Battery powered DAC and headphone amplifier Chord Custom FPGA DAC Supports upton DSD512 Native 768kHz Micro USB input 384kHz Coax minijack input 192kHz Optical input Bluetooth Apt X Line level RCA outputs CNC Aluminium Case IR remote control In 2014,...
In 2014, Chord Electronics introduced the Hugo, a revolutionary portable DAC and headphone amp that became a landmark audio product. Advances in digital technology, have enabled Chord to introduce a next-generation version, featuring new features, plus next-generation 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 systems.
It offers four digital inputs; optical, coaxial, USB) and Bluetooth, with high-resolution file playback up to 768kHz and up to DSD512 (Octa DSD), via USB input. Analogue outputs include 2x RCA, plus 3.5mm and 6.35mm headphone outputs.
A four position filter offers a useful degree of user-selectable frequency-shaping, bringing warm and soft or transparent and incisive presentations. For headphone-listening, Hugo 2 retains the popular digital crossfeed function of the original with three operation modes. This replicates the effect of listening to speakers based on binaural audio research.
Hugo 2 features four spherical control buttons selecting power, input, filtering, and 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.
Nominal four (4) hours via Micro USB at 1.8amps (fast charge) – Nominal eight (8) hours at 1amp (slow charge)
Micro USB (White): 44.1kHz to 768kHz, 16bit to 32bit Digital SPDIF (Red): 44.1kHz to 768kHz, 16bit to 32bit Optical (Green): 44.1kHz to 192kHz, 16bit to 24bit Bluetooth aptX (Blue): 44.1kHz to 48kHz, 16bit