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Chord - Hugo M Scaler

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Go for an easy EMI scheme which allows you to pay for your orders over a convenient period. A minimum purchase value of Rs. 500 is required to avail the EMI facility and the facility can be availed for tenures of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.

This payment method is currently only available for customers using credit cards issued by Kotak, Axis, ICICI, IndusInd, HDFC, HSBC, SBI, AMEX, RBL & STANC Banks.

After checking out, Select the "Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking / EMI" option, which will then direct you to the PayU Payment gateway. Select your card and check the installment value and the overall interest charged on the transaction. 

The interest rate charged varies from bank to bank. Here is a summary of the interest rates:

Bank Min Amount (INR) 3 Months 6 Months 9 Months 12 Months 18 Months 24 Months
KOTAK 500 12% 12% 14% 14% 15% 15%
AXIS 2500 12% 12% 13% 13% 15% 15%
ICICI 1500 13% 13% 13% 13% 15% 15%
INDUSIND 2000 13% 13% 13% 13% 15% 15%
HDFC 3000 13% 13% 14% 14% 15% 15%
HSBC 2000 12.50% 12.50% 13.50% 13.50% 13.50% -
SBI  2500
14%
14%
14%
14%
- -
AMEX
5000
15%
15%
15%
15%
- -
RBL
500
13%
13%
13%
13%
13%
13%
STANC
2000
13%
13%
14%
14%
15%
15%

These are annualized interest rates charged on a monthly reducing balance, which means that the principal amount is reduced with every EMI and the interest is calculated on the outstanding balance.

No processing or convenience fees are charged on any EMI transactions.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Minimum Order value for EMI eligibility varies from Bank to bank. 
  2. EMI purchases need to be made on a single credit card and cannot be split across multiple cards.
  3. EMI monthly schedules begin from the next card billing statement post the transaction date as determined by your bank.

  

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  • The Short Story

    Ideal for
    Audiophiles

    Best for
    Indoor Use

    FPGA DAC
    Chip

    Metal
    Build

    3 Years of
    Warranty

    Designed & Made
    in the UK

  • The Long Story

    High-Quality Audio, Always

    At the heart of the Hugo M Scalar is the Xilinx XC7A200T FPGA (field programmable gate array) chip which provides 740 DSP cores. The FPGA-based WTA (Watts Transient Alignment) filtering technology is very effective in improving the sound quality. This upscaler can upgrade standard audio at 44.1kHz up to 705.6kHz i.e. 16 times that of a CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution.

    Connect Easily

    While optimised to be used with select Chord Electronics DACs, the Hugo M Scalar can work with other DACs as well. You can connect to the Qutest, Dave or Hugo TT2 with the dual BNC sockets. Other outputs include single BNC at 352.8/384kHz and optical S/PDIF at 176.4/192kHz. You can also connect to a variety of digital sources with the two BNC sockets, two Toslink sockets and a Type-B USB input.


    Compact & Easy to Use

    The Hugo M Scalar has been made to align with the rest of the TT (Table Top) series, so it’s really easy to stack it up. It features illuminable fascia-mounted spherical controls where the data (on input source and incoming sample rate) is visually displayed on a polychromatic scale. It also has a governing input selection, output sample rate and video mode for lower latency.

  • Specifications

    AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
    INPUTS 2x BNC
    2x optical
    1x galvanically isolated USB Type-B compatible with DSD and PCM data (up to DSD 256); with DSD upsampled to PCM
    OUTPUTS 1x optical
    1x S/PDIF
    1x galvanically isolated dual BNC (enables upscaling to the maximum resolution (768kHz from 96kHz data)
    FPGA Xilinx XC7A200T
    FILTER TAP LENGTH 1,015,808 WTA taps
    WEIGHT 2.55 kg
    IN THE BOX
    BOX CONTENTS Chord - Hugo M Scaler
    1.5m 15v 4A Switching power supply
    IR Remote Control
    Dual BNC Cables
    M Scaler User Manual
  • Warranty

    Don’t sweat it, This Chord product is covered by a 3 Years manufacturer's warranty.
    Learn more

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Chord Hugo m scaler the vinyl killer

Chord's philosophy of using custom long length digital filters programmed into FPGAs continues in the form of Hugo m scaler. The product uses same tech as in Blu mk2 cd transport but in much more compact and cheaper package. The first impression is that the device feels much smaller actually than in images on web. It is extremely well built and be tucked anywhere in your system except in very closed spaces as it can be a bit warm(not hot) during operation. It requires about 70 to 80 hours but in imho. Through its dual bnc coaxial out it outputs upto 768khz upscaled output, filtering out all noise while preserving the timing of transients courtesy 1M tap WTA filter. The output can be fed to dual bnc compatible chord dacs like qutest, Hugo 2, tt2 and Dave. The output of a single bnc (half of 768khz) can be fed to any other compatible dac of even other brands. Though the full benefit of m scaler will not be available out of single bnc. Now coming to sound. The sound via Hugo 2 is changed into a much more precise soundstage, focussed vocals , punchy textured bass with a clear sense reverb. Vocals become scarily realistic . One can feel the singer in the room. The extra details are not at the cost of increased brightness and overall impression is like a original analog master vinyl and even better in many areas like higher s/n, better frequency extension and no click or pops. Imho this device is vinyl killer with a compatible dac. Must must have for an audiophile willing to spend for ultimate transparency and realism.