Chord Hugo 2

2.350,00

Chord Hugo 2. Powerful transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier. Hugo 2 is a powerful DAC and headphone amp that 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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Description

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 them to introduce a next-generation version, Chord Hugo 2 headphone amp and DAC, featuring flexible new features, plus next-generation technical and sonic performance.

 

Chord 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.

 

Versatiliy 

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.

 

Selectable functions

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.

Chord Hugo 2 ampDAC features four spherical control buttons, which illuminate with colour-coding information and control power, input, filtering, plus the unit’s crossfeed functions.

 

Battery life

Battery playing time is around 7 hours and two modes of automatic charging are included using the dedicated Micro USB charging port; an indicator shows charging and battery-charge status.

 

Features
Chord Custom FPGA DAC
49,152 Taps
7 hour Battery Life
768kHz Micro USB Input
384kHz Coax Jack Input
192kHz Optical Input
Bluetooth Apt X Input
1x ¼” Headphone Output
1x 3.5mm Headphone Output
Unbalanced RCA Outputs
Supports up to 768kHz
DSD512 (8x) Native
Native DSD Support
4x Playback Filters
3x Crossfeed Function
Supports up to 800O
IR Remote Control Included
CNC Aluminium Chassis

 

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Check out Chord Hugo 2 user’s manual.

Additional information

Colores

Black, Grey

Included accessories

2amp USB Charger
1.5m Micro USB Cable
Micro USB to Micro USB OTG Cable
Hugo 2 Owners Overview Manual

Specifications

Audio
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: 0.025O
THD: <0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300O
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 300O
Power output @ 1kHz 1% THD: 94mW 300O, 740mW 32O, 1050mW 😯

 

Control options
Manual
Remote control (included)

 

General
Dimensions: 130mm (L) x 100mm (W) x 21mm (H)
Boxed Dimensions: 220mm (L) x 122mm (W) x 85mm (H)
Weight: 450g

User Configurable Options

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

 

Crossfeed (Digital IIR)
Off – No Crossfeed
Level 1 – Light
Level 2 – Medium
Level 3 – Heavy

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