HUGO 2Transportable 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.
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 add 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.
- 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
- Weight 450g
- Dimensions 130mm (L) x 100mm (W) x 21mm (H)
- Boxed Dimensions 220mm (L) x 122mm (W) x 85mm (H)
Backed with a 3 Year Limited Warranty
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