Chord Electronics

Chord - Hugo 2

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Designed & Made
in the UK

Ideal for
Audiophiles

For Studio &
Professionals

Best for
Indoor Use

Best Suited for
Portable Use

3 Years of
Warranty

Metal
Build

Bluetooth with
aptX

7 Hours of
Battery Life

FBGA DAC
Chip

DESCRIPTION

CUTTING-EDGE TECH FOR NEXT-GEN PERFORMANCE

The Chord Hugo 2 features next-gen performance in terms of sound all thanks to its FPGA and WTA (Watts Transient Aligned) filters. It offers 49,152 taps. It can be used at home in a conventional audio system or on-the-move using the 7-hour battery life. You get 2 modes of automatic charging with its dedicated Micro USB charging port.

MULTIPLE CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

You can connect the Hugo 2 to multiple devices with the optical, coaxial and HD USB inputs. The analogue outputs include RCA connectors, 3.5mm jack and 6.35mm headphone outputs. You can also stream audio wirelessly using Bluetooth with Qualcomm aptX. The USB connection supports hi-res file playback up to 768kHz and DSD512 while the remote control adds flexibility to full-sized desktop systems.
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CHOOSE BETWEEN DIFFERENT FILTERS & OPERATION MODES

Choose between the 4 frequency-shaping switch filters. You can pick between a warm & soft presentation or a transparent & incisive sound. The Hugo 2 offers three operation modes for headphone-listening. It even retains the popular digital crossfeed function of the original Hugo. The system duplicates the effect of listening to speakers and is based on advanced binaural audio research.

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DURABLE ALUMINIUM CHASSIS WITH STYLISH CONTROL BUTTONS

Just like the Chord Mojo, the Hugo 2 can drive headphones up to 800Ω. All its cutting-edge tech is encased in a durable CNC-milled aluminium chassis. It features four spherical control buttons which illuminate in a different colour light to give you information about the power, input, filters and crossfeed functions..

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SPECS

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
BATTERY LIFE 7 Hours
CHARGING Nominal 6 hours via Micro USB at 1.8amps (fast charge) – Nominal 8 hours at 1amp (slow charge)
BATTERY 2x Rechargeable custom Enix Energies 3.7v 9.6Wh Li-ion (lithium-ion (2600mAh) batteries*
VOLUME CONTROL Digital, activated in 1dB increments. Last known state saved upon shutdown, with exception of line-level mode
POWER SAVING MODE Auto-shutdown after ten minutes of input inactivity
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS Chord - Hugo 2
2amp USB Charger
1.5m Micro USB Cable
Micro USB to Micro USB OTG Cable
Hugo 2 Owners Overview Manual
AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
PCM SUPPORT 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 358.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz, and 768kHz.
1x stereo (L & R) RCA output
DRIVER SUPPORT Driverless with Mac OS X and Linux, driver required for Windows OS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD <0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300Ω
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 0.025Ω
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO 126dB ‘A’ Weighted
CHANNEL SEPARATION 135dB at 1kHz 300Ω
POWER OUTPUT @ 1kHz 1% THD 94mW 300Ω
740mW 33Ω
1050mW 8Ω
Tap length filter 49,152 – 10 element Pulse Array design
DSD SUPPORT Native playback supported. DSD64 (Single) to DSD512 (Octa-DSD)
LINE-LEVEL MODE Activated via dual press of middle ‘Source’ and ‘Crossfeed’ buttons. Line level = 3v via all outputs. Reset by power cycle
BUILD & DESIGN
MATERIALS Clamshell precision machined aluminium casing with polycarbonate buttons, acrylic signal window, and glass viewing portal. Available in a choice of two colours – natural silver, and satin black
WEIGHT 450g
DIMENSIONS 2.3cm (H) x 10cm (W) x 13.1cm (D)
CONNECTIVITY
INPUT- WIRED Micro USB (White): 44.1kHz to 768kHz – 16bit to 32bit
Coax via 3.5mm Jack (Red): 44.1kHz to 384kHz – 16bit to 32bit
Dual data mode input (using both BNC coax inputs together): 44.1kHz to 768kHz – 16bit to 32bit
Optical (Green): 44.1kHz to 96kHz – 16bit to 24bit
INPUT - WIRELESS Bluetooth (Apt X) (Blue): 44.1kHz to 48kHz – 16bit
OUTPUT 1x ¼” jack headphone output
1x 3.5mm jack headphone output

User Guide

Learn how to make the most out of your Chord Hugo 2with information on how to protect and clean your device from time to time. Get information on battery life indicators and configuring these with other devices.

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Warranty & Media Reviews

3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Chord Hugo 2 comes with a 3 year warranty from Chord that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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What

What Hi-Fi? Awards

Best DAC over £1200
Oct, 2017

What

What Hi-Fi? Awards

Best DAC over £1200
Nov, 2018

What

Best DAC over £1200

What Hi-Fi? Awards
Nov, 2019

What

Best DAC/ Headphone amp

EISA Awards
Aug, 2019

AVForums

Best Buy Winner

AVForums
July, 2017

Headfonics

Best Portable AMP/DAC

Headfonics
April, 2020

Headfonia

Best AMP/DAC Winner

Headfonia
Dec, 2019

Headfonics

Stereonet Award Winner

Stereonet UK
Mar, 2020

What

Best DAC over £1200

What Hi-Fi? Awards
Oct, 2020

Headfonics

"I honestly can’t think of a single transportable DAC device out on the market today that can beat the Hugo 2 for pure sound. That bodes well for the end of the year awards."

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What-HiFi

"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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DarKo-Audio

"Chord Electronics’ outstanding Hugo 2: On sound quality and utility – judging it as a complete package – Chord Electronics’ Hugo 2 is the finest DAC I’ve seen/heard/used to date."

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Headfonia

"The Hugo 2 is their best portable DAC at the moment and you won’t be disappointed in any way. There’s a reason the Hugo 2 also keeps its place in our Best DAC/Amp Recommendations list."

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Live music in your pocket
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World class DAC !!
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Chord Hugo 2, great multi talented dac
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The only Music Device you'll ever need !!!
Hi Dr. Harsha, Thank you so much for your valuable review about the Chord Hugo 2. It feels amazing to have you around and we appreciate your kind words about us. People like you motivates us to continue doing the good work and improvise it every coming day. Team Headphone Zone