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GrahamJohnMiles
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Aug 25, 2017
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Great DAC, but then again anything by Chord is excellent. Perhaps a bit too sophisticated for some, judging by a few of the comments below. This is an state of the art DAC based on FPGA technology rather than off the shelf chips. Built strong enough for a tank to run over (which they do in a Youtube video.) Price is pretty good, but beware the Hugo 2 is out so this is already superseded.
Aug 25, 2017
Rochambeaux
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Aug 25, 2017
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Yet another example that reinforces my view that MassDrop is becoming WarehouseFlush...
Aug 25, 2017
DoctorX
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Aug 25, 2017
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You can make anything" strong enough to run a tank over" by using milled aluminum for enclosure, takes no real skill to do it, completely useless for its intended purpose and jacks up the price you pay.
Aug 25, 2017
Milesian
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Aug 25, 2017
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$1100 is cheap for an FPGA DAC. I paid almost twice that for my Chord 2Qute, a fabulous sounding DAC more user friendly than the HUGO. If you’re happy with some cheap plastic box with a generic chip costing a few dollars then good for you, I wish you happy listening. Price over quality is obviously your prime concern and I have no issue with that. I just happen to like well designed, over-engineered audio gear, precision metal cameras, and mechanical automatic watches. I can’t always afford the best of them, but I appreciate their quality and the effort that went into making them.
Aug 25, 2017
DoctorX
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Aug 25, 2017
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So in your head the choice is between something costs $1100 and a plastic box costing a few dollars? Ha!
Aug 25, 2017
GrahamJohnMiles
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Aug 25, 2017
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The only thing in my head right now is the thought of a drink at 5pm to reward myself for an afternoon of chainsawing dead trees. I was smart enough to wear ear protectors so I can enjoy my Chord DAC over coffee in the morning. Life is sweet.
Aug 25, 2017
DoctorX
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What a troll.
Aug 25, 2017
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