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obviously someone forgot to tighten the screws up properly on your Hugo, which is a rare occurrence as QA is big at Chord... Matt was on holiday for a few weeks so could of happened then, rest assured that units will be double checked now that you have brought your problem to our attention, hope this helps a bit.

it happened to me too, when i first received my hugo i noticed one screw was about to fall, and I was thinking dam it i buy a used one or has been returned and  fixed and repackaged

 

but now it explains that some received mine like this

 

on another note would chord consider selling this black chassis alone which i would buy instantly

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post #7922 of 7934
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it is a Black Hugo.... not for sale yet.

 

Not for sale "YET"....

post #7923 of 7934

Sensing that the colour of the unit won't improve the sound, i would be a lot more excited if Chord produced an audiophile grade usb cable that actually fits the friggin thing.

post #7924 of 7934
Anyone try the new beats music app by Apple for android to stream music? Sounds a bit better than Spotify through chord aptX and bigger music library.
Edited by SearchOfSub - Yesterday at 2:56 pm
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Also anyone experience with Crossfeed modes, I figure I play around with it today since since they made a whole separate section and button for it and I can tell a pretty moderate difference between the settings in my 2 Channel setup. With it off, Soundstage has more depth and more transparent where in max mode, the Soundstage depth shrinks but sound becomes more warmer and full. More intimate feeling. It's quite a difference for my system...
Edited by SearchOfSub - Yesterday at 3:04 pm
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Also anyone experience with Crossfeed modes, I figure I play around with it today since since they made a whole separate section and button for it and I can tell a pretty moderate difference between the settings in my 2 Channel setup. With it off, Soundstage has more depth and more transparent where in max mode, the Soundstage depth shrinks but sound becomes more warmer and full. More intimate feeling. It's quite a difference for my system...
When I tried it, I accidentally activated it (the first mode after off, whichever one that is). To me it made the center imaging a little more clear to me, but it made the soundstage width seem smaller. I actually enjoyed it and it's much better than whatever Light Harmonic does with their 3D Awesomifier...that crossfeed effect is just lame.
post #7927 of 7934
+1. Whoever using Hugo for 2 Channel setup should play around with it.

I actually preffer the feed 2. It seems to strike the right balance between fullness and transparency for my system.
Edited by SearchOfSub - Yesterday at 4:50 pm
post #7928 of 7934

 

Here are Chord Electronics set-ups for the Ipswich Show... :normal_smile :

 

Just turn-up & you'll be entered into the raffle-draw to win 'Hugo the Black'... :tongue_smile:

 

 

 

 

Chord's flagship Red-Reference system...

 


Edited by OK-Guy - Yesterday at 6:26 pm
post #7929 of 7934

i just want to ask would chord sell the black chassis so we can switch the chassis

 

also when is the new case going to be released, its been tooooooooooooooooooo long

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Are they going to let us change chassis? When is the leather case coming out?
post #7931 of 7934
Already posted before the black colour is a one-off for promotional purposes and apparently the team may not even be happy the finish of these testers is 100%!

Addressing the second query, certain countries or regions may have consumer legislation that says you can return a product within weeks of purchase under certain conditions. Nowhere can you use something for six-months and then swap it for a reason as transitory as "the colour".

What is any company going to do with boxes of returns with various degrees of scratches and usage marks. You can certainly try walking into an Apple store and ask them to swap out your six-month iPhone. Nothing wrong with it other than the colour. You will still walk out with the same handset.
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After seeing / lusting after the Red Reference in @OK-Guy's post above, it made me think - that is upscaled to 176.4khz - now, would the Hugo benefit from me upscaling my music...

I know @Rob Watts says PCM (44.1khz) is best for Hugo, but if they share the same blood-line...

Hmm... might have to have a play around with dbpoweramp....
post #7933 of 7934

I think you mean that using an up-sampler is a bad idea, and yes its better to let Hugo do it.The standard algorithms are poor, with insufficient tap length, just let Hugo do it properly. Now the Red reference is a 18K WTA up-sampler, and because it is a 4 times up-sampled, it is equivalent to Hugo running with 36,864 WTA taps, so you would get an improvement by using the Red reference with Hugo. But this is the only exception to the rule!    

 

Rob 

post #7934 of 7934
Hi Rob,

Indeed, I get it completely (had to do it to find out for myself wink.gif) - Anyhow off-board upsampling isn't the same...

A good experiment nonetheless...
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