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Agp pm sent please read
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Originally Posted by ted_b View Post
 

I want to post a public apology to Al.  I was questioning his use of the term "bright" when describing the Hugo's affects on female vocals, etc.  However....and this is a big however, last night, during another incredible evening of music listening, I realized the obvious.... I don't listen to the Hugo directly.  I dial my Hugo to 2.11V RMS (aka turquoise) and send it to my Concert Fidelity CF-080 LS tubed hybrid preamplifier, which puts its own signature on the signal, then sends it down the line to my monoblocks.  Now...given that I do this for ALL my demos/evaluations/reviews/daily listening...it allows me to refer to each DACs sound relative to one another...but only in my system.  Maybe the Hugo's direct signal path via its own amp is indeed bright (others say no) but I can't sit here and refute Al's claim....cuz I don't listen to the same signal path.  Sorry Al, my bad.

 

Also, when Al mentioned that the Hugo and PS Audio DS are chipless, I came back and said, no, the only chipless design out there is the Lampi.  Well, after a long chat with Rob Watts we came to the conclusion that YES, indeed the HUGO DAC  is CHIPLESS.  The FPGA's are not the DAC, they are the filters.  The DAC is actually a pulse array DAC, a discrete set of clocks, flip/flops, element resistors and a reference PSU.  No chip per se.  So, again, Al you were at least half right (maybe more) about the chipless DACs (I don't know yet what to say about Ted's design).

 

Net/net, Al gets enough crap for being a poor typist and having owned a Lamborghini (yet none of us have ever been asked to ride in it)...I thought I'd cut him a break.  :)

 

 

 

lol big miss. Still waiting for your review ted B. when will it be done a/b with directstream?

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I edited my impressions post a bit (#4757) and I do disagree that the sound is bright. If it was, the TH900s would pick that up right away. The Meridian even could be called a bit bright with vocals from time to time with the Fostexes (not badly though).


Edited by rgs9200m - 6/13/14 at 2:08pm
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lol big miss. Still waiting for your review ted B. when will it be done a/b with directstream?


Review of Hugo will not include a/b with DS (cuz DSD is boring at 210 hrs, so reports that it blossoms at 500 hours means I won't have a whole lot of experience with it when I start writing the Hugo review).  Also waiting on AP1 or AP2.  The DS review, otoh, will have some a/b's most likely.

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Review of Hugo will not include a/b with DS (cuz DSD is boring at 210 hrs, so reports that it blossoms at 500 hours means I won't have a whole lot of experience with it when I start writing the Hugo review).  Also waiting on AP1 or AP2.  The DS review, otoh, will have some a/b's most likely.

 

 

DS seems like its getting alot of negative feedbacks at PS Audio forum. Some say the PWD MKII is better than the DS at half the price. The DS seems to have a digital glare in high frequencies and bass is not good.


Edited by SearchOfSub - 6/13/14 at 2:44pm
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Why would you say that. It's completely untrue
Everyone has what they like. The pwd mkii
Is way below the type of sound delivered with a direct stream or even a Hugo
It's what some like that matters not bad or good.
You like the Hugo ?? If yes then you like the DS
only the DS is even better at the same style
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Why would you say that. It's completely untrue
Everyone has what they like. The pwd mkii
Is way below the type of sound delivered with a direct stream or even a Hugo
It's what some like that matters not bad or good.
You like the Hugo ?? If yes then you like the DS
only the DS is even better at the same style
Al
Mr Watts would you like to give us your thoughts on Direct stream topologies when compared to the architecture employed in the Chord Hugo. I recall you commented on the comparison once stating you were designing direct stream DACs over twenty years ago before adopting the design approach you've developed since that time.
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I am not posting about design
I am posting about it's sound signature
They are simaler but of course the DS Is at another level above it
Al
post #4779 of 7906

Just got my Hugo.

The battery was fully depleted so I can't turn it on yet.

 

Is it normal that the Source LED is flashing when I turn it on? Isn't that supposed to be the Bat Life LED flashing red?

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Make sure it's off and charge it. It should be about 5 hours if a recall. Keep us posted. I can say the battery shouldn't be shipped dead though. It's lipo and should have been fully charged when made.
Let us know. Please
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Make sure it's off and charge it. It should be about 5 hours if a recall. Keep us posted. I can say the battery shouldn't be shipped dead though. It's lipo and should have been fully charged when made.
Let us know. Please
Al

Wow, 5h? Seriously?

 

When I turn it own, I notice the "Auth" LED right next to the "C" of Chord's logo is flashing, too (opposite to the source LED).

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There is manuel in the box , post what it says I thought it was a few hours .
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

There is manuel in the box , post what it says I thought it was a few hours .
Al

They say 5h for a full charge.

They don't say anything about the source light flashing white however...

post #4784 of 7906
I know I did not read it either just give an hour or so let's go with some hope . Make sure it's off when changing as well.
Slide the ws to the left . Let's remain hope full for now .
Al
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They don't say anything about the source light flashing white however...

 

 

Just to clarify your situation - is the light flashing whilst nothing is connected to the Hugo, whatsoever?

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