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Chord Electronics Hugo 2 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

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Chord Electronics’ has been making some of the finest high-performance hi-fi and audio products. Its name is admired and trusted worldwide, and with a true aesthetic understanding, cutting edge design, and exemplary audio engineering, it continues to render excellence from time to time.
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Chord Electronics’ has been making some of the finest high-performance hi-fi and audio products. Its name is admired and trusted worldwide, and with a true aesthetic understanding, cutting edge design, and exemplary audio engineering, it continues to render excellence from time to time.

The Hugo 2 is its new innovation that features flexible new features, all-new casework, plus next-generation technical and sonic performance. It comes as a redesigned version of its legendary portable DAC. This new launch ensures continuity with the much-loved original as well as assures comprehensively upgrades. It boasts the latest proprietary Chord Electronics FPGA technology offering cutting-edge technical and sonic performance, plus exciting new features.

Design and functionality

The Hugo 2 is innovative and distinct from its predecessor. It comes with a sharper, lower profile design and four spherical control buttons. The spheres are top-mounted to allow for future expansion side modules, and the top-mounted volume control sphere has been retained and built larger for more intuitive operation. It has stylish new design and enhanced functionality and is ideal for indoor use within both desktop and conventional home audio systems.

Performance

It brings a wide variety of performance improvements in a number of areas by implementing the latest FPGA and advanced WTA (Watts Transient Aligned) filters in it. Featuring new levels of technical performance, the Hugo 2 has performance gains in timing accuracy, headphone amp power, noise reduction and dynamic range. Other than this, it offers four digital inputs (optical, coaxial and HD USB) along with extended range Bluetooth, hi-res file playback up to 768 kHz and more.

Improved battery life

The Hugo 2 comes with improved battery life of around seven hours. It allows two modes of automatic charging: fast (1.8 amperes) and slow (less than one ampere), with the dedicated Micro USB charging port. To show battery charge status and charging, it features an indicator as well.


SPECIFICATIONS :
MaterialsClamshell precision machined aluminium casing with polycarbonate buttons, acrylic signal window, and glass viewing portal.
Battery2x Rechargeable custom Enix Energies 3.7v 9.6Wh Li-ion (lithium-ion (2600mAh) batteries
Play timeIn excess of seven (7) hours
Charging Nominal four (4) hours via Micro USB at 1.8amps (fast charge) – Nominal eight (8) hours at 1amp (slow charge)
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
Connectivity (input wireless) Bluetooth (Apt X) (Blue): 44.1kHz – 48kHz – 16bit
Connectivity (output) 1x ¼” jack headphone output
1x 3.5mm jack headphone output
1x stereo (L & R) RCA output
PCM support 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 358.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz, and 768kHz.
DSD support Native playback supported. DSD64 (Single) to DSD512 (Octa-DSD)
Volume control Digital, activated in 1dB increments. Last known state saved upon shutdown, with exception of line-level mode
Line-level mode Activated via dual press of middle ‘Source’ and ‘Crossfeed’ buttons. Line level = 3v via all outputs. Reset by power cycle
Power saving mode Auto-shutdown after ten minutes of input inactivity
Driver supportDriverless with Mac OS X and Linux, driver required for Windows OS
Filters (Digital)Hugo (Ultimate Reference) (White)
Hugo HF+ (High Frequency roll off) (Green)
Mojo (‘Smooth’) (Orange)
Mojo HF+ (High Frequency roll off) (Red)
Crossfeed (Digital IIR)Level 1 – Light
Level 2 – Medium
Level 3 – Heavy
Control optionsManual Remote control (included)
ChipsetChord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA
Tap-length49,152
Pulse array10 element pulse array design
Frequency response20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
Output stageClass A
Output impedance0.025Ω
THD<0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300Ω
THD and noise at 3v RMS120dB at 1kHz 300ohms ‘A’ wighted (reference 5.3v)
Noise 2.6 uV ‘A’ weightedNo measurable noise floor modulation
Signal to noise ratio126dB ‘A’ Weighted
Channel separation 135dB at 1kHz 300Ω
Power output @ 1kHz 1% THD94mW 300Ω
740mW 33Ω
1050mW 8Ω
Weight 450g
Dimensions130mm (L) x 100mm (W) x 21mm (H)
Boxed Dimensions220mm (L) x 122mm (W) x 85mm (H)
Key FeaturesChord 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 800Ω
IR Remote Control Included
CNC Aluminium Chassis
  • 2amp USB Charger
  • 1.5m Micro USB Cable
  • Micro USB to Micro USB OTG Cable
  • Hugo 2 Owners Overview Manual
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    What's Included

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