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post #6301 of 9103
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Yes. And I don't think I'm the only one who reported stock not going above 24/96.... (btw this is the stock white short optical toslink to 3.5mm cable pairing with AK240)

if you are using the mini toslink out of a mac, the mac is limited to 24/96 from its optical output

post #6302 of 9103
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post
 

 

Yes. And I don't think I'm the only one who reported stock not going above 24/96.... (btw this is the stock white short optical toslink to 3.5mm cable pairing with AK240)

 

if you are using the mini toslink out of a mac, the mac is limited to 24/96 from its optical output

 

AK240.... it's the cable, not the source. :)

post #6303 of 9103
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AK240.... it's the cable, not the source. :)

gotcha :)

post #6304 of 9103
Re the sound, I moved from Mac Mini USB to optical because of issues with the bit rate not being set correctly on the Hugo. I put this down to either the OS or bitperfect as it works fine on the Ipad. I haven't done any comparisons between USB & Optical because I'm happy with the sound. My collection is 99% Red Book...
post #6305 of 9103
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post
 

The cable connection issue seems to me the only problem with the Hugo. But it definitely is a problem.  But so far I am happy with the stock cables, I'm content to just enjoy the music for a while at least.  So much so that my desktop rig has been repurposed/sold off

While the micro-B usb jack is somewhat annoying, it's a very minor issue using the AQ adapter. My Hugo just sits there on a flat surface with the adapter and usb cable in place.

And the RCA jacks are fine too, with ample room for Stealth ICs.

So it's no big deal.

 I totally forget about it when I'm listening to the exquisite sense of flow and continuity in the music from the Hugo.

The Hugo is just doggone great imho.

(I picked up the Beatles USB stick, and it is very sweet sounding via the Hugo. Not DSD-sound, but really nice anyway. I just binged on some Beatles yesterday...)


Edited by rgs9200m - 7/9/14 at 9:39am
post #6306 of 9103
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

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AK240_to_Hugo_2_2mm.jpeg

I am using that cable and satisfied with it.

post #6307 of 9103

I'm helping Auralic beta test and demo/eval the new Aries streaming bridge, and it's associated Lightning iPad app.  The longest stock toslink that came with my Hugo (May 1 shipment; revised case) sends DoP DSD and up to 24/192, as does Aries AES (to my Mytek) and SPDIF coax (also to Hugo).  USB, of course, too (384k and DSD128). 

 

Net/net, toslink cables are very finnicky.  I reported to Wang that I thought toslink was an issue with the Aries at first, but it ended up being my glass (read: better quality) toslink cable.  I am not a big toslink guy so this cable was never really tested heavily, anyway.  And the SPDIF and AES from the Aries are transformer isolated anyway.

post #6308 of 9103

Can Aries delivers DoP (both 2.8 & 5.6) via coaxial?

post #6309 of 9103
Very good question.
Can someone link the player
Al
post #6310 of 9103

Here it is, they have 2 versions:

 

http://www.iglooaudio.co.uk/product/auralic-aries/?gclid=CIe5if_-uL8CFSjpwgodGWkAQg

http://www.iglooaudio.co.uk/product/auralic-aries_le/?gclid=COrZ1df-uL8CFQPnwgodHj4Avg

post #6311 of 9103
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Originally Posted by SleepyOne View Post

Can Aries delivers DoP (both 2.8 & 5.6) via coaxial?
As pointed out above Aries does indeed do DoP via coax. Any DSD128 requires 352k which Aries currently only supports via Usb. Sorry my post above somehow diidnt convey that
post #6312 of 9103
No and thanks for posting ted
Al
post #6313 of 9103

Thanks ted_b for the inform! How do you find Aries's USB? Any good? Much better than normal usb via laptop or mac?

post #6314 of 9103

someone who manudatures speakers and cables told me that all cables sound alike especially digital cables and a big blind test was done and no one was able to distinguish cheap from ultra expensive cables

post #6315 of 9103
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post

someone who manudatures speakers and cables told me that all cables sound alike especially digital cables and a big blind test was done and no one was able to distinguish cheap from ultra expensive cables
let's stay on topic. Lol
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