Chord

Chord Hugo TT

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  • Regular price $6,800.00


With the new Hugo TT (Table Top) we've built on the extraordinary success of our genre-defining Hugo DAC/headphone amplifier. The new larger desktop-orientated device offers greater connectivity including a USB-B input, XLR outputs, two quarter inch headphone outputs, plus improved performance and features. Compared to the more mobile Hugo, the Hugo TT gains a new larger chassis, remote control, an alphanumeric LED display with input/sample rate data, and improved sonic performance thanks to supercapacitors.

Advanced sample rate capability

The Hugo TT is ready to take advantage of today™'s advanced studio-master-quality (DXD) music files allowing music lovers to experience music in true high definition, along with the best possible reproduction of CD-quality music. Hugo TT supports up to 32-bit/384kHz audio via coax and USB, and 24-bit/192kHz over optical, plus DSD64 on all inputs and DSD128 via coax or USB (all via DoP). In a key upgrade over the original Hugo, the Hugo TT benefits from a high-quality asynchronous B-type USB connection for both the SD and HD USB input. With two further digital inputs: a (new) BNC coaxial and optical (Toslink), any connected component with a digital output can benefit from the Hugo TT™'s advanced sound quality.

Bluetooth

To fully integrate with today™'s digitally stored media, the new Hugo TT also has A2DP Bluetooth capability and uses a custom-made module with the aptX codec to feed a digital signal directly into the DAC circuitry, so even without cables, music can still be enjoyed.

Spartan 6 FPGA

The Hugo TT retains the same high-performance Spartan 6 FPGA that enabled Hugo to redefine the DAC genre in 2014. It has the same specification and measured performance as its mobile sibling, a device that "broke all records€ for dynamic range in leading UK hi-fi magazine, Hi-Fi World, in the summer of 2014.

Supercapacitors

Being a home-orientated device, the Hugo TT has been designed to run continuously from the supplied charger, however, Chord™'s engineers have also improved the battery and added Supercap energy storage, a technology seen in F1 where supercapacitors back-up the car's batteries by sharing the load and charge demands, thereby protecting them. They serve a similar purpose in the Hugo TT, extending the battery life as well as improving dynamics and demanding transients in recorded music.

Specifications

  • Advanced digital volume control
  • Crossfeed filter network
  • Battery-powered for power supply isolation
  • 14 Hour Battery Life
  • Input selection identification and remote volume up or down indication is via alphanumeric display and colour-changing LED display
  • 26K tap-length filter
  • THD: 140dB
  • Headphone output: 110dB SPL into a 300ohm headphone load
  • Inputs
  • 1x Optical TOSLink 24-bit/192KHz-capable
  • 1x BNC coaxial input 32-bit/384kHz -capable
  • 1x HD/SD USB B-type input up to 32-bit/384kHz

Outputs

  • 1x3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2x6.35mm (1/4-inch) headphone jack
  • 1x (pair) stereo RCA phono output
  • Fully balanced via XLR connectors
  • Dimensions: 235mm x 45mm x 225mm (WxDxH)