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Chord Electronics Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier

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Chord Electronics Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier
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Chord Electronics Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier

The Chord Electronics Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier is availalbe for demonstration in our Hull store.

Here at Fanthorpes HiFi we've made no secret of our love for the Chord Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier. Leading the way in DAC technology, Rob Watts has managed to squeeze all of his DAC know how into an incredibly compact box, without taking a step down in sound quality.

Chord Electronics Hugo

The DAC section in the Hugo uses a field programmable gate array (or FPGA, for short). This is where the Hugo differs from most DAC’s. Instead of buying a DAC chip from another company, the chip in the Chord Hugo was designed in house by Chord. By designing the chip-set themselves, Chord have been able to tailor the specifications to a small, compact device. Features include: SPDIF decoding, USB timing, WTA filtering, DSD decoding and filtering, volume control, crossfeed control, noise shaping, along with converting the digital signal to analogue.

  

Despite the Chord Hugo DAC's small size, it still offers a wealth of connections including optical, coax and twin USB inputs, with aptX Bluetooth for wireless signals. Also there's a 6.3mm and two 3.5mm headphone outputs., There is a line-level output for using the Hugo as digital pre-amplifier. The Chord Hugo DAC also. has a 12 hour battery on full charge for when your out and about.

 Chord Electronics Hugo Connections 

The Chord Hugo DAC has a smart metal chassis, with a viewing 'porthole' , positioned above the Xillinx DAC chip. Colour-coded LEDs indicate input selection, crossfeed filter settings, sample rates, and volume settings.

  

Click here to view a Chord Hugo DAC Review from What HiFi?


Part Exchange Available

As you would expect from Fanthorpes hifi, we offer a generous part exchange against the Chord Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier. If you have any hifi that you wish to use as part payment against the Chord Electronics Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier then either call us on 01482 223096 or email us at shop@fanthorpes.co.uk  and we will give you a price to change. This is a fantastic and hassle free way of making the Chord Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier more affordable.


Finance Available

Fanthorpes hifi can also offer buy now pay later on the Chord Electronics Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year. If you are interested in taking advantage of our payment terms on the Chord Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call us on 01482 223096 and we will email an application form to you

Chord Electronics Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier Specification:

  • Advanced digital volume control
  • Crossfeed filter network
  • Battery powered for approximately 14 hours operation
  • Input, sample rate and volume level indication by colour-change LEDs
  • 26K tap-length filter (more than double when compared to the QuteHD DAC)
  • Headphone output: 110dB SPL into a 300ohm headphone load
  • Output power – 1KHz 1V sinewave both channels driven 0.1% distortion
  • 600 ohms 35mW
  • 300 ohms 70mW
  • 56 ohms 320mW
  • 32 ohms 600mW
  • 8 ohms 720mW
  • THD – 1KHz 3V output: 0.0005%
  • Dynamic Range: 120dB
  • Output impedance: 0.075 ohms
  • Damping factor >100
  • Weight: 0.4kg
  • Dimensions: 100x20x132mm (WxHxD)
  • Finish: Black or Silver
  • Three Year Warranty