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Chord Hugo

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by harmonix, Jan 28, 2014.
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  1. miketlse
    I know that the Hugo has been out of production for 4 years, but are either of @Rob Watts or @Matt Bartlett , able to suggest a good power supply for this owner?
     
  2. Matt Bartlett
    12V 0.5A with 2.1mm x 5.5mm barrel connector will work. Just make sure it is a switched mode type of power supply rather than a linear. You can use higher current so 1A, 2A, 5A are all ok. It is the voltage that is important so you must make sure the voltage cannot go higher than 12V.
     
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  3. analogmusic
    Thanks for the response @Matt Bartlett

    Why switch mode instead of linear power supply ?
    Thank you
     
  4. miketlse
    Thanks Matt.
     
  5. Matt Bartlett
    Because in general switch mode power supplies are better and controlling (regulating) the output voltage under different loads compared to linear power supplies.
    This is important for products like Hugo where the amount of load (current) varies depending on the charge status of the batteries. When we tested some linear power supplies
    we found that during trickle charge the load was not enough to keep the voltage at 12V and it increased a level that could cause damage.
     
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  6. xXOnGXx
    Thanks, so am I right to say that it's okay to use a 12v charger even though it originally came with a 11v charger, the increase of 1 volt is fine?
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
  7. Matt Bartlett
    Correct yes 12V is fine to use.
     
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  8. chesebert
    I would not use third party charger. The cost of replacing the battery is prohibitively expensive.
     
  9. mathi8vadhanan
    If you're using third party ones, make sure to verify the voltage with a multi-meter before plugging into Hugo. Some are rated at 12V but might be way-off like 14v, which would trip the Hugo protection circuits. Also make sure it's center positive.
     
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  11. xXOnGXx
    Thanks for the advice, would test for the voltage with a multi-meter once I receive my replacement charger. If the voltage is higher, I would get one from the website that you have given.

    Thanks man, have a great day. :D
     
  12. VictorRad
    Hi All
    I'm a happy owner of Chord Hugo 1 but this DAC is not really portable so I'm looking for a music player which has similar sound signature and sound quality as Hugo 1 but more portable. Please make your suggestions.
     
  13. Whazzzup
    The only dap I have tried is ak 380, ak with oversampling and what not is warm or smooth. Very appealing but not chord analogue transparency so, no help from me.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2019
  14. VictorRad
    Probably Opus#2 can match Hugo 1 musicality, but has not auditioned yet
     
  15. AndrewH13
    Questyle QP1R is closest I've heard with a clear upfront sound. iBasso DX200 Ti (limited edition) is better still, but only 66 made. Some being offered now DX220 being released.
     
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