I hate to burst into a conversation but, I have a newbie question. When I connect the streamer to the Chord Hugo and then the Chord yo my Ayre preamp, at higher volumes, I get a ticking sound almost like the amplified sounds of a stylus on a scratchy record. I'm clearly doing something wrong. Has anyone got any ideas?
Thanks so much for your help.
1) How are you connecting said streamer to Hugo? Perhaps, try another type of connection - USB, Coax, Toslink?
2) Any ticks when you connect Hugo + Ayre to another source - DAP, PC, CD player, etc?
3) Any ticks when you connect streamer to Ayre without Hugo?
4) Any ticks when you connect streamer to Hugo without Ayre?
The above should help to "isolate" which component is ticking you off (sorry for the pun)