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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post



Using my Digital Interface to feed both, the Master 7 via I2S (using an internal cable through the top of the M7) and the Hugo via coax, I could A/B them easily, volume matched, through the Studio Six. I felt that the Hugo was a bit smoother/cleaner/clearer sounding than the Master 7. I think that to get the same with the M7 I'd probably need to use an OR5. What I sometimes want in a DAC was one with the clarity of the M7 but the smoothness of the NOS1704, so I've long been pondering getting an OR5 to remove that last touch of hardness. The Hugo is that IMO. The Master 7 is for me, everything I wanted in a DAC, without having to compromise. The Hugo is that, but a bit more so still.

Amos, this does me in... finally broke down and get myself one!! I blame you for another hole in my porous wallet!

Btw, any optical cable that can carry higher than 24/96 besides the sysconcept one? I can't get my stock optical cable to work with 24/176 or 24/192 though I thought I saw someone posting stock optical cable works...

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Hello if you are going to,order a offramp they sell a 75 ohm coax as well . This cable will outperform most any opitical cable . Also the offramp with the hdmi is very close to coax and it does 24/192 as well. A cheaper way to get the almost the same sonic improvment is the AP1/PP IT TOO improves over coax it's cheaper and no need for any cables to buy.
As I own all of the above and I have played around with it. Now tonight I intend to,load the new usb firmware falsh and compare to offramp . What I want is to compare the M7 to a Hugo and hear for myself how good it compares .

As currawong states this makes the the M7 not worth the trouble as the Hugo,is an amp as well. I would also like the use of an AP1/PP WITH THE HUGO TO SEE IF IT TOTALLY surpasses the M7
Any thoughts on this .
Al
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Does the Chord Hugo work great as DAC + AMP on Mac? 

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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


Amos, this does me in... finally broke down and get myself one!! I blame you for another hole in my porous wallet!

Btw, any optical cable that can carry higher than 24/96 besides the sysconcept one? I can't get my stock optical cable to work with 24/176 or 24/192 though I thought I saw someone posting stock optical cable works...

 

Congrats! :beerchug:

Why not just use coaxial?

 

btw does anyone have any clue as to when the off ramp 6 might release?


Edited by zachchen1996 - 5/27/14 at 12:23pm
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post
 

Does the Chord Hugo work great as DAC + AMP on Mac? 

Yes, works great. I use Audirvana (strange name) and can do dsd to DoP from my MacBook Pro and every other format. 

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Yes, works great. I use Audirvana (strange name) and can do dsd to DoP from my MacBook Pro and every other format. 

+1
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Yes, works great. I use Audirvana (strange name) and can do dsd to DoP from my MacBook Pro and every other format. 

 

Audirvana. I quite like the software indeed for my Mac. Favorite by a long shot. And I like the name too. 

 

Audirvana - Audio Nirvana - should have been a headphone manufacturer!

 

Audirvana+ (Mac Pro USB out) to AP2SE+PP via Synergistic Research Tricon USB cable, to Hugo, is excellent. Best connection I have going. 

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I figured that was within the name but still strange to me. Whatever, the software works great and I can play most everything right through my mac. 

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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Hello if you are going to,order a offramp they sell a 75 ohm coax as well . This cable will outperform most any opitical cable . Also the offramp with the hdmi is very close to coax and it does 24/192 as well. A cheaper way to get the almost the same sonic improvment is the AP1/PP IT TOO improves over coax it's cheaper and no need for any cables to buy.
As I own all of the above and I have played around with it. Now tonight I intend to,load the new usb firmware falsh and compare to offramp . What I want is to compare the M7 to a Hugo and hear for myself how good it compares .

As currawong states this makes the the M7 not worth the trouble as the Hugo,is an amp as well. I would also like the use of an AP1/PP WITH THE HUGO TO SEE IF IT TOTALLY surpasses the M7
Any thoughts on this .
Al


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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

Audirvana. I quite like the software indeed for my Mac. Favorite by a long shot. And I like the name too. 

Audirvana - Audio Nirvana - should have been a headphone manufacturer!

Audirvana+ (Mac Pro USB out) to AP2SE+PP via Synergistic Research Tricon USB cable, to Hugo, is excellent. Best connection I have going. 

I would very much like to hear more about how you would describe the difference with and without the AP1(2) and the PP connected to Hugo.. and would you describe it as a good or great buy?
I am wondering about getting some new friends for my Hugo.. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post
 

Does the Chord Hugo work great as DAC + AMP on Mac? 

 

I sincerely hope so or I'll be forced to throw a brand new Mac Mini out the window !  Biggest problem for me will be my very inflexible Oyaide coax cable out of the HiFace but that's a topic for another time. 

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Does the Chord Hugo work great as DAC + AMP on Mac? 

Hugo is probably the best dac for the mac. I like the app Vox for flac files. It has a DAC hog mode that is bit perfect.

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Originally Posted by Sam Edwards View Post
 

Sound quality wise, the Hugo is my favorite component. I'm hoping with a Seagate Wireless 2TB and a CCK for my iPhone 5 I can finally leave my AK120 at home for most trips. I'll report back when the Seagate arrives. I've already converted all of my high resolution flac files to ALAC in preparation. 

How may I access the Seagate Wireless 2TB with Win 8 Tablet? can it serve as an NAS ? If so, can any UPnP server be installed therein? If not, , how can Jriver or foobar on PC access it wirelessly and manage the media library?

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http://wplus.iplaq.com

http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R4VLVO7L36RPK

http://forum.minimserver.com/showthread.php?tid=550

Telnet access is available and installing DLNA server like MinimServer (with DoPWAV option) could be great for Hugo. Just a bit risky if something were broken and we'll turn that into $200 brick / paperweight, LOL
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Originally Posted by pigfatcat View Post
 

How may I access the Seagate Wireless 2TB with Win 8 Tablet? can it serve as an NAS ? If so, can any UPnP server be installed therein? If not, , how can Jriver or foobar on PC access it wirelessly and manage the media library?

I'm going to try it with an iOS device. I'll report back.

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I'm surprised so many people are liking A+ over Amarra and Pure Music on the Hugo.  A+ sounds a little harsh and artificial compared to Amarra and PM.  I was actually loving Amarra first but then on the Hugo PM just sounds so much more spatially accurate, clear, and warm...  You guys trial it yet on the Hugo?

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