Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 DAC/M Scaler upscaler

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Chord Electronics Hugo TT2,
Chord Electronics M Scaler
Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 DAC/M Scaler upscaler

The Hugo TT 2 and Hugo M Scaler fit together like a sonic hand in a glove; once you hear them together, you won’t ever want for them to be apart. While Chord Electronics’ DAVE may be in a class of its own as a standalone headphone amp/DAC, the combination of the Hugo TT 2 and the Hugo M Scaler actually costs less than the DAVE and may actually offer better all around performance, which is saying a mouthful.


Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 headphone amplifier/preamp/DAC

Type: Solid-state headphone amplifier/preamp/DAC

Inputs: Two TOSLink optical, two coaxial BNC, one driverless USB input, USB Type-B, aptX Bluetooth 

Outputs: Analogue: Stereo XLR, stereo RCA, 2 ×6.35mm headphone jacks, 1 ×3.5mm headphone jack
Digital: 2× DX BNC (expansion outputs)

Formats supported: PCM from 44.1kHz to 768kHz sampling rates. DSD (via DoP) from DSD64 to DSD512

Digital Filters: 98,304-tap 16FS WTA 1 (Watts Transient Alignment) digital filter. Four user-selectable sub-filters:

Crossfeed: Four user selectable settings

Operating Modes: Three options are supported: Headphone mode: Hugo TT 2 operates as headphone amp/DAC with variable output levels.
Amplification mode: Hugo TT 2 operates as a digital preamplifier with variable output levels. DAC mode: Hugo TT2 operates as a DAC with fixed line-level outputs

Dynamic Range: 127dB (A weighted)

Noise: 4µV (A weighted, high gain), 1.7µV (A weighted, low gain) with no measurable noise floor modulation

Distortion: 0.00008% @ 2.5V, 300 Ohms; 0.00016% @ 6W. 8 Ohms

Power Output (@1% THD): Unbalanced 300 Ohms: 288mW RMS, 8 Ohms: 7.3W RMS

Balanced: 300 Ohms: 1.15W RMS
8 Ohms: 18W RMS

Dimensions (H×W×D): 40.5 ×235 ×223mm

Weight: 2.53kg

Price: £3,995 (UK), $5,795 (US)

Chord Hugo M-Scaler digital upscaling device

Type: Digital upscaling device with a greater than 1M-tap digital filter

Digital Inputs: 2 ×BNC, 2 ×optical, 1 ×galvanically isolated USB Type B

Digital outputs: 1 ×optical, 1 ×S/PDIF, 1 ×galvanically isolated dual BNC (which supports upscaling to 768kHz from 48kHz data)

Upscaling: 44.1kHz digital audio files (or multiples of 44.1kHz) upscaled to 705.6kHz via dual BNC outputs
48kHz digital audio files (or multiples of 48kHz) upscaled to 768kHz via dual BMC outputs

FPGA device: Xilinx XC7A200T

Digital Filters: 1, 015,808-tap WTA (Watts Transient Alignment)

Dimensions (H×W×D): 46 ×235 ×236mm

Weight: 2.55kg

Price: £3,495 (UK), $4,995 (US)

Manufacturer: Chord Electronics Ltd.

Tel.: +44 (0) 1622 721444


North American distributor: Bluebird Music


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