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Unlike Sony's battery-operated portables, you can listen to the Hugo while it's charging - I call that a win. That said, I enjoy the ZX2+PHA-2 combination immensely. 

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Warning: Does not fit!


Actually there is a way to fit the Tellurium Q Black RCA Interconnect to the Hugo, you need to unscrew the grey/silver plug covers form the plugs and they'll fit no problem. 
What surprised me was having to unscrew the plug covers at the amp end - because they some didn't fir the RCA connections (a Classe CAP2100 amp - so no shortage of space there...!)

 

Still the IC sounds amazing! Tons of detail and very natural, a great fir for the Hugo.

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Hi, has anyone tried to connect the Hugo to a Airport Express? I would like to use the Hugo in my stereo set-up: NAS > AE> Hugo > Naim amp. and the AE might an option. The other might be a Sonos and connect it via optical...

Thanks in advance!

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Hi, has anyone tried to connect the Hugo to a Airport Express? I would like to use the Hugo in my stereo set-up: NAS > AE> Hugo > Naim amp. and the AE might an option. The other might be a Sonos and connect it via optical...

Thanks in advance!

 

The Airport Express has got an optical out >> So  should be possible to connect the Hugo to it.

16 bit / 44.1 kHz is the thing though ...

 

The USB port is also still limited to printers only (no audio output).


Edited by joeexp - Yesterday at 7:23 am
post #8390 of 8394
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Originally Posted by RoundRound View Post
 


Actually there is a way to fit the Tellurium Q Black RCA Interconnect to the Hugo, you need to unscrew the grey/silver plug covers form the plugs and they'll fit no problem. 
What surprised me was having to unscrew the plug covers at the amp end - because they some didn't fir the RCA connections (a Classe CAP2100 amp - so no shortage of space there...!)

 

Still the IC sounds amazing! Tons of detail and very natural, a great fir for the Hugo.

 

One last update,

There's a way of citing this IC with the plug covers - basically they are locking and you are meant to tighten them (gently) after fitting them on, so basically you need to unscrew them slightly, they fit the Hugo with no problems and then tighten the caps a bit - you're wellcome!

post #8391 of 8394
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Originally Posted by Lutrty View Post
 

Hi, has anyone tried to connect the Hugo to a Airport Express? I would like to use the Hugo in my stereo set-up: NAS > AE> Hugo > Naim amp. and the AE might an option. The other might be a Sonos and connect it via optical...

Thanks in advance!

 

Go with the Sonos option - if you want real networking capability, you will need a renderer. I use my Oppo but it's expensive if that's your only use for it. 

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I got the Chord Hugo this week (based on a fellow audiophile recommendation) to pair with my amp. I can say that out of the box, is a great unit! I'm hearing every micro detail on my music collection. 

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Hello Rob,

One questions about sampling rates.

 

I have a specially set up Hifi PC that has an onboard Toslink connection (that goes to the Hugo Optical). 

Annoyingly the driver for that card won't foo 88.2/176Khz - it does do 96 and 192 but not those resolutions. To be honest the vast majority of my music is 16/44 Redbook so it's not a problem accept for the Qobuz masters series which is 88.2Khz...

 

I can set Jriver to up-sample 88.2 to 96 (or any other supported resolution) but remember you suggested we feed the Hugo native resolutions... so perhaps down-sample it to 16/44?

 

Alternatively I could get a special sound card just to do these resolutions but I've spent too much on my Hifi already... ;-)

 

What do you guys think?

 

Thanks!

post #8394 of 8394

Use the USB inputs - the difference in SQ in using optical is small compared to the PC re-sampling or sample rate converting.

 

I once inadvertently had the PC sample rate convert from 44.1 to 48k, and the Hugo magic was washed out, so try to avoid letting the PC mess up the music. If you can't use the USB, then don't sample rate convert - i.e. 88.2 to 96k - but it would probably sound best converting from 88.2 to 44.1, as good quality decimation is actually easier to do technically than increasing the sample rate as the timing problems are in the reconstruction filter, or the over sampling process, there are no timing problems with decimation, its just a straight forward anti-aliasing filter.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Rob

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