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Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Black DAC / Headphone Amplifier

Chord Electronics

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AV Online

2018 Best DAC Over £1200
“If you want the ultimate DAC performance, look no further.”

<b>Best Product 2018-2019 - DAC</b>

Best Product 2018-2019 - DAC

"Chord’s original battery-powered DAC/headphone amplifier was a hard act to follow, but the new Hugo 2 is a giant leap forward. Inside its ultra-modern aluminium case is a custom-coded digital converter and filter that sounds like nothing else around. Comfortably able to see off any conventional DAC at its price, it’s astounding for a compact music machine, with a vibrant and rhythmic sound."

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2017 Best DAC £1000+
“There isn’t another DAC around at anywhere near this sort of price able to communicate so torrentially, so unambiguously or so effortlessly"

AV Online

"There isn’t another DAC around at anywhere near this sort of price able to communicate so torrentially, so unambiguously or so effortlessly. We like it a lot."

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Best Buy

"The Hugo 2 does everything that the original Hugo does with improvements in every department. This is a truly outstanding piece of digital equipment – one that offers performance that is utterly unfazed by whatever you choose to play on it."

In 2014, Chord introduced Hugo, 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 us to introduce a next-generation version, Hugo 2, featuring flexible new features, plus next-generation technical and sonic performance.

Hugo 2 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 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 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.

 

  • Tick Materials: Clamshell precision machined aluminium casing with polycarbonate buttons, acrylic signal window, and glass viewing portal. Available in a choice of two colours – natural silver, and satin black
  • Tick Battery: 2x Rechargeable custom Enix Energies 3.7v 9.6Wh Li-ion (lithium-ion (2600mAh) batteries
  • Tick Tap length filter: 49,195 – 10 element Pulse Array design
  • Tick Play time: In excess of seven (7) hours
  • Tick Charging: Nominal four (4) hours via Micro USB at 1.8amps (fast charge) – Nominal eight (8) hours at 1amp (slow charge)
  • Tick Connectivity (input): Micro USB (White): 44.1kHz – 768kHz – 16bit – 32bit / Coax via 3.5mm Jack (Red): 44.1kHz – 768kHz – 16bit – 32bit / Optical (Green): 44.1kHz – 192kHz – 16bit – 24bit
  • Tick Connectivity (input wireless): Bluetooth (Apt X) (Blue): 44.1kHz – 48kHz – 16bit
  • Tick Connectivity (output): 1x ¼” jack headphone output / 1x 3.5mm jack headphone output / 1x stereo (L & R) RCA output
  • Tick PCM support: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 358.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz, and 768kHz
  • Tick DSD support: Native playback supported. DSD64 (Single) to DSD512 (Octa-DSD)
  • Tick Volume control: Digital, activated in 1dB increments. Last known state saved upon shutdown, with exception of line-level mode
  • Tick Line-level mode: Activated via dual press of middle ‘Source’ and ‘Crossfeed’ buttons. Line level = 3v via all outputs. Reset by power cycle
  • Tick Power saving mode: Auto-shutdown after ten minutes of input inactivity
  • Tick Driver support: Driverless with Mac OS X and Linux, driver required for Windows OS

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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 33Ω
1050mW 8Ω
Weight 450g
Dimensions 130mm (L) x 100mm (W) x 21mm (H)
Boxed Dimensions 220mm (L) x 122mm (W) x 85mm (H)
Included Accessories 2amp USB Charger
1.5m Micro USB Cable
Micro USB to Micro USB OTG Cable
Hugo 2 Owners Overview Manual

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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