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post #6106 of 10042
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

I have been told by multiple people that the new version of Hugo sounds better than the first version.... This is not a fact I have verified myself and also not a complaint... it would be good if someone who has access to both versions and validate if this claim is true...

That is just the point it's rumors. And I do not do rumors. I do facts. I have offered to open mine up and post pics with SER number and the side profile. And if someone else cares let me know but I am not going to be the only one doing this . Also I have a very new one by my SER number i would think we need people sub 10 k in SER number for it to matter. The very least is the mystery of why the black and red and no red and white RCA jacks. This if anything else makes no sense unless a company wants it to clear the them of a design change . This sis a mystery I would like a honest answer too. But unfortunately owners never can be and then the reps do no better. And this is not pointed at chord as all of the companies do this. It must be this way just to stay in business and I get this. But a little fact from the company would dispel many rumors. Ted b mentioned something about the usb changing , his does he know this ? And why not a public posting of it.
Later today I will do what I said but for those who can help do so. Or of not lets just stop caring about the changes and play the music and enjoy. I am too old for pure conjecture about a product I paid over two k usd for and for once i a lucky to get the so called newer version or do I have that turned around and the older ones are lucky. See how this goes.
Al
post #6107 of 10042
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post
 

 

Note that with coax you will have to ensure that your player is set to convert any SACD/DSD source files to PCM. 

Not true!   The Hugo accepts DoP over any of its digital inputs (except SD USB).  I have used several USB-SPDIF (i.e coax) converters, including AP2/PP, Hydra-X+, Matrix X-SPDIF and all send DSD just fine.  The Qutes were this way, as well.  We have previously gone over this.

post #6108 of 10042
As ted is always correct most of the time and makes sure before he posts unlike some of us. As ME as an example.
But thus true for me as well. I have the AP1se/pp and the offramp 5
It does work fine
Al
post #6109 of 10042

All I know is that I'm forced to set the Oppo to PCM output if I want to be able to decode an SACD via optical. 

post #6110 of 10042

What optical cable is everyone using?  I have three of them (Audioquest Forest, Chord Optichord and QED Performance and none of them would fit the Hugo's optical input because the hole is too small.  Any advice please

post #6111 of 10042
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post
 

All I know is that I'm forced to set the Oppo to PCM output if I want to be able to decode an SACD via optical. 


The Oppo (105D or otherwise) is not capable of outputting DSD via anything but HDMi.  That is regardless of Hugo or any other DAC.backend.  You spoke generalities about the Hugo (this thread topic) and I needed to correct that, cuz your issues are not Hugo-related. 


Edited by ted_b - 7/5/14 at 9:22am
post #6112 of 10042
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Originally Posted by junkjunk View Post
 

What optical cable is everyone using?  I have three of them (Audioquest Forest, Chord Optichord and QED Performance and none of them would fit the Hugo's optical input because the hole is too small.  Any advice please

 

VDH Optocoupler

post #6113 of 10042
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Heck I am the old hairy ears of the bunch at 57 So who is what here anyway. How old is silver ears ???

Today is my birthday. I am 45. Listened to War on Drugs and Roxy Music on Hugo via coax dx90 this morning.
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Hugo-based desktop system with connections shown.


Edited by rgs9200m - 7/5/14 at 9:19am
post #6115 of 10042
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

 

 

 

 

Hugo-based desktop system with connections shown.

 

Did you get any signal drops with the AQ adaptor?

post #6116 of 10042
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Originally Posted by junkjunk View Post

What optical cable is everyone using?  I have three of them (Audioquest Forest, Chord Optichord and QED Performance and none of them would fit the Hugo's optical input because the hole is too small.  Any advice please

The optical cable that came with my Hugo works great out of my Ak240. No fit issues, plays 24/192. If you received a cable with your Hugo I would just stick with that.
post #6117 of 10042

No the adapter works 100% perfectly as far as I can tell in weeks of listening with streaming, my ripping of CDs, HDtracks, dsd, AIFF, FLAC, youtube...

post #6118 of 10042

OK thanks..i guess so long as the Hugo is stationary, no issues will arise.

post #6119 of 10042
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Originally Posted by RoundRound View Post
 


Exactly,

the 'studio Master DSD version' of Old Farts.

 

the Hugo really likes it - the definition and resolution is phenomenal! You could close your eyes and imagine they are farting - right in front of you!

 

any thoughts on pan-depth acoustics?... looking for good rumble before I commit on the master-version... :wink_face: 


Edited by OK-Guy - 7/5/14 at 9:47am
post #6120 of 10042
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

OK thanks..i guess so long as the Hugo is stationary, no issues will arise.

I really don't see how the Hugo strapped to a phone could be considered portable anyway. All that bulk would quickly grow old for me on the go, so I would consider the Hugo as semi-stationary at best, like when travelling you could use it on a desk in a hotel or something.

It would be too awkward at the gym or on the train, say. And it gets fairly warm too.

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