi is RF and noise filtering/reduction only, there's no clock correcting to it. So, assuming you are using an AP2 anyhow, the difference in price of the iFi and PP is not so significant. And the PP is battery powered, does not require a power supply, and is portable. No brainer, even if it doesn't work better, which it does, in my opinion. 

 

At this level of audio a couple hundred for something that is implemented far better, more versatile, and functions on a much better level, in my opinion, is absolutely needed. You're talking to an "audiophile" about value ; )

 

Headphones costing 20% of The Abyss sound 70% as good, but for me, the bliss is found in that last few percent. My goal is enjoyment, and it makes it that much more enjoyable : )

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Edited by PhilW - 5/3/14 at 5:26am
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PhilW, outstanding portable rig sir. Which IEM's are you using?
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Today i'm using Shure SE846

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if I could get the Ak120 work with Hugo i am all set. All I need is two 128 GB micro SD and honestly I am set. I've found my IEM, I've found my DAC/AMP. I honestly can live with this setup for a long time. Perhaps the only thing I will buy in the future is just an amp simply because I like using volume knobs more.

 

I am almost there, almost!

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Glad to see London grammar getting played,superb album love it
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And the song shyer probably best track on it
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I thought the Hugo wasn't that impressive the first three quarters of an hour from New but I find now it's really in your face with detail and can't see how anyone wouldn't be impressed from day one,I find their is so much going on that it's hard for my pea size brain to take in,it's nice to sit back with my arcam solo mini with my cup of holicks just to give my brain a rest
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Oh I did what Rob watts said well sort of,lay under the sun bed with the Mrs bringing me cocktails in her bikini and the Hugo definitely sounds better,a bit of a nightmare changing tracks with the goggles on but can't really complain
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

anyone compared  AK240>Optical>HUGO  to     Sony ZX1>USB>HUGO ?  which offer best SQ ? Those are my 2 options to replace my AK100 as a source for the HUGO.  

Very interested in this answer myself. Just picked up zx1, running an Intruder with it now for portability, but have my eye on a Hugo for a future addition to my family.

Would running a better source with a Hugo make much of a difference? I love my Sony, for me it's ideal. That being said, I've never seen much else though. Still learning this hobby.
post #2652 of 14318
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Originally Posted by warrior1975 View Post

Very interested in this answer myself. Just picked up zx1, running an Intruder with it now for portability, but have my eye on a Hugo for a future addition to my family.

Would running a better source with a Hugo make much of a difference? I love my Sony, for me it's ideal. That being said, I've never seen much else though. Still learning this hobby.
Save your money and stick with your zx1 with your Hugo and spend as much as possible on headphones,preferably the sennheiser Orpheus, get a second-hand pair off ebayer for 36 grand,bargain!
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Used? Nah, I want them new!!! lol. I figured as much, I'd sacrifice a little SQ to keep the Sony, was just more curious for my own knowledge if it was really different. I'm working on new CIEMS now, that's my next goal. Then possibly Hugo.

Thanks for your advice.
post #2654 of 14318
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Originally Posted by Hifi Nutter View Post

Save your money and stick with your zx1 with your Hugo and spend as much as possible on headphones,preferably the sennheiser Orpheus, get a second-hand pair off ebayer for 36 grand,bargain!
Im No expert ,crashem is the expert if you wanna know how things work internally but you won't regret buying the Hugo,trust Me believe the hype it really is life changing i would be lost without mine now and im seriously considering getting HUGO tattooed on my forehead,you never know chord might pay me a commission for advertising it!
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Hugo looks nice, and I've yet to read anything bad. How is it as far as being portable? It looked large, but I saw an Ipod attached to it and it didn't appear to be that big. I have to check ways of carrying it around, but I have time, this won't happen for many months.
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