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Chord Hugo

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by harmonix, Jan 28, 2014.
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  1. CosmicHolyGhost
    How did you come up with this conclusion?
  2. Sauntere
    There  are impressions posted on this site which would lead one to arrive at such a conclusion.  Also there are reviews around the web which make it abundantly clear that this is about as good as it gets.
  3. CosmicHolyGhost

    oh, I am not aware of such impression but it was quite clear to me that Hugo performs exceptionally well when comparing with other portable dac/amp/dap and that the SQ is up to desktop grade.
  4. OK-Guy
    have to agree... even Jude said the Hugo is the dogs (not his exact words, so you'll have to hunt through the AK240 thread)
  5. CosmicHolyGhost
    Post some reviews, guys...please
    Google search didnt return much.
  6. OK-Guy
    think you'll have to wait about another week for Industry reviews... after the Bristol Show (not many Hugo's around)
    hopefully Jude will chip-in with some more thoughts.
  7. CosmicHolyGhost

    Thanks, OK-Guy
  8. stewboss
    What usb cable did you use out of the cck?
  9. CosmicHolyGhost
    As I was searching for more info on Hugo, I stumbled upon this website:
    Chord did a event in Taipei, it was mentioned that optical can support up to 24/192 and coaxial can support up to 32/384. The claim was tested in their lab. However, it also mentioned that there isn't any transport that can do this in the market? and perhaps Chord will be looking into release one in the future?
    Fingers crossed....
  10. ThatPhil
    The chord website says the coax is 24/384 max.
  11. holeout
    I just use the stock USB cable that came with the Hugo coming out from the CCK, Hugo only take micro USB connectors and I can't find any high end cable with USB A > micro. Just bought some diy usb connectors and will be making one up for this setup...
  12. smial1966
    I have purchased this micro USB cable to use with my Hugo - http://www.custom-cable.co.uk/vertere-acoustics-d-fi-usb-interconnect-cable.html - as there's an option to specify USB Type A to USB Micro.

  13. holeout
    Thanks smial1966, I'll check it out.
  14. musicday
    My question is this:
    Anything paired with Hugo, such as Clip+, Tera , AK120 or any other DAP playing 44.1 or 24 BIT files will sound few times better?
    Can anyone please explain.Thanks.
  15. nOtEcH
    I guess that I am still talking to myself here.. but some of you might want to know.. the Airport Express way was not the way to go, so I tried the AppleTV way also..

    The sound was ok even though it was not bit perfect to the DacMagic 100 (16/44.1 upsampled to 16/48). The AppleTV did not drop out as often as the Airport Express but the dropouts still occured and it was annoying.. and I tried to watch Netflix, YouTube etc. on the iPad using AirPlay.. but the AppleTV wanted to show video also (and nothing on the iDevice), even though the HDMI cable wasn't plugged in, and no settings either on the iDevice or AppleTV could change that.. so the AppleTV way was not practical for me either..

    The DacMagic 100 sounded ok with some music, but I got tired of listening to it.. and some music sounded awful also.. so I decided to hook up my Linn Akurate DS (ADS/1 with Dynamik power supply upgrade) to my AURALiC Taurus instead, and the ADS has AirPlay support.. now it streams bit perfect and the sound is awsome.. tested with high resolution files also (24/192) streaming from my NAS and it was soooo smooth.. I had actually forgotten about how good head-fi could be.. :)

    Now it is two weeks until my Hugo arrives, and I have no economical / practical AirPlay support for it.. so I will be depending on a USB cable and a camera kit and a Bluetooth connection while charging my iDevice.. however I am really looking forward to test Hugo's DAC hooked up to my Taurus, as I believe that Hugo's DAC will be better than the Linn Akurate DS.. and if it is better.. oh my.. oh my.. and I would be happy just getting close to this experience in a portable rig..

    Two more weeks of waiting.. arghh..

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