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Chord Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier

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Chord Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier
£1199.00 1In stock
Generous Trade in Available - CALL NOW: 01482 223 096

Chord Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier

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

We have a small number of Ex Demo Chord Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifiers for sale. Available in Black and Silver the Ex demo Chord Hugos come with a full 3 year Chord Electronics warranty. RRP: £1399, Ex Demo £1199, Save £200

Hugo is a multi-award-winning mobile DAC and headphone amplifier of unrivaled quality. Put simply, it is the world’s most advanced headphone amp/DAC, offering five digital inputs including A2DP aptX Bluetooth, plus advanced 384kHz PCM and DSD 128 playback for today’s high-resolution music files. It uses our bespoke FPGA DAC technology to deliver class-leading sound quality from your music collection, however it is stored.

Whether you have your music on a smartphone, tablet or laptop, or regularly use a CD player, Hugo’s advanced technology will transform the sound of the music you love. It can be used both on-the-go with up to three pairs of headphones, and at home in your audio system, thanks to its line-level output feature.

Called Hugo (because you can take Hugo wherever ‘you-go’), the device offers studio-master-tape sound quality, advanced connectivity and uncompromising file playback capability, all from a palm-sized player. Hugo brings our renowned digital audio expertise to serious headphone listening and a 10-hour battery life brings real flexibility when travelling.

Hugo is ready to take advantage of today’s advanced studio-master-quality (DXD) music files. It can decode sample rates ranging from 44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM), allowing audiophiles to experience music in true high definition, along with the best possible reproduction of CD-quality music. Hugo benefits from two advanced USB inputs: one driverless input for legacy USB devices and one asynchronous high-definition USB port for operation up to 384kHz. Thanks to two additional digital inputs, coaxial and optical, any connected component with a digital output will also benefit from Hugo’s advanced technology.

Hugo also has A2DP Bluetooth capability and 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.

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 Hugo DAC Headphone Amplifier then either call us on 01482 223096 or email us at  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 - No Deposit Required

Fanthorpes hifi can also offer buy now pay later on the Chord 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 or call us on 01482 223096 and we will email an application form to you

Chord 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