Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler

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The Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler is an advanced Digital to Analogue Converter, capable of upscaling CD quality audio and feeding it to a high-end DAC. The Hugo M Scaler uses a highly advanced digital filter to redefine digital audio quality.

The Hugo M Scaler utilises technology developed for the flagship BLU MKII digital/CD transport, operating one of the most advanced digital filters available. With Chord Electronics’ proprietary unique filter technology, the Hugo M Scaler can upscale standard CD quality at 44.1 kHz up to 705.6 kHz, 16 times more. The Hugo M Scaler further upscales to 768 kHz for the dual BNC input DACs, making it a perfect combination for Chord Electronics’ DAVE, Qutest or Hugo TT2 DACs.

The Hugo M Scaler features the ground-breaking FPGA based Watts Transient Alignment filtering technology, for digitally connected audio devices to vastly improve the sound quality. By connecting the upscaler to Chord Electronics products in the Table Top range, the Hugo TT2 and TToby power amp, the full benefits of the Hugo M Scaler can be heard, working in optimum capacity in a space saving system. With illuminating control spheres and a precision aluminium chassis, the Hugo M Scaler not only matches the TT range in specifications, but in design also.

Featuring two BNC connections and two optical inputs for digital audio, the Hugo M Scaler also offers DSD 256 support through a galvanically isolated USB-B input for an easy connection to digital sources such as your PC. Dual BNC outputs enable upscaling to 768 kHz, to take full advantage of the technology in-built in the Hugo M Scaler.

  • Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler advanced digital upscaler for refined digital audio
  • Upscale 44.1 kHz to 16 times higher at 705.6 kHz
  • Dual BNC outputs enable 768 kHz maximum upscaling
  • FPGA based Watts Transient Alignment filtering technology
  • Works with Chord Electronics’ Table Top range, matching the Hugo TT2 DAC pre-amp
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BrandsChord Electronics
Product Specifications


2x BNC

2x optical

1x USB Type-B


1x optical


1x dual BNC

Adjustable sample rate output


Video mode (for lower latency)


Auto video and source selection


‘DX’ controls for future product


Precision-milled chassis, crafted from aircraft-grade aluminium



Xilinx XC7A200T

Filter tap length

1,015,808 WTA taps


235 x 40.5 x 236mm (WxHxD)




Golden Ear 2019 AwardsGolden Ear 2019 AwardsWe’re delighted to announce that the Hugo M Scaler and Hugo TT 2 have won The Absolute Sound’s prestigious Golden Ear Award!
HiFi+ Awards 2019HiFi+ Awards 2019The M Scaler can accept virtually any digital audio file input regardless of resolution or sampling rate and will upscale the input data to either 705.6kHz or 768kHz levels
The Ear Hi Fi AwardsThe Ear Hi Fi AwardsFor both standard and high res, it should be noted that the benefits are most apparent when Hugo M Scaler is upscaling to its maximum 16FS, 705.6kHz/768kHz.

Product Brochures

Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler Product Review
Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler Instruction Manual
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NameSKUQtyLead time
Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler Black456170Normally hand built to order around 14 to 21 days.
Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler Silver456180Normally 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.