Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by ChordElectronics, Jan 5, 2017.
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  1. ChordElectronics
    The legend, remastered. The world’s most advanced transportable DAC/Headphone Amp has undergone a drastic redesign - Welcome to Hugo 2. 
    Beginning with 26,000 taps back in 2013 with the original Hugo, Hugo 2 now has an incredible 49,152 and uses techniques developed over the past four years to deliver a stunningly clear audio performance, such has never been heard from a mobile DAC/Headphone Amp before.
    Hugo doesn’t just deliver better performance and measurements, it’s got all new casework developed by Chief Designer - John Franks, increases PCM support to 768kHz and adds up to DSD512 (Octa-DSD) native playback, now includes four filter options, remote control functionality, increased Bluetooth range, and sports Micro USB charging. 
    Available early 2017
    UK RRP: £1,800.00
    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 33Ω
                                                             1050mW 8Ω
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  2. ChordElectronics
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  3. boomtube
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2017
  4. tamsaiming2003
    So we can have warm/cold but detailed sound by just switching filters?
  5. Mimouille
    I was going to say I am not interested, but 13cm X 10cm X 2cm is very small. So I am interested.

    Edit...same size as Hugo. Forget it.
  6. justrest
    It looks amazing. 
  7. toears
    So, will there be any difference in the sound quality, between Hugo 1 & 2? To the human ear..
  8. bakieryigit
    Must be more powerfull , Like ifi micro idsd.. 
    thats bad , ı guess but looks geat.
  9. Tinola
    Wow. Take my money already, Chord!
  10. maxh22
    This looks so awesome! Good job Chord!
  11. Jawed
    This should sound a lot better than Hugo TT... Tap count is almost double and 10 element pulse array instead of 4 elements in Hugo/Hugo TT. Also, the output power appears to be even better.

    Remote control! Well, I guessed that bit right.

    Now playing: Slowdive - Blue Day
  12. toears
    What is early 2017?
  13. bflat
    Does the Bluetooth support AAC codec or do iOS devices default to SBC?
  14. Deftone
  15. CosmicHolyGhost
    will the poly module work on this new hugo?
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