Chord Hugo Mobile DAC Headphone Amp

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Chord Hugo Mobile DAC/Headphone Amp

Hugo mobile DAC/headphone amp

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of our ground-breaking and game-changing DAC 64, Chord launched Hugo - the world's most advanced DAC/headphone amp. Based on the same FPGA DAC technology that has helped establish Chord Electronics as an authority in digital audio, Hugo is a reference-level portable - a world first in audio history.

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

Technical specs:

Advanced digital volume control

Crossfeed filter network

Battery powered for approximately 12 hours operation

Input, sample rate and volume level indication by colour-change LEDs

26K tap-length filter (more than double when compared to the QuteHD DAC)

Headphone output: 110dB SPL into a 300ohm headphone load

Output power - 1KHz 1V sinewave both channels driven 0.1% distortion

600 ohms 35mW

300 ohms 70mW

56 ohms 320mW

32 ohms 600mW

8 ohms 720mW

THD - 1KHz 3V output: 0.0005%

Dynamic Range: 120dB

Output impedance: 0.075 ohms

Damping factor >100


  • BrandHugo

  • SKU120010

  • MPN320mW

  • Impedance0.075 ohm

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