Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier

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The Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier builds on the original Hugo model to create a powerful DAC and headphone amp, producing excellent, high-quality audio reproduction from your headphones.

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The Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier - sibling of the original landmark product, Hugo - has taken the original model and greatly improved upon it. With advanced digital technology that includes the latest FPGAs and WTA (Watts Transient Aligned) filters, the Hugo 2 features flexible new features and next generation technical and sonic performance. Used either on the go, or in the comfort of your home, the Chord Electronics Hugo 2 can connect to headphones, or within a conventional audio system. The line-level output and full-function remote control helps to add flexibility to the Hugo 2 in full-size and desktop systems.

The Hugo 2 offers four digital inputs - Optical, Coaxial and HD USB - along with extended range Bluetooth, boasting high resolution file playback up to 768kHz and DSD512 (Octa DSD), through the HD USB input. Analogue outputs included in the Hugo 2 include 2 x RCA, 3.5mm headphone output and 6.35mm headphone output.

The Hugo 2's four-function switch filter offers a useful and convenient degree of user-selectable frequency-shaping that helps to bring a warm and soft, or transparent and incisive presentation. The four-switch filter also helps with additional flexibility and user control. For use whilst listening through headphones, the Hugo 2 will retain the popular digital crossfeed function of the original, whilst offering three operation modes. The system will duplicate the effect of listening to speakers and is based on advanced binaural audio research.

The Chord Electronics Hugo2 Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier comes with four spherical control buttons that light up with colour-coding information. These buttons also work to control the power, input, filtering and crossfeed functions of the Hugo 2. Battery life is around seven hours of use and there are two modes of automatic charging available, including the use of the dedicated Micro USB charge port. A convenient indicator shows charging and battery-charge status.

  • Retains popular digital crossfeed function whilst listening through headphones
  • High-resolution file playback up to 768 kHz / DSD512 (Octa DSD)
  • Illuminated control buttons with colour-coding information
  • 2 x RCA, 3.5mm and 6.35mm headphone outputs
  • Optical, Coaxial and HD USB inputs
  • Phone and headphones not included

  • More Information
    BrandsChord Electronics
    Product Specifications
    • THD + N
    120dB at 1kHz 300ohms
    • Signal to noise ratio
    126dB ‘A’ Weighted
    • Dimensions (HxWxD) in mm
    21 x 100 x 130
    • Power Output
    94mW 300O, 740mW 33O, 1050mW 8
    • Weight
    0.45 kg
    • Impedance
    What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2019What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2019Best DAC over £1200 - A stunning sequel from Chord.
    Headfonics Awards 2017Headfonics Awards 2017The Hugo 2’s improved design, superior BT capability, and more enjoyable amp not only delivers as a system component but also as a bonafide transportable DAC/AMP of the highest quality.
    AV Tech Media Awards 2017-18AV Tech Media Awards 2017-18Crucially, the Hugo 2 immerses the listener in the musical event, making it the best hi-fi digital converter at or near the price.
    Headphone Guru 2017Headphone Guru 2017Simply put the Chord Hugo2 does it all! From offering a truly world class desktop solution as both a source and amplifier for your headphones...
    What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2017What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2017Chord Hugo 2 - Best DAC £1000+
    What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2018What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2018Chord Hugo 2 - Best DAC over £1200
    What Hi Fi 5 Star ReviewWhat Hi Fi 5 Star ReviewChord Hugo 2 - The Price point is not a inconsiderable sum for a DAC, but Hugo 2 proves well worth it.
    EISA 2018-2019EISA 2018-2019Chord Hugo 2 - Best DAC of 2018
    What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2021What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2021The Chord Hugo 2 remains impossible to beat
    HiFi+ Awards 2017HiFi+ Awards 2017The Hugo2 is not an inexpensive product, but it performs at such a high level as a headphone amplifier and especially as a DAC that it deserves your careful consideration and our strongest possible recommendation.
    What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2020What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2020Best DAC over £1200

    Product Brochures

    Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier Product Review
    Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier Instruction Manual
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    NameSKUQtyLead time
    Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier Black402921In Stock for Immediate Dispatch
    Chord Electronics Hugo 2 Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier Silver402930Normally hand built to order around 14 to 21 days.

    Warranty information for Chord Electronics:


    Chord Electronics products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 36 months on all products except the Mojo, which is a period of 12 months.

    This 36 month guarantee applies to all Chord Electronics Products (excluding the Mojo) including Digital to Analogue Convertors, Digital Streamers, Headphone Amplifiers. Phono Pre Amplifiers, Stereo & Mono Pre Amplifiers and Stereo Pre Amplifiers. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.

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