Chord Hugo TT2 DAC
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Developed from the multi-award-winning transportable Hugo 2, the Chord Hugo TT2 is bigger, better and more advanced in every way. 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. It is quite a step up from the original version
with the Rob Watt's custom designed FPGA providing 5 times the processing power
of its predecessor. Why is this a good thing? The increased processing power of
the latest chipset - nearly 100,000 taps allows the DAC to use more powerful
interpolation filters, in other words, it makes a better job or recreating the
original analogue signal.
The Chord Hugo TT2 also features a dual BNC input that
allows it to receive a 768Khz PCM signal from example the Chord M-scaler. The
DAC can also process DSD files to 512.
The Chord Hugo TT2 headphone amplifier has a much more powerful output satge
and will drive even the most demanding of headphones. This has been enabled by the replacement of the battery by 6 powerful super capacitors.
The Chord Hugo TT2 has balanced XLR analogue outputs and a pair on single ended RCA analogue outputs to connect to your amplifier or preamplifier. There are also a pair of BNC digital outs.
In terms of input we have USB, 2 x optical toslink, 2 BNC digital inputs and APT X bluetooth.
What improvements does the Hugo TT2 have over its predecessor?
Initial impression is the TT2 is tighter with improved timing and has a better transient attack to notes. More organisation resulting in better sound staging. There is an overall uplift in accuracy and definition between instruments.
Vocals sit in a nicer space, as in more defined and space around them. Bass performance is more expansive, neater, cleaner but sounds fuller.
After prolonged listen to the Hugo TT2, their seems to be an entire additional layer of upper mid ranger information present.
Part Exchange Available
As you would expect from Fanthorpes hifi, we offer a generous part exchange against the Chord Hugo TT 2 DAC. If you have any hifi that you wish to use as part payment against the Chord Hugo TT 2 DAC then either call us on 01482 223096 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you a price to change. This is a fantastic and hassle free way of making the Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 DAC more affordable.
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Chord Electronics Hugo TT2 DAC Specification:
- Dynamic range: 127dB ‘A’ weighted
- Noise: 4 uV ‘A’ weighted (high gain), 1.7 uV ‘A’ weighted (low gain) with no measurable noise floor modulation
- Distortion: 0.00008% @ 2.5 V 300Ω; 0.00016% @ 6 W 8Ω
- Output power (unbalanced): (@1% THD) 288 mW RMS 300Ω; 7.3 W RMS 8Ω
- Output power (balanced): (@1% THD) 1.15 W RMS 300Ω; 18W RMS 8Ω
- Output impedance: 0.042Ω
- Stereo separation: 9 V RMS 300Ω -138dB
- Dimensions: 130mm (L) x 100mm (W) x 21mm (H)
- Boxed Dimensions: 220mm (L) x 122mm (W) x 85mm (H)
* No deposit required on in store purchases only. Minimum 10% deposit required for online applications on the Chord Hugo TT2 DAC.