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Chord Hugo Portable Headphone Amplifier & USB DAC - Silver

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Chord Hugo Portable Headphone Amplifier & USB DAC - Silver

  • Unique high performance Xilinx FPGA DAC

  • High THD+N ratio of 140dB

  • Standard TOSLINK, coaxial SPDIF input

  • USB input supports 32bit/384kHz PCM & DSD128 playback (Dedicated drivers)

  • OTG USB support for connection to phones/tablets

  • Bluetooth input via high quality aptX codec

  • Powers up to 3 headphones at once (1 x 6.35mm, 2 x 3.5mm)

  • Crossfeed modes for improved soundstage with headphones

  • Volume bypass for standalone DAC operation mode

  • Battery life up to 14 hours



Chord Electronics Hugo USB reference grade DAC plus headphone amp is a reference-level portable product for PCM and DSD audio – a world first in audio history and the unit is based on the same FPGA DAC technology that has helped establish Chord Electronics as an authority in digital audio.

The unit is called Hugo (because you can take Hugo wherever ‘you-go’), the new device offers studio-master-tape sound quality, advanced connectivity and uncompromising file playback capability, all from a palm-sized player. Hugo is the world’s most advanced headphone amp/DAC, offering five digital inputs including A2DP aptX Bluetooth, plus advanced 384kHz PCM and DSD 128 playback for today’s high-resolution DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition) music files.

The new Hugo, which can be used as both a portable headphone amp/DAC as well as a reference-level source component in a static system, brings the renowned digital audio expertise of Rob Watts and Chord Electronics to serious headphone listening, enabling consumers to experience a world of super-high-resolution music via their headphones. It offers unsurpassed performance and technology and is unrivaled in the marketplace, thanks to its bespoke technology, FPGA circuitry and advanced file-playback capability.

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Additional Information

Warranty 1 year (local)
Availability Discontinued
Product Type Amplifier (Headphone), DAC (Digital-Analog Converter)
Style/Type Portable
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