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Hugo 2 is a powerful DAC and headphone amp designed for both home and mobile use. Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology.
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GROUND BREAKING
Designed for both home and mobile use, Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology.
INPUTS
Micro USB, Coax 3.5mm
THD
<0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300Ω
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
CHIP TYPE
Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
126dB ‘A’ Weighted
GROUND BREAKING
Designed for both home and mobile use, Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology.
INPUTS
Micro USB, Coax 3.5mm
THD
<0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300Ω
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
CHIP TYPE
Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
126dB ‘A’ Weighted

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Chord Hugo 2 Transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier

  • Chord Custom FPGA DAC
  • 49,152 Taps
  • 7 hour Battery Life
  • 768kHz Micro USB Input
  • 384kHz Coax Jack Input
  • 192kHz Optical Input
  • Bluetooth Apt X Input
  • 1x ¼-inch Headphone Output
  • 1x 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • Unbalanced RCA Outputs
  • Supports up to 768kHz
  • DSD512 (8x) Native
  • Native DSD Support
  • 4 x Playback Filters
  • 3 x Crossfeed Function
  • Supports up to 800Ω
  • IR Remote Control Included
  • CNC Aluminium Chassis

Hugo 2 is a powerful DAC and headphone amp designed for both home and mobile use. Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology.

In 2014, Chord Electronics introduced Hugo, a revolutionary portable DAC and headphone amp that became a landmark product in the audio landscape. Advances in digital technology, including the latest FPGAs and WTA (Watts Transient Aligned) filters, have enabled Chord to introduce a next-generation version, Hugo 2, featuring flexible new features, plus next-generation technical and sonic performance.

Hugo 2 can be used both at home and on-the-go, either with headphones or within a conventional audio system. Its line-level output and full-function remote control adds real flexibility in full-size and desktop systems.

The device offers four digital inputs (optical, coaxial and HD USB) plus extended-range Bluetooth, with high-resolution file playback up to 768kHz and up to DSD512 (Octa DSD), via its HD USB input. Analogue outputs include 2x RCA, plus 3.5 mm and 6.35 mm headphone outputs.

A four-function switch filter offers a useful degree of user-selectable frequency-shaping, bringing warm and soft or transparent and incisive presentations, giving additional flexibility and user control. For headphone-listening, Hugo 2 retains the popular digital crossfeed function of the original and offers three operation modes. The system duplicates the effect of listening to speakers and is based on advanced binaural audio research.

Hugo 2 features four spherical control buttons, which illuminate with colour-coding information and control power, input, filtering, plus the unit’s crossfeed functions.

Battery playing time is around seven hours and two modes of automatic charging are included using the dedicated Micro USB charging port; an indicator shows charging and battery-charge status.

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Product Description

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Hugo 2 is a powerful DAC and headphone amp designed for both home and mobile use. Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology.
Get the Details
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Features & Specs Line Circle

GROUND BREAKING
Designed for both home and mobile use, Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology.
INPUTS
Micro USB, Coax 3.5mm
THD
<0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300Ω
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
CHIP TYPE
Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
126dB ‘A’ Weighted
GROUND BREAKING
Designed for both home and mobile use, Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology.
INPUTS
Micro USB, Coax 3.5mm
THD
<0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300Ω
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
CHIP TYPE
Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
126dB ‘A’ Weighted
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Expert Insight

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There isn’t another DAC around at anywhere near this sort of price able to communicate so torrentially, so unambiguously or so effortlessly. We like it a lot.

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Details

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Chord Hugo 2 Transportable DAC/Headphone Amplifier

  • Chord Custom FPGA DAC
  • 49,152 Taps
  • 7 hour Battery Life
  • 768kHz Micro USB Input
  • 384kHz Coax Jack Input
  • 192kHz Optical Input
  • Bluetooth Apt X Input
  • 1x ¼-inch Headphone Output
  • 1x 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • Unbalanced RCA Outputs
  • Supports up to 768kHz
  • DSD512 (8x) Native
  • Native DSD Support
  • 4 x Playback Filters
  • 3 x Crossfeed Function
  • Supports up to 800Ω
  • IR Remote Control Included
  • CNC Aluminium Chassis

Hugo 2 is a powerful DAC and headphone amp designed for both home and mobile use. Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology.

In 2014, Chord Electronics introduced Hugo, a revolutionary portable DAC and headphone amp that became a landmark product in the audio landscape. Advances in digital technology, including the latest FPGAs and WTA (Watts Transient Aligned) filters, have enabled Chord to introduce a next-generation version, Hugo 2, featuring flexible new features, plus next-generation technical and sonic performance.

Hugo 2 can be used both at home and on-the-go, either with headphones or within a conventional audio system. Its line-level output and full-function remote control adds real flexibility in full-size and desktop systems.

The device offers four digital inputs (optical, coaxial and HD USB) plus extended-range Bluetooth, with high-resolution file playback up to 768kHz and up to DSD512 (Octa DSD), via its HD USB input. Analogue outputs include 2x RCA, plus 3.5 mm and 6.35 mm headphone outputs.

A four-function switch filter offers a useful degree of user-selectable frequency-shaping, bringing warm and soft or transparent and incisive presentations, giving additional flexibility and user control. For headphone-listening, Hugo 2 retains the popular digital crossfeed function of the original and offers three operation modes. The system duplicates the effect of listening to speakers and is based on advanced binaural audio research.

Hugo 2 features four spherical control buttons, which illuminate with colour-coding information and control power, input, filtering, plus the unit’s crossfeed functions.

Battery playing time is around seven hours and two modes of automatic charging are included using the dedicated Micro USB charging port; an indicator shows charging and battery-charge status.

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