Hugo 2

Chord Electronics

MSRP: $2,795.00
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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.
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  • 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: over seven (7) hours
  • Charging: Nominal six (6) hours via Micro USB at 1.8amps (fast charge) – Nominal eight (8) hours at 1amp (slow charge)
  • Connectivity (input): Micro USB (White): 44.1kHz to 768kHz – 16bit to 32bit
    • Coax via 3.5mm Jack (Red): 44.1kHz to 384kHz – 16bit to 32bit
    • Dual data mode input (using both BNC coax inputs together): 44.1kHz to 768kHz – 16bit to 32bit
    • Optical (Green): 44.1kHz to 96kHz – 16bit to 24bit
  • Connectivity (input wireless): Bluetooth (Apt X) (Blue): 44.1kHz to 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. 16 – 32bit
  • 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

User Configurable Options:

  • Filters (Digital):

    Incisive neutral (Ultimate reference) (White)

    Incisive neutral HF roll-off (High Frequency roll off) (Green)

    Warm ('Smooth') (Orange)

    Warmer HF roll-off (High Frequency roll off) (Red)

  • Crossfeed (Digital IIR):

    Off – No Crossfeed

    Level 1 – Light

    Level 2 – Medium

    Level 3 – Heavy

  • Control options:


    Remote control (included)

Technical Specifications:

  • Chipset: Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA

  • Tap-length: 49,152Pulse 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: 2.3cm (H) 10cm (W) 13.1cm (D)

  • Boxed Dimensions: 8.5cm (H) 12.2cm (W) 22cm (D)

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