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Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by ChordElectronics, Jan 5, 2017.
  1. Deftone
    Just wanna point this about but i have been listening to music now for about 5 hours and for my ears it barely feels like an hour, absolutely no strain and if i didnt have stuff to do i think could easily go for another 3-5. It also helps a lot when your headphones are so comfortable they disappear.
     
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  2. Em2016
    Which cans?
     
  3. Em2016
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
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  4. Rob Watts
    Mojo isn't sensitive, it depends upon the test equipment. APx555 shows no jitter errors at all with Mojo.
     
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  5. Wildcatsare1
    Chord said to turn it off, let it sit awhile, then try it again...which fixed whatever the issue was!!! The Hugo2 is back up and reproducing great music.
     
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  6. Em2016
    Cheers Rob. The measurements above shows different... but I’ll try to dig out what gear was used to measure this difference...
     
  7. Mikey99
    I have the same problem when connecting to my iPhone. I have to disconnect and reconnect. I have the same issue with my Mojo, and use the same fix.
     
  8. Em2016
    Hi @Rob Watts ,

    If having the audible buzzing issue with Hugo2 (system grounding issue) driving headphones, would you recommend grounding the analogue RCA connector or USB input or digital coax of Hugo2? And what's the reason if you prefer one of those.

    TOSlink input is being used for music playback with Hugo2 driving headphones, so all the other connectors/ports are free.

    Cheers
     
  9. Rob Watts
    Digital coax and the analogue OP's are all directly connected to the ground plane, so choose whichever is convenient. USB ground is via a ferrite bead, which may or may not have an influence!
     
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  10. Em2016
    Thanks Rob!
     
  11. Em2016
    I did a continuity test between the two USB inputs grounds, which both have ground via ferrite bead. I get the beep... so all connected to ground.

    That's expected though I thought?

    What did you mean by "may or may not have an influence" ?
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  12. Rob Watts
    So the ferrite bead has no significant effect at audio frequencies, but will reduce RF currents flowing as the impedance is higher at RF. This may or may not have a SQ benefit!
     
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  13. Hifi2jungle
    @Rob Watts I am just about to buy a TT2. I recently read in HiFi World review that TT2 is converting DSD to PCM. Is it true? I spent a lot of money on 256 and 512 MHz DSD-files and want the best DAC for DSD and PCM. Thanks for an answer.
     
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  14. Em2016
    Got it, thanks again!!
     
  15. Currawong Contributor
    Since the volume control is digital, all DSD has to be converted to PCM. However the way the Chord DACs process digital is completely different to how regular DACs do, and in my experience, the processing of DSD is much better, without the loss of transients and flat soundstage of other DACs I've tried it with.
     

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