Chord Hugo 2 DAC Headphone Amplifier

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Chord Hugo 2 DAC Headphone Amplifier

$ 3,699

Description

Chord Hugo 2

Chord Hugo 2 is a powerful DAC and headphone amplifier designed for both home and mobile use.  The Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology.

The Hugo 2 can be used both at home and on-the-go, either with headphones or within a conventional audio system.

 

Features

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:

In excess of seven (7) hours

 

Charging:

Nominal four (4) hours via Micro USB at 1.8amps (fast charge) – Nominal eight (8) hours at 1amp (slow charge)

 

Connectivity (input):

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

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

Dual data mode input (using both BNC coax inputs together): 44.1kHz – 768kHz – 16bit – 32bit

Optical (Green): 44.1kHz – 192kHz – 16bit – 24bit

 

Connectivity (input wireless):

Bluetooth (Apt X) (Blue): 44.1kHz – 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, 358.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz, and 768kHz.

 

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

 

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: 450g

Dimensions: 130mm (L) x 100mm (W) x 21mm (H)

Boxed Dimensions: 220mm (L) x 122mm (W) x 85mm (H)

 

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