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Chord Electronics Hugo Portable Headphone Amplifier & DAC - Silver - Open Box

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  • World's most advanced portable headphone amplifier & dac combo

  • What Hi-Fi? 2014 Award Winner: Best DAC over £1000

  • Portable studio master sound quality and uncompromising file playback capability

  • Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminium

  • Five digital inputs including A2DP AptX Bluetooth


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Chord Electronics Hugo

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Chord Electronics presents Hugo, the most advanced headphone amplifier and DAC combo available. This innovative portable device offers studio master sound quality, advanced connectivity and uncompromising file playback capability, all from a palm-sized player.

Once you've heard it you'll be completely smitten

What Hi-Fi?

This is the most innovational 32-bit DAC Chord has ever made, offering five digital inputs including A2DP aptX Bluetooth, plus advanced 384kHz PCM and DSD 128 playback for today's high-resolution DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition) music files.

Hugo can be used as both a portable headphone amp/DAC as well as a reference-level standalone DAC in a static system. Hugo enables music lovers to experience a world of super high-resolution music via headphones or suitable loudspeakers.

Hugo goes where you go.

 

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Uncompromising Playback
Studio master sound quality, advanced connectivity and uncompromising file playback capability, all from a palm-sized player.

Versatile Inputs
Five digital inputs including A2DP aptX Bluetooth, plus advanced 384kHz PCM and DSD 128 playback for today's high-resolution Digital eXtreme Definition (DXD) music files. Two advanced USB inputs with one for legacy USB devices, and a high-definition USB port for operation up to 384kHz.

Multiple Outputs
To make sure the Hugo is ready for action in any situation, it features one 6.35mm headphone jack, two 3.5mm headphone jacks, and a stereo pair of RCA analogue output jacks.

Wireless Bluetooth 
Hugo uses a custom-made module with the aptX codec to feed a digital signal directly into the DAC circuitry, so even without cables, high-quality music can still be enjoyed.

Proprietary Drivers
Whether using Mac OS or Windows OS, Chord Electronics' own proprietary driver software is provided, removing the restrictions of current operating system audio playback.

Digital Volume Control
Incorporated in the Hugo is a technically advanced reference-grade digital volume control that does not lose bits and changes colour with volume changes.

Advanced Design
Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminium, with a bright silver hard-anodised finish. The top-mounted porthole gives users an intriguing insight into the internal circuitry, which changes colour with differing incoming sample rates.

 

Chord Electronics Hugo

 

REVIEWS

 

What Hi-Fi? 2014 Award Winner: Best DAC over £1000

What Hi-Fi? 2014 Award Winner

“There’s no doubt the Hugo is the best-sounding DAC and headphone amp we’ve heard at this price, and when you add in its portability it becomes a quite superb proposition.”

 

Hi-Fi Choice Celebrates Hugo DAC with 'Editors' Choice' Award

Hi-Fi Choice Editors' Choice

"The Hugo has an ease, a fluidity and a naturalness that's truly unique. One of the finest digital converters in the world - and it just happens to be portable."

 

 

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Headphone output: 110dB SPL into a 300ohm headphone load
  • Output power: 600 ohms 35mW / 300 ohms 70mW / 56 ohms 320mW / 32 ohms 600mW / 8 ohms 720mW
  • THD: 0.0005%
  • Dynamic Range: 120dB
  • Output impedance: 0.075 ohms
  • Weight: 0.4kg
  • Dimensions: 100x20x132mm (WxHxD)

INPUTS

  • Optical TOSLink 24-bit/192kHz-capable
  • RCA coaxial input 24-bit/384kHz-capable
  • Driverless USB input 16-bit/48kHz-capable (designed for tablets/phones)
  • HD USB input 32-bit/384KHz and DSD128-capable (for computer/laptop playback)

OUTPUTS

  • 2 x 3.5mm headphone jacks
  • 1 x 6.35mm headphone jack
  • 1 x (pair) stereo RCA phono output

DRIVERS

  • On a PC Hugo will playback music up to 384KHz and support both DSD64 and DSD128.
  • On Apple Mac OS, iOS for iPhone/iPad and Android, no drivers are required and Hugo will work up to 384KHz and DSD64/128 if your playback software/app can support it.
 
 
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FEATURES

  • Portable studio master grade sound quality
  • Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminium
  • Five digital inputs including A2DP aptX Bluetooth
  • Multiple outputs including 6.35mm, 3.5mm and RCA analogue
  • Advanced digital volume control
  • Crossfeed filter network
  • Battery powered for approximately 14 hours operation with 2 hour charge
  • Input, sample rate and volume level indication by colour-change LEDs
  • 26K tap-length filter
  • Proprietary driver software provided
 

Chord Electronics Hugo

 

BrandChord Electronics
Product TypeDAC / Headphone Amplifier
ColourSilver
Feature KeywordHi-Fi, Portable
Recommended UseDigital audio player, Hi-Fi, Portable audio system
Manufacturer Warranty3 Years
Included AccessoriesMains cable, Straps, USB cables, Optical cable
Part NumberHugo
GTIN713228252778
ConditionUsed

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