Chord Electronics Hugo 2 (Black)

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Chord Electronics Hugo 2 (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp
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”The Chord Hugo 2 remains impossible to beat.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2022 award-winner.

The missing link for reference quality sound

You’ve already got top quality headphones and a Hi-Res music source but something is missing. This is where Hugo 2 comes in to play. The Chord Electronics Hugo 2 combines a top quality headphone amp and DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) with sophisticated processing and battery-powered portability for the ultimate music experience at home and on the move.

Reference quality sound from your headphones – on the move
Fitted with a powerful, dynamic-sounding headphone amp, the Hugo 2 effortless powers a wide range of headphones. It also features a digital crossfeed function with three operation modes. This adjusts the sound to replicate a natural soundstage and has three settings (Light/Medium/Heavy) for the best effect. For the most direct sound, crossfeed can be switched off.

A top quality DAC for your home system
As well as the finest headphone amp for music on the move, the Hugo 2 also makes for one of the best-sounding DACs in its class. Connect via USB, optical or coaxial and enjoy stunning clarity from the custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 chipset.

Shape the sound, with four-function switch filter
Selectable frequency-shaping lets you tailor the sound to your exact requirements. Choose between Incisive neutral, Incisive neutral with high frequency roll off, Warm and Warmer with high frequency roll-off. Each mode suits different types of music, recordings and headphones. Chord’s iconic coloured buttons glow different colours depending upon the selected mode.

Hi-Res sound – right up to 768kHz/32-bit
The Hugo 2 comes into its own with Hi-Res music files. Use the USB input from your laptop or home computer and you can stream music files right up to 768kHz/32bit. The coaxial input features a dual data mode connection option, taking the permitted file size from 384kHz/32-bit right up to a USB-matching 768kHz/32bit (specialist cable and source required). The optical input accepts up to 96kHz/24-bit. Native DSD up to DSD512 is also supported.

Bluetooth aptX input
For ease of use, you can connect a suitable source wirelessly to the Hugo 2. Perfect for a smartphone or tablet, the Bluetooth aptX, wireless connection is ideal for casual listening. The wireless connection lets you keep hold of your smartphone for other purposes, while the music simultaneously plays through your system.

Wide range of connections
Whatever you want to connect, the Hugo 2 has it covered. Digital inputs are covered by micro USB, optical and coaxial. Outputs include separate 3.5mm and 6.35mm sockets for the best connection, free of any adaptor plug, for your headphones. RCA phonos connect up to your system at home.

Long-life batteries
The Hugo 2 uses two Enix Energies Li-ion batteries for a playback time of around seven hours. A USB charger is supplied, and the Hugo 2 is easily be charged from USB devices outputting at least 1 amp (2 amp output required for maximum speed charging).

Aluminium case in black or silver
Built from machined aluminium casings, the Hugo 2 is built to the highest standard. This case doesn’t just look and feel luxurious, it also provides excellent shielding and isolation from electrical and mechanical outside interference. Available in natural silver or satin black, it looks every bit as special as it sounds.

Reveal a whole new layer of music, at home or on the move, with the Chord Electronics Hugo 2.
Connectivity
Audio Outputs
1 x RCA pair
Bluetooth
Yes
Coaxial Digital Inputs
1 x 3.5mm (With Dual Data Mode)
Headphone Output
2 (3.5mm and 6.35mm)
Optical Digital Inputs
1
USB Input
1 + 1 Charge
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
5 years
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
20 - 20,000
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Energy Consumption
Battery Life
Around 7 hours
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
100 x 23 x 131
Weight
Weight (KG)
0.45
Accessories
Included Cables
Micro USB to Micro USB OTG Cable, 1.5m Micro USB Cable
Remote Control
Yes
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shop and great customer service!!! I bought the Chord Hugo 2 with ease and I am very happy with the purchase, price and warranty. I can confidently recommend Richer Sounds as the best place to buy from . 5 stars!!!
Date published: 2024-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chord Hugo 2 I tested this DAC after a long time and can definitely say that the output is a pure crisp more vibrant sound. Definitely can also be ported if required.
Date published: 2022-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical DAC but be patient. I’ve had this for 2 weeks now and although have enjoyed listening to it for that time it’s only recently that it’s started to fulfil its potential. I was after a DAC upgrade and the reviews online and on YouTube made this look like a great, although pricey buy. I had seen one YouTube review that said you need to burn it in for at least 2 weeks. I poo pooed this idea but have used it a lot during the last 2 weeks then today, wow it is just producing seriously magical sounds! I am listening to complete albums that I haven’t played for years as I am enjoying every track and hearing stunning sounds. So don’t feel disappointed if it doesn’t get you instantly, IT WILL. I listen to both Qobuz and Spotify via my iPod and IPad through Meze Empyreans. It is relatively expensive but if you can afford it’s well worth it.
Date published: 2020-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound Bought the Hugo 2 a month ago to power a pair of Beyerdynamic Amiron Home headphones. I run Tidal through it from a MacBook. The sound is outstanding. It's almost a cliche to say I heard things in my favourite music I've never heard before... but that's exactly what happened. Detail, space, clarity--everything I get out of the Hugo 2 justifies every penny I spent on it. It's made me dig up stuff I haven't listened to for years, just to see what it sounds like through such a quality setup. I also find the colour-coded lights in the 'porthole' are really useful. I can see the bitrate of each file at a glance. CD-quality (red) sounds excellent. Move up to the yellows and greens of 96/192 kbps files, and you'll hear fingers on strings and musicians turning the pages of their scores. Doesn't matter what genres you're listening to, either--I've tried buy Hugo 2 with everything from heavy rock and electronica to film scores and classical, and it brings out the best in all of them. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2020-02-21
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