This is a new forum which highlights new and evolving business start ups, their products and prices. It allows them to discuss with our members the issues facing them in bringing new products to the market.
@eddie-baby I have not heard the Hugo2 but I have owned the Mojo, Hugo1, HugoTT and now Dave (as you know) and lately with Blu2. I found the Mojo to have a slightly thick or congested presentation and it was not my cup of tea in a home system but I can see that others might prefer it. Hugo1 and HugoTT are very much the same electronics but the extra super capacitors and batteries of the TT make the sound more complete (to my ears). The Hugo2 is said to be slightly further along the road towards the Dave and indeed many on Head-Fi got into a frenzy pre Hugo2 launch that they were buying the equivalent of the Dave but for much less money. In reality the Hugo2 is now admitted by the same posters to be not in the same class as the Dave. However, for what it is worth, the Hugo2 has gone in straight to the top rank of the Darko Dac Index.
The Chord DAC sound is not for all but I have not come across any other DACs that give the same level of detail to the music as the Chord DACs. I am well aware that this sort of statement will make Serge splutter and spill his tea as he listens in total enjoyment to his transparent adequate DACs but hey ho, that's life.
Eddie, in conclusion, I wonder if a second hand HugoTT might fit your requirements? Some even prefer it's sound to the Hugo2. It has remote control and a better set of input and output sockets (including balanced out).
the seller seems to think it is worth £1900 , i think it was worth the £160 , plus the fees, but if it worked you would be lucky to get 400 on ebay , but to rip the pee and expect some one not to return it is a joke , the seller seems to think you would take all the problems and then accept you have been ripped off ,
and this is the exact same one on ebay same serial number etc sold at £170 plus fees on Omega Action on thesaleroom.com