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Originally Posted by tgx78 View Post
 

 

I am going to try my high fidelity RCAs on Hugo tomorrow at a local Chord dealer..

 

I doubt it will fit, but if it does that furutech connector looks bit thinner than connector found in CT-1E.

 

 


My CT-1's are basically the exact same size as the new larger holes (i.e they didn't fit).  I spoke at length with Rick and told him (in anticiaption of the Hugo a few weeks ago) that the holes were 13MM so he felt we had maybe .3 MM to spare...but no luck.  I didn't bother trying to force it, but eventually got a 1/4"-to-stereo-RCA adapter (i.e I am using the 1/4" headphone out) and now they work just fine.  And the large real estate contact areas on the 1/4" jack gives me satisfaction that I've got great signal transfer....oh, and it sounds sublime.  :)


Edited by ted_b - 5/19/14 at 5:10pm
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My CT-1's are basically the exact same size as the new larger holes (i.e they didn't fit).  I spoke at length with Rick and told him (in anticiaption of the Hugo a few weeks ago) that the holes were 13MM so he felt we had maybe .3 MM to spare...but no luck.  I didn't bother trying to force it, but eventually got a 1/4"-to-stereo-RCA adapter (i.e I am using the 1/4" headphone out) and now they work just fine.  And the large real estate contact areas on the 1/4" jack gives me satisfaction that I've got great signal transfer....oh, and it sounds sublime.  :)

 

ted_b.. good to know. Thanks.. btw, didn't you used to run exasound e20 before?


Edited by tgx78 - 5/19/14 at 5:21pm
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Ted_b, are those 1/4" to RCA female adapters custom built?
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

Ted_b, are those 1/4" to RCA female adapters custom built?


Yes, I had it (it's one piece) completely custom built by........wait for it......Radio Shack.  Argh.  It sounds great...if anyone knows of a better choice PLEASE point me in the direction.  Cuz this is the first time that my ultra-resolving high end main rig has a Radio Shack part in its dedicated signal path.  :)  But Rob Watts approves; he likes using the 1/4" output and told me I ought to solder a pair of wires to it (I'm no DIY guy).


Edited by ted_b - 5/19/14 at 7:02pm
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Originally Posted by tgx78 View Post
 

 

ted_b.. good to know. Thanks.. btw, didn't you used to run exasound e20 before?


I reveiwed the exaSound E20, but never owned it.  I own two dedicated multichannel DSD setups...one an exaSound E28 (which I also reveiwed) and one a prototype stack of three Mytek Stereo 192's (with synch'd work clock in/outsand a USB hub ).  My stereo DACs include the Hugo, the Qute EX and the Meitner MA-1. 

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Yes, I had it (it's one piece) completely custom built by........wait for it......Radio Shack.  Argh.  It sounds great...if anyone knows of a better choice PLEASE point me in the direction.  Cuz this is the first time that my ultra-resolving high end main rig has a Radio Shack part in its dedicated signal path.  :)  But Rob Watts approves; he likes using the 1/4" output and told me I ought to solder a pair of wires to it (I'm no DIY guy).

I have never really like RCA's or 1/4 jacks. Too much metal and most of the time it is bronze or a combination of materials. People go to great length, sometimes, for cables made of ultra pure silver, single crystal, multi stranded 32 gauge or finer and then use a big chunk of metal stuck on the ends. I don't get it. We stay with the same 80 year technology. For my home system I got special sockets that were ceramic based with silver contacts that took 18 gauge, of which I made custom 18gauge high purity silver for the plugs. This could be done commercially but no one does it. Anyway, I use Radio shack 5 dollar RCA's for some stuff as I am far from home and I prefer a hollow RCA to a solid one and I will bet no one can hear the difference and very well may prefer what I use. I will take tin plated to gold as I don't like what gold in general does with the signal when it is plated too thick as it is a poorer conductor than copper with silver being the best. But use it thin and it works but then won't take any wear at all so in wear situations, better to have none. IMO. 

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 8:29pm
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With inverter, this makes a ort
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Originally Posted by nOtEcH View Post

I am thinking about going off the grid myself.. just like you jamato8.. or almost anyway..

Would like to take the Hugo out camping this summer, and was thinking about this one:
http://www.goalzero.com/p/207/sherpa-100-power-pack

Shoud have enough juice to charge iPhone, iPad the Hugo and what not, and while charging it up each day with a solar panel or two I could be out for weeks if I wanted to. smily_headphones1.gif

With the inverter, this will be perfect for travelers.
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With inverter, this makes a ort
With the inverter, this will be perfect for travelers.

Yes. Agree. It is a great little device. But there are some restrictions regarding power on the inverter and it is not as efficient (20% into heat or something), so I will opt for a 12V cable directly to the Hugo in this case. But yeah.. I find it very appealing, and will get the inverter also. 

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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post seeteeyou's good stuff (Click to show)

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Not exactly sure if Lindy 35512 (2 quids from UK) were any better than the ones from Rat Shack but still worth a try? I posted a few links before

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683778/350cad-herus-asynchronous-usb-audio-2-0-24bit-352-8ks-s-dxd-and-dsd64-128-2-4vrms-headphone-dac/75#post_10048794
 

Alternatively, I recall that company called Music Hi-Fi in Taiwan was making lots of cables for RME MADI FX with 6.3-mm output as well. Bulk wires of Crystal Cable Special were terminated with Cardas 6.3-mm connector on one end, and a pair of Furutech RCA connectors on another

http://www.myav.com.tw/bbs/showthread.php?threadid=349951&perpage=1&pagenumber=7441

http://www.myav.com.tw/bbs/showthread.php?threadid=349951&perpage=1&pagenumber=7547

Something similar could be done with Platinum Eclipse 7

http://www.thecableco.com/Product/Platinum-Eclipse-7-iPod

Cut the 3.5-mm connector off and then reterminate that end with the best 6.3-mm connector out there

http://www.atl-newcablestudio.com/PN-6308RH03.html

http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21304029648773

 

 

Thank you! you have answer to everything!

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Originally Posted by nOtEcH View Post

Yes. Agree. It is a great little device. But there are some restrictions regarding power on the inverter and it is not as efficient (20% into heat or something), so I will opt for a 12V cable directly to the Hugo in this case. But yeah.. I find it very appealing, and will get the inverter also. 


I just ordered one, but they really gouged me on the shipping charge.

If I don't use the inverter, what's the Hugo charging cable requirements? What sort of cable should I use? Is it something I can get online?
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Originally Posted by sutjahjo View Post


I just ordered one, but they really gouged me on the shipping charge.

If I don't use the inverter, what's the Hugo charging cable requirements? What sort of cable should I use? Is it something I can get online?

To charge the Hugo I was thinking about splicing this one:

http://www.goalzero.com/p/155/sherpa-laptop-charging-kit

 

with this one:

http://www.goalzero.com/p/33/6mm-output-female-cigarette-adapter

 

As the laptop charging kit plug will only fit the 19V laptop output on the Sherpa.

A plug like the one on the cigarette adapter with a female plug that would fit the laptop kit cable would be even better, so you could use the laptop kit as intended as well.

The laptop kit includes a 5.5mm (outer diameter) 2.1mm (inner diameter) plug that should fit in the Hugo.

 

The Sherpa 100 can deliver 12V and up to 10A, and I guess that the Hugo will get the exact power that it is asking for, and I guess that it will charge quicker than from the wall outlet.

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Originally Posted by nOtEcH View Post

To charge the Hugo I was thinking about splicing this one:
http://www.goalzero.com/p/155/sherpa-laptop-charging-kit

with this one:
http://www.goalzero.com/p/33/6mm-output-female-cigarette-adapter

As the laptop charging kit plug will only fit the 19V laptop output on the Sherpa.
A plug like the one on the cigarette adapter with a female plug that would fit the laptop kit cable would be even better, so you could use the laptop kit as intended as well.
The laptop kit includes a 5.5mm (outer diameter) 2.1mm (inner diameter) plug that should fit in the Hugo.

The Sherpa 100 can deliver 12V and up to 10A, and I guess that the Hugo will get the exact power that it is asking for, and I guess that it will charge quicker than from the wall outlet.

sounds a little risky?
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