Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier

$4,495.00 inc GST


The Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier builds on the ground-breaking original.

Designed for both home and mobile use, Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology.

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Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier

In 2014,  they introduced the Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier, a revolutionary portable DAC and headphone amp that became a landmark product in the audio landscape. Advances in digital technology, including the latest FPGAs and WTA (Watts Transient Aligned) filters, have enabled them to introduce a next-generation version, Hugo 2 Transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier, featuring flexible new features, plus next-generation technical and sonic performance.

 

 

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Hugo 2 Transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier can be used both at home and on-the-go, either with headphones or within a conventional audio system. Its line-level output and full-function remote control adds real flexibility in full-size and desktop systems.

The device offers four digital inputs (optical, coaxial and HD USB) plus extended-range Bluetooth, with high-resolution file playback up to 768kHz and up to DSD512 (Octa DSD), via its HD USB input. Analogue outputs include 2x RCA, plus 3.5mm and 6.35mm headphone outputs.

A four-function switch filter offers a useful degree of user-selectable frequency-shaping, bringing warm and soft or transparent and incisive presentations, giving additional flexibility and user control. For headphone-listening, Hugo 2 Transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier retains the popular digital crossfeed function of the original and offers three operation modes. The system duplicates the effect of listening to speakers and is based on advanced binaural audio research.

Hugo 2 Transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier features four spherical control buttons, which illuminate with colour-coding information and control power, input, filtering, plus the unit’s crossfeed functions.

Battery playing time is around seven hours and two modes of automatic charging are included using the dedicated Micro USB charging port; an indicator shows charging and battery-charge status.

Already a multi-award-winner, find out why What Hi-Fi? made Hugo 2 Transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier their Product of the Year 2017.

 

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User Configurable Options:

Filters (Digital):

  • Incisive neutral (Ultimate reference) (White)
  • Incisive neutral HF roll-off (High Frequency roll off) (Green)
  • Warm (‘Smooth’) (Orange)
  • Warmer HF roll-off (High Frequency roll off) (Red)

Crossfeed (Digital IIR):

  • Off – No Crossfeed
  • Level 1 – Light
  • Level 2 – Medium
  • Level 3 – Heavy

Control options:

  • Manual
  • Remote control (included)

 

Specifications

Chipset: Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA

Tap-length: 49,152

Pulse array: 10 element pulse array design

Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB

Output stage: Class A

Output impedance: 0.025Ω

THD: <0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300Ω

THD and noise at 3v RMS: 120dB at 1kHz 300ohms ‘A’ wighted (reference 5.3v)

Noise 2.6 uV ‘A’ weighted: No measurable noise floor modulation

Signal to noise ratio: 126dB ‘A’ Weighted

Channel separation: 135dB at 1kHz 300Ω

Power output @ 1kHz 1% THD: 94mW 300Ω // 740mW 32Ω //1050mW 8Ω

Weight: 390g

Dimensions: 2.1cm (H) 10cm (W) 13cm (D)

Boxed Dimensions: 8.5cm (H) 12.2cm (W) 22cm (D)

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Brand

Chord

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