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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

 

 

Are you sure this isn't due to using optical input with your new unit, and, based upon previous posts, you were using coax in with your old?? Even Rob Watts prefers optical...

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by sa92058 View Post
 

My SECOND Hugo that i just got recently sounds DIFFERENT than the first one i had to return because of a coax jack issue. 

 

In addition, it sounds like both units were not on hand at the same time to compare? If not, such statements are most definitely not trustworthy in the least. And even if so, there are so many variables at play here. 

 

It doesn't matter. Mine sounds great. If it is different, who's to say that the difference is better? More full-bodied is definitely not something I would want from the HUGO. I like the timbre and organic feel exactly as it is. 

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Thanks!

I presume it's available online?

I have been using Sysconcepts for years. The 1300 fiber is the best (I tried 13,000 but the sound was not as good and it is very fragile) and they know exactly how to fit the optical cable to your application. The 1300 fiber cable can handle any of the resolutions and has been tested to transmit better than glass. I started using their product back in late 2006 after inquiring if they could make some special optical cables for my needs. From there they have gotten a good handle on all these new daps. 


Edited by jamato8 - 5/16/14 at 5:21pm
post #3063 of 14261
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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post


Are you sure this isn't due to using optical input with your new unit, and, based upon previous posts, you were using coax in with your old?? Even Rob Watts prefers optical...



I wouldn't worry about it. So is mine, and it sounds sublime.

Mine too, thanks, relieved.
post #3064 of 14261
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I have been using Sysconcepts for years. The 1300 fiber is the best (I tried 13,000 but the sound was not as good and it is very fragile) and they know exactly how to fit the optical cable to your application. The 1300 fiber cable can handle any of the resolutions and has been tested to transmit better than glass. I started using their product back in late 2006 after inquiring if they could make some special optical cables for my needs. From there they have gotten a good handle on all these new daps. 

OK, looks like I need to put in another order.
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Let me be very clear here: I'm comparing sound quality from my first unit using the coax to the sound quality of the unit I have now using the COAX.......with the exact same source material and sample rate.I only mentioned the fact that my current unit now came with 3 different sized optical cables(first unit didn't)  I ONLY USED A HIGH END COAX ON BOTH UNITS TO COMPARE. My new unit also has 4 ultra pure silver battery leads which has further increased the CLARITY and imaging of my 2nd. Hugo with my JH16 FREAQPHASE.

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I have been using Sysconcepts for years. The 1300 fiber is the best (I tried 13,000 but the sound was not as good and it is very fragile) and they know exactly how to fit the optical cable to your application. The 1300 fiber cable can handle any of the resolutions and has been tested to transmit better than glass. I started using their product back in late 2006 after inquiring if they could make some special optical cables for my needs. From there they have gotten a good handle on all these new daps. 

great customer service!!

Sysconcepts just emailed me that my cable will shipped next Tuesday!!!!

can't wait!!!
post #3067 of 14261
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Originally Posted by sa92058 View Post

Let me be very clear here: I'm comparing sound quality from my first unit using the coax to the sound quality of the unit I have now using the COAX.......with the exact same source material and sample rate.I only mentioned the fact that my current unit now came with 3 different sized optical cables(first unit didn't)  I ONLY USED A HIGH END COAX ON BOTH UNITS TO COMPARE. My new unit also has 4 ultra pure silver battery leads which has further increased the CLARITY and imaging of my 2nd. Hugo with my JH16 FREAQPHASE.


I had a first and second Hugo. The first sounded as good as the second. Only difference was spacing around input and output jacks.
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I finally have a loaner Hugo in the house (only 4 months later than I planned, but still). With (damped) HD800s and various HDTracks music via USB it is excellent, as I expected. The sound to me is very liquid -- everything flows in such a lovely way. I could easily be happy selling the rest of my gear and just using this. 

 

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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

Desperately waiting for a comparison with the M7 :popcorn:

 

Soon, I hope.

 

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Originally Posted by sa92058 View Post
 

Let me be very clear here: I'm comparing sound quality from my first unit using the coax to the sound quality of the unit I have now using the COAX.......with the exact same source material and sample rate.I only mentioned the fact that my current unit now came with 3 different sized optical cables(first unit didn't)  I ONLY USED A HIGH END COAX ON BOTH UNITS TO COMPARE. My new unit also has 4 ultra pure silver battery leads which has further increased the CLARITY and imaging of my 2nd. Hugo with my JH16 FREAQPHASE.

 

Are you sure the volume is at the exact same level on both units? I've been caught out by slight volume differences before.


Edited by Currawong - 5/17/14 at 3:22am
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This most recent last shipment of Hugo's is the one I have.No sonic differences were reported in the first two shipments.

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I just received mine as well. There is no change to circuitry etc.
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I have been using Sysconcepts for years. The 1300 fiber is the best (I tried 13,000 but the sound was not as good and it is very fragile) and they know exactly how to fit the optical cable to your application. The 1300 fiber cable can handle any of the resolutions and has been tested to transmit better than glass. I started using their product back in late 2006 after inquiring if they could make some special optical cables for my needs. From there they have gotten a good handle on all these new daps. 

I emailed them "I heard there are two different types of cables. One with 1300 strands
> and the other 13000 strands. If so, can you help to change the order to
> one each? Both to be used to connect Chord Hugo and AK240. Thanks!"

And the reply was "The 13000 - strands fiber was just a prototype and not in production.

Apparently there is not much difference when it comes to sound between 1300 fiber and 13000 fiber so we do not offer it as this fiber has a
different diameter core 1.5mm

Though, many users notices big difference between single core fiber and 1300-core fiber, so this is the only one we offer in production".
Edited by sutjahjo - 5/16/14 at 6:52pm
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I should say only difference I heard was in crossfeed
post #3073 of 14261

volume comparison is fairly easy with the Hugo because of the subtle color changes on the digital control.

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Soon, I hope.
My savior!
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I also would encourage all Hugo owners to hook up their units to a good Blueray player and run some DTS master audio movie tracks thru thru the DAC and learn about the DYNAMIC RANGE this DAC  is really capable of.I kept thinking I just made a major headphone upgrade from my JH16  Freaqphase but then after the movie I saw Hugo lit up by the Blueray player and remembered the only difference was that it was in the signal chain. amazing!:gs1000smile:

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