Theres stacks of detail up for grabs, the chord delivering much more insight to the finer nuances of a track than the ha1. Use the link provided above to access the chord websiteproduct page for the hugo tt2 and read all about the features. Chord electronics hugo tt da headphone amplifier jon iverson oct 21, 2015 the british company chord electronics has always seemed to me to be audios crazy uncle. Its a functional handset, bogstandard where hugo 2 itself is wildly individual, but its presence suggests chord knows full well hugo 2 is as likely to end up as a dacpreamp in a static system as it is to get out and about. Perfect for onthego high fidelity, while being comfortable in support of a conventional audio system, chord s new hugo 2 rocks. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of our groundbreaking and gamechanging dac 64, we have launched hugo the worlds most advanced dacheadphone amp. In order to get the most from your product please, take a few moments to read these instructions. The chord electronics hugo 2 is a compact form factor dac digitaltoanalogue converter, preamp and headphone amplifier. Delving deeper, in comparison to the 256tap filters that traditional chip dacs may run at, hugo tt 2s beating heart is a powerful xilinx artix 7 fpga, customcoded by chord electronics rob watts, with 86x 208mhz cores running in parallel to create an advanced 16fs wta 1 filter with 98,304taps. The chord hugo tt2 dac packs more audio performance than ever in its svelte chassis, delivering a worldclass level of resolution and musicality, particularly when paired with the chord hugo m scaler.
Chord hugo manual portable dac headphone amplifier hifi. Chord electronics hugo tt 2 headphone amplifier hugo tt 2 has been radically redesigned from the ground up, not only with beautiful new casework by chief designer, john franks, but with 5x the processing power of the original hugo tt and double that of the multiawardwinning hugo 2. The hugo delivers hardtobeat sound quality in an unbelievably small and versatile package by what hifi. Page 1 hugo portable headphone amplifier with advanced dac thank you for purchasing the chord hugo. Despite its size, the ttoby sets new standards for small amplifiers and takes full advantage of chord electronics proprietary amplification technology and design knowhow. Chord hugo tt 2 sets a new benchmark for tabletop dacs, eclipsed only by the flagship dave the chord hugo tt2 is the latest version of the table top dac from chord electronics. Chargers between 12 amps will charge hugo 2 in halfcharge mode and will decrease playcharge length. Jan 05, 2017 i listened to hugo 2 for 30 minutes at the nyc canjam back in february. Delving deeper, in comparison to the 256tap filters that traditional chip dacs may run at, hugo tt 2s beating heart is an infinitely more powerful xilinx artix 7 fpga, customcoded by chord electronics rob watts, with 86x 208mhz cores running in parallel to create an advanced 16fs wta 1 filter with 98,304taps. Chord hugo tt 2 dac headphone amplifier best prices.
If i could only have one dacheadphone amp, this would be it. The chord hugo 2 is a neutral, balanced and linear sounding unit, that doesnt favor bass or treble. The chord 2go is designed to transform one of the best dacs on the market, the chord hugo 2, into a fully portable music streaming setup. Mar 05, 2020 hugo 2 owners overview manual ir remote control as with all the chord products the build quality is exceptional using precision machined aluminium casing and available in the classic silver colour or the sleek black style. Following the release of the hugo 2, chord has announced the second generation of the tabletop version, the chord hugo 2 tt. Chord hugo portable headphone amplifier with advanced dac 4 pages amplifier chord hugo2 user manual. The hugo was a hugely significant product for chord electronics. We also recommend that you store this user manual, along with your original receipt of. Hugo can also be used as a standalone dac with rca phono outputs to connect into a hifi system. Contact your chord retailer to place an order, making sure you specify the plug modifications as above.
Whether youre searching for the user manual for your trusty mojo or all of the technical specs for the new hugo m scaler, weve got you covered. I finally had time to give these two guys a better a comparison for those still interested. Feb 12, 2017 the chord hugo 2 is battery powered 2x rechargeable custom enix energies 3. For sale is a benchmark hpa4, i am the 1st owner and bought this from benchmark directly. The two british gents including sales manager colin pratt were very amicable, even a bit entertaining as far as boothside stopandchats go. The build of the chord hugo is exemplary and cannot fault them apart from the one reservation with the ergonomics despite this been the improved second gen case for the hugo the 3.
In 2014, we introduced hugo, a revolutionary portable dac and headphone amp that became a landmark product in the audio landscape. Lift up the inner velour coated plastic separation to find the accessories. Chord have clearly learnt from the hugo mki and the casing is much more finished. Chord electronics limited chord electronics limited input switch xfeed switch power switch 3. Chords great differentiater, its bespoke field programmable gate array, is back in supercharged form in hugo 2. The m scaler is an instant upgrade to any existing dac you have. It features a state of the art fpga dac design with our latest wta filter algorithm. Virtually every rival brand uses offtheshelf oem chips to deal with digitaltoanalogue conversion, filtering, even dsdprocessing. Chord hugo 2 manual hifi engine owners and service manuals. Underneath the hugo, you will find a coax adapter and a chord usb stick with drivers including a digital copy of the manual, although my unit came with printed manuals both in english and german.
To deactivate, switch the unit off and confirm that the volume has reduced using the colour chart supplied within this manual. Sure, the bass is impressive but at the expense of correct tonality. The biggest benefit of having the chord electronics hugo 2 is the microusb. Chord electronics was founded in 1989 by john franks. Find everything you need to know about the hugo line of hifi products in chord hugo magazine. Chord hugo 2 transportable dac headphone amplifier. The chord hugo 2 transportable dac headphone amplifier builds on the groundbreaking original.
Yeah, well, in my system of chord hugo and fyne f502s it sounds downright dull straight from an overhaul. Powerful transportable dac and headphone amplifier. The hugo 2 tt is bigger, better and more advanced in every way and it sets a new benchmark for tabletop dacs, eclipsed only by chord s flagship dave. Chord hugo 2 mobile dac headphone amplifier the chord hugo maybe small but it certainly packs a punch offering one of the best dacs available today matched with a stunning headphone amp and with the benefit that you can take it with you when travelling thanks to its internal battery. Wts chord hugo tt2 and hugo m scaler, as a bundle silver. Hugo 2 can be used both at home and onthego, either with headphones or within a conventional audio system. Whether youre searching for the user manual for your trusty. Are fpga capabilities the bottleneck for chord dacs. At this page you find all the manuals of chord sorted by product category. Even if it comes with a normal micro a usb cable, it would have been nice if it also had a micromicro cable for tablet phone use. Page 20 dx v the power rails of the data usb input, and dx \ simultaneously. With dac architecture based on the awardwinning hugo 2, qutest offers classleading digital conversion. Chord electronics hugo 2 mobile dac headphone amplifier. At the chord booth i played at first several brahms symphonies i had listened at carnegie hall in nyc the week before.
Chord hugo 2 hifi engine owners and service manuals. But chord is a restless company, and hugo is no more. It has the ability to upgrade your standard definition digital input signals and output them to your dac at a max resolution of 352. Before operation, we strongly advise you read this user manual thoroughly. Chord has tacitly acknowledged as much by including a remote control with this latest hugo. Hugo 2 is a powerful dac and headphone amp that builds on the groundbreaking original. Wts my chord hugo tt2 and hugo m scaler, as a bundle. Discover chord mojo, the awardwinning, pocketsized headphone amplifier and dac that makes your music, movies and games sound better, anywhere. Chord electronics hugo 2 dac digital to analogue converter.
Page 19 chord electronics chord electronics hugo m scaler manual hugo m scaler manual special features 6. Hugo 2 presents good body from down low to up high and it has the most lovely timbre with good layering throughout. We show only the top 10 products per product group at this page. The hugo 2 tt is bigger, better and more advanced in every way and it sets a new benchmark for tabletop dacs, eclipsed only by chords flagship dave. View and download chord hugott instruction manual online. The device offers four digital inputs optical, coaxial and hd usb plus extendedrange bluetooth, with highresolution file playback up to 768khz and up to dsd512 octa. For a list of authorised retailers please contact the company via their website. For example, i was surprised to find that dave does not use the latest and most expensive xilinx architecture but an older one called spartan6. First owner, includes original box, accessories, manuals. High quality dac headphone amp, will power almost any headphones power amp for high sensitivity speakers. Build and features while the transport is capable of working with all dacs, you really need one that will accept sampling rates of 768khz to make full use of it and there arent many alternatives to the chord designs in. The combination of hugo tt and ttoby provides a highquality hifi system, with desktop dimensions and a spacesaving footprint.
If the batteries are fully depleted the unit will not switch on. Chordette toucan chordette toucan blue hugo hugo 2 mojo. This website is not affiliated with or sponsored by chord. The chord hugo 2go streamer is available for demonstration in our hull store by request. Original receipt and original boxesmanuals all included. Chord electronics advances the revolutionary hugo digital to analog converter dac and portable headphone amplifier with the next generation chord hugo 2. Sometimes when listening to the utopia straight from the hugo 2 i feel the layering could still be a little better but when i. The chord electronics hugo 2 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. A 5v 2amp charger is required to charge hugo 2 at maximum speed. Benchmark hpa4 1st owner, original receipt included.
Overall built quality is as good as anything in the highend world like linn or naim. Sep 17, 2017 owners of the original hugo will be pleased to learn that the new iteration accepts a broader range of rca cable plugs, even the eichmanns that terminate curious new analogue interconnect. Despite its highres capabilities, the hugo is as at home with a 320kbps spotify stream as it is with a meaty pcm or dsd file up to dsd128. Chord hugo manual portable dac headphone amplifier. Summary of contents for chord hugo page 1 bluetooth or can be connected via micro usb to give a direct digital audio signal as found on many portable devices. If you want to see more manuals of a specific product group click the green button below the product category. It is quite a step up from the original version with the rob watts custom designed fpga providing 5. Hugo is a multiawardwinning mobile dac and headphone amplifier of unrivaled quality. Buttons have a good tactile feel and all connections properly sized so cables fit snugly. Chord electronics hugo 2 portable headphones dac amplifier. Pre order ships in 6 weeks following the release of the hugo 2, chord has announced the second generation of the tabletop version, the chord hugo 2 tt. Designed for both home and mobile use, hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems sound quality with its cuttingedge proprietary dac technology.
Chord hugo 2 transportable dac headphone amplifier audio46. Hugo instruction manual portable headphone amplifier with advanced dac thank you for purchasing the chord hugo. You can keep it plugged in without worry of overcharging, the hugo 2 is a very intelligent device. Developed from the awardwinning transportable hugo 2, the hugo tt 2 is bigger, better and more advanced in every way. To upgrade your chord hugo 2 tt to the next level, we recommend adding the chord hugo m scaler. The chord hugo 2 is a nice evolution and step up from the original hugo. To purchase hugo 2 spares or accessories, please contact the company via their website or visit an authorised retailer. It is a considered update to the original chord electronics hugo that was launched in 2014. Original receipt will be included as well as all the original boxes and manuals. The hugo is made by the uk based chord electronics, a name that should ring a bell if youve been following the development of digital audio over the last few decades. I had a good time visiting the chord booth at canjam this year. The hugo 2 can be used portably on the go although not quite as conveniently as the chord mojo, or permanently in the home or office. Chord electronics hugo tt 2 headphone amplifier shop now at. Hugo tt 2 has been radically redesigned from the ground up, not only with beautiful new casework by chief designer, john franks, but with 5x the processing power of the original hugo tt and double that of the multiawardwinning hugo 2.
In order to get the most from your product please take a few moments to read these instructions. The chord 2yu offers four digital outputs so it can be connected to any dac or any other device with a digital input, and it can be connected to chords own hugo m scaler hugo tt2 to create a stateoftheart streaming system. View the chord mojo manual for free or ask your question to other chord mojo owners. View and download chord hugo instruction manual online. You shouldnt need to read the user manual just to figure out what each. Running the hugo 2 in dac only mode saw the rossi black box stay put. Will get new images up this evening, but this will go quick. Advances in digital technology, including the latest fpgas and wta watts transient aligned filters, have enabled us to introduce a nextgeneration version, hugo 2, featuring flexible new features, plus nextgeneration technical and sonic performance. In order to get the most from your product, please take a. Description specification package content in 2014, we introduced hugo, a revoluti. Chord qutest is a standalone dac introduced by chord electronics at ces 2018 to replace its multiaward winning predecessor, the 2qute. A little smaller, a little sharper around the edges, and significantly more expensive than the original.
The current model chord hugo tt2 dacheadphone amppreamp is acknowledged to be one of the best dacs in the world right now. Chord hugo tt2 dacheadphone amppreamp for sale canuck. The hugott is an advanced desktop headphone amplifier and state of the art fpga. Chord electronics limited chord electronics limited. Chargers between 12 amps will charge hugo 2 in half charge mode and will decrease playcharge length. Chord electronics hugo 2 the official thread page 223. Below are my notes after the event which i know i should have posted them long time ago. A chip from a newer architecture at 28nm that is more power efficient is used in mojo, hugo, and hugo 2. Rob watts, chord electronics digital designerconsultant, wanted to get the m scaler technology into more ears.
Sep 24, 2017 chord electronics hugo 2 is the second generation transportable amp and dac with an improved wta of 49,152 using a 10 element pulse array design. The chord hugo is nothing less than a stunning achievement a multitalented device that will transform your music listening so much youll wonder what you ever did without it. So, if youve got a hugo dac and you want to use it in your main system as well as a portable device, the chord company can offer you a range of cables that will help you realise just how good this little dac is. Crazy like a fox, maybe, but definitely marching to their own tune.531 34 288 1150 605 352 325 535 100 1158 860 670 1363 1400 1444 736 1453 448 422 199 1364 1401 1180 1212 1443 825 131 771 1420 1071 924 983 14 607