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Chord Hugo

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by harmonix, Jan 28, 2014.
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  1. alcyst
    I contacted Chord about this, they got back promptly and straightforwardly with;
     
    "   When new the optical connectors can be quite tight. You should be able to push the supplied cable in until it clicks. As long as it is a tight fit it will be fine and work."
     
  2. spkrs01
    Well from all the portable amps that I own, none can properly drive the HD800 to how they should sound. I have tried at home using the Lumin or Hex as source to my drawer full of portable amps, so I didn't really need a reference as in A/B'ing
     
  3. rudi0504

    Very nice impression Gavin
    Many talk about the recess RCA connectors and optical , my concern can not use my Shunyata RCA ?
    Did you use what kind of RCA connector for your home rigs ?
     
  4. spkrs01
     
    No idea what RCA cables were used as I was at a HIFI store with my friend who bought the Hugo....the folks at the store integrated the Hugo into the system.
     
  5. alcyst
    I havn't tried it, anybody know would JRiver Media Centre - JRemote - ipad - Hugo allow high resolution playback?
     
  6. rudi0504

    Thank you Gavin

    This recess RCA connector like my first portable amp from headroom 1995

    It is really difficult to use different RCA connector , at that time I can use only

    Burmester RCA cable
     
  7. holeout
    hugo1.jpg
     
    hugo2.jpg
     
    This is the rig spkrs01 and myself listened to. I asked Vinnie to mod the RWAK120S with a coax spdif output for the JH3A and now it really came in handy for the Hugo. As Gavin said, Hugo is the best portable amp I heard when paired with the HD800. I'm quite comfortable with this pairing even after gotten used to ALO Studio Six driving the HD800s. Letting it run for a few more days before I do some critical listening with my desktop setups.
     
  8. OK-Guy
     
    Rudi... as long as the standard 8mm connector doesn't have anything covering it you should be ok.
     
  9. Stormfriend
     
    I'm back from work and the brightness has gone, so it was just a local issue that affected me even when running the entire headphone system on battery...  That's the bad news (for me), but there's nothing wrong with the Hugo, which is the good news.
     
  10. jamato8 Contributor
    Good to hear. I look forward to more impressions. 
     
  11. CosmicHolyGhost

    wow, good to read that you like the pairing with HD800,  I think it is a testament that this portable device does have a good amp section as well.
     
    It looks like Chord has set a new and impossible high standard for portable gear...
     
  12. AnakChan Moderator
    At Timelord's Chord Hugo launch in the Fujiya Portable Event

    20140208_105043.jpg
     
  13. CosmicHolyGhost
    Sean did u have time to hear it? Would love to read your thoughts
     
  14. harmonix
    It's been a bit more than a week of breaking in and listening to the Hugo at this point. I'm willing to go out on a limb here and say this package finally brings high end audio into the portable world.

    More than a few times on the road while listening I would go "yup, uh uh, that's it" instead of "hmm nope, missed that and not quite" that I get from portables.

    Portable means anything under a pound in case you die hard junkies are lugging desktop gear around with massive battery packs :)
     
  15. AnakChan Moderator
    Actually no! It was just a presentation. I'll need to figure out how to hear it. I brought my Alpha Dogs specifically to listen to it. But now I have to attend another presentation.
     
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