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Originally Posted by podeschi View Post

Received the 2tb seagate wireless plus today. What format files are required to stream 192 files? It isn't recognizing aif files thru CCK into HD USB. If I change the extension to aiff then it worked sporadically. Any advice?


You did notice that when you use the wifi connection, Seagate, it is a slow connection, edit: I've gotten different info on this.  That would be a problem for hi rez, I would imagine.  So you must hard wire the drive to the playing device and then to the Hugo?  Correct?  But then that defeats the purpose of the drive?  no?

 

Here's how fast the wifi is when streaming.  This is probably why your having drop outs would be my guess.

Does Seagate Wireless Plus stream in HD?

It is capable of streaming in HD up to 10 megabits per second but some devices may not support High Definition formatted videos.


Edited by elviscaprice - 5/18/14 at 12:12am
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Spend the morning testing the optical and coaxial implementation using my DD socket 1 which uses ipod touch digital signal and converts it to digital out via coaxial and optical out.

 

To my ears coaxial seems much more cleaner and neutral where as optical comes across as maybe a touch warmer on bass and has a little more sparks? Hard to tell, they both sound great, 

 

Right now I am waiting for chord leather case and few cables from chord company to be released. 

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Hi guys I'd think this would be the best place to ask this:

 

Sometimes when I'm listening to my Hugo (AK240-Optical, MacBookPro-USB) the light indicating the bitrate flickers and the sound becomes loud pops. This happens during a song and it is very surprising and can probably damage my hearing especially when I use my CIEMs. Does this happen to you guys too? And was this discussed before?

 

Also my only complaint with the Hugo is the 3.5mm slots are too recessed that my CIEMs have to use the larger plug to work, and some Optical cables don't fit because the slot is too small.

 

Otherwise its a beautiful DAC/Amp.

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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

Hi guys I'd think this would be the best place to ask this:

Sometimes when I'm listening to my Hugo (AK240-Optical, MacBookPro-USB) the light indicating the bitrate flickers and the sound becomes loud pops. This happens during a song and it is very surprising and can probably damage my hearing especially when I use my CIEMs. Does this happen to you guys too? And was this discussed before?

Also my only complaint with the Hugo is the 3.5mm slots are too recessed that my CIEMs have to use the larger plug to work, and some Optical cables don't fit because the slot is too small.

Otherwise its a beautiful DAC/Amp.

hi VZ, don't sound right. I use AK240 optical to HuGo, usb to hUgO, no popping and flickering bit rate lights.
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

Hi guys I'd think this would be the best place to ask this:

Sometimes when I'm listening to my Hugo (AK240-Optical, MacBookPro-USB) the light indicating the bitrate flickers and the sound becomes loud pops. This happens during a song and it is very surprising and can probably damage my hearing especially when I use my CIEMs. Does this happen to you guys too? And was this discussed before?

Also my only complaint with the Hugo is the 3.5mm slots are too recessed that my CIEMs have to use the larger plug to work, and some Optical cables don't fit because the slot is too small.

Otherwise its a beautiful DAC/Amp.

I don't have the problem.

Caveats : I only use Hugo with AK240 and I only have flac and DSD files.
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post
 

Hi guys I'd think this would be the best place to ask this:

 

Sometimes when I'm listening to my Hugo (AK240-Optical, MacBookPro-USB) the light indicating the bitrate flickers and the sound becomes loud pops. This happens during a song and it is very surprising and can probably damage my hearing especially when I use my CIEMs. Does this happen to you guys too? And was this discussed before?

 

Also my only complaint with the Hugo is the 3.5mm slots are too recessed that my CIEMs have to use the larger plug to work, and some Optical cables don't fit because the slot is too small.

 

Otherwise its a beautiful DAC/Amp.

 

I had some of that with my microStreamer - particularly nasty with IEMs. Thankfully, the only time I have any sort of issue like that with Hugo is when I turn it on after I've actually started to play a song - an obvious no-no. Try playing your music with the power cable connected to the Hugo and see if it keeps happening - I believe there were some issues as the battery ran low on power, but I'll leave that one to Rob, 

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 8:29pm
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I decided to hook up my portable amp and see what happens. Almost all my amp degraded the sound except 627x . The output stage of chord HUGO sound identical to 627x where as my other portable amp degraded the sound.

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I think your other amps are designed for iphone/ipods hence..
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Last day at Munich for the Chord/Noble Tour... next stop Newport Beach, USA.

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The only reason why I am after an amp is because I don't like the silicon knob on the HUGO. 

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The only reason why I am after an amp is because I don't like the silicon knob on the HUGO. 

Hi Moe

Please Dont see at the silicon , please see My Friend set Up With his Hugo
You Will Love more Your Hugo With Coax cable

post #3133 of 14209
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post
 

Hi guys I'd think this would be the best place to ask this:

 

Sometimes when I'm listening to my Hugo (AK240-Optical, MacBookPro-USB) the light indicating the bitrate flickers and the sound becomes loud pops. This happens during a song and it is very surprising and can probably damage my hearing especially when I use my CIEMs. Does this happen to you guys too? And was this discussed before?

 

Also my only complaint with the Hugo is the 3.5mm slots are too recessed that my CIEMs have to use the larger plug to work, and some Optical cables don't fit because the slot is too small.

 

Otherwise its a beautiful DAC/Amp.

My experience of it popping in an out is use of 3.5mm optical adaptors, which do not work well. I asked Matt at Chord, and he kindly replied on a Sunday morning and said:

 

 " This sounds more like a problem with the optical cable or the 3.5mm optical adapter. The AK products and the Mac both use the 3.5mm optical connector which means you need the special cable or adapter. I have had various reports of the adapters not working or breaking the signal. We can supply a known working toslink to 3.5mm cable if required. Many of our distributors have spare stock of cables they can send out."

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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


Hi Moe

Please Dont see at the silicon , please see My Friend set Up With his Hugo
You Will Love more Your Hugo With Coax cable

 

Rudi what is your view of ZX-1 and HD USB? Is coaxial still better? I currently use my C4 with HUGO for it and like it alot. 

post #3135 of 14209

Colorfly C4 coaxial out is just simply superb, crazy good. The upsampling somehow really works well with HUGO. I dont know why but it changes the soundstage somehow.

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