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Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - Portable DAC
Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - Portable DAC
Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - Portable DAC
Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - Portable DAC
Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - Portable DAC
Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - Portable DAC

    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - Portable DAC

    $3,999.00
    Hugo 2 - Portable DAC/preamp/headphone amp In 2014, we 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...
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    Hugo 2 - Portable DAC/preamp/headphone amp

    In 2014, we 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.

    HUGO 2 – SPECIFICATIONS

    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

    Battery: 2x Rechargeable custom Enix Energies 3.7v 9.6Wh Li-ion (lithium-ion (2600mAh) batteries*

    Tap length filter: 49,152 – 10 element Pulse Array design

    Play time: 8 hrs (Avg.time)

    Charging: Nominal six (6) hours via Micro USB at 1.8amps (fast charge) – Nominal eight (8) hours at 1amp (slow charge)

    Connectivity (input): Micro USB (White): 44.1kHz to 768kHz – 16bit to 32bit

    Coax via 3.5mm jack (Red): 44.1kHz to 384kHz – 16bit to 32bit

    Coax via (same) 3.5mm jack (Dual data mode: Yellow): 44.1kHz to 768kHz – 16bit to 32bit

    Optical (Green): 44.1kHz to 96kHz – 16bit to 24bit

    Connectivity (input wireless): Bluetooth (Apt X) (Blue): 44.1kHz to 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, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz, and 768kHz. 16 – 32bit

    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 support: Driverless with Mac OS X and Linux, driver required for Windows OS

    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)

    Technical 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)

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