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Chord Hugo

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by harmonix, Jan 28, 2014.
  1. Triode User
    I don't think that is a fully accurate summary of the way the Hugo2 works in desktop mode. As far as I am aware it does not run just off the power supply exclusively.

    Rob Watts described it more accurately like this, "In this (desktop) mode, the charger supplies current that matches the current needed for Hugo 2, current from the battery is only provided for dynamic current surges, so it's effectively no longer in a charge discharge cycle. Secondly, when in desktop mode, the sustaining voltage is reduced to ensure maximum life."

    So the battery is still used but only for dynamic surges.
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  2. 514077
    Thanks for elabourating on that. I wasn't entirely sure I had it exact.
  3. escknx
    Can Hugo be used as table top amp constantly connected to power supply?
    And when battery dies, it should be thrown to garbage or it will work connected w dead battery?
  4. doraymon
    Yes it can work as table top constantly connected to the PS.
    The problem is that connectors position is a nightmare for table top use.
    When battery dies it can be replaced but the unit won't work with a dead battery even if connected to the PS.
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  5. 514077
    The upside is the battery can be easilly replaced by your dealer through Bluebird Audio if you're in North America. I had mine done.
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  6. escknx
    What is their quote ballpark? Part+work

    Not user raplaceable I guess?
  7. 514077
    $40.00 (Canadian). I heard quotes of aproximately $34.00 U.S. Not easilly replacable unless you have technical skills which I, for one, don't have. If you happen to be in the Ukraine at the time, I guess you could contact Chord directly.
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  8. Triode User
    Or put another way, easily user replaceable if you have soldering skills. :relaxed:
  9. 514077
  10. Triode User
    Cup half full / half empty.
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  12. AndrewH13
    Chord have relocated! :)
  13. miketlse
    Formal announcement to the Stock Exchange expected on Monday. :astonished:
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  14. 514077
    I mean, of course, Ukraine is somewhere in Europe, I believe. Ain't it?
  15. miketlse
    That is a bit like suggesting that Seattle is next door to New York.

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