I have bought a second hand Hugo to test with my NDX/XPSDR/HiLine. Initial testing shows that the Hugo is better than the NDX/XPSDR but no miles better. Remove the XPSDR and the Hugo/NDX smokes the NDX/XPSDR. All this though is with:
A) Cheap £20 Coaxial cable (Phono>Phono) and the BNC>Phono converter from the NDX>Hugo
B) Basic Chord (sub £100) Din>Phono interconnect from the 52>Hugo.
Obviously the HiLine will be outperforming the Chord cable so i can expect more from the NDX/Hugo combo when that is replaced. Will look at a few options here.
My question is does the Digital cable from the NDX>hugo make a difference ? and if so what is the best option to make this connection ? The Naim DC1 or something else?