Chord Electronics

Chord Hugo TT2 Desktop DAC/Preamplifier and Headphone Amp

£4,250.00 + FREE DELIVERY

Available for collection or installation only

Multi award winning DAC 

Customisable filters

Upgradable with M-Scaler


Chord Hugo TT2 Desktop DAC/Preamplifier and Headphone Amp

The Hugo TT2 is the second iteration of the Hugo TableTop DAC, preamplifier and headphone amplifier. 


It is not simply a refresh or cosmetic change it is a ground-up redesign with 5x the processing power of its predecessor. Using the latest implementation of digital architecture from the world-renowned Rob Watts allows the Hugo TT2 to extract the maximum from your digital signal. 


The feature set of the Hugo TT2 is now supercharged, capable of handling 768KHz PCM with support for DSD 512, the Hugo really is a power house!


The Hugo TT2 is capable of doing this due to the use of a powerful Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA chip, however, it is not an off the shelf unit it is custom coded by Rob Watts, with 86x 208MHz cores running in parallel to create an advanced 16FS WTA 1 filter with 98,304-taps. The Hugo TT2 delivers unrivalled audio performance, only overshadowed by it's bigger brother DAVE.


A brand new high-power discreet output stage coupled with second-order noise-shaping integrated between the DAC output and filter is also employed to massively reduce distortion. Further improvements have also been made to the power delivery. Hugo TT 2 eschews the Li-Po battery power supply of the original and ushers in six super capacitors capable of delivering huge, linear dynamic currents when the music demands it with peak output of 5A, 9.3V RMS.


Hugo TT 2 can be upgraded with the addition of M Scaler, Chord's digital upscaling device.



Materials: Precision machined aluminium casing with steel ball bearing buttons, gloss black acrylic signal window, glass viewing portal, and dot matrix display. Available in a choice of two colours – silver, and satin black

Tap length filter: 98,304-tap 16FS WTA 1 – 10 element design

Connectivity (input): 1x USB Type-B, 2x Coax BNC, 2x Optical & Bluetooth

Connectivity (output): Stereo XLR, Stereo RCA, 2x 6.5mm Headphone jack & 1x 3.5mm Headphone jack

Connectivity (digital output): 2x DX BNC (expansion outputs)

Weight: 2.53kg

PCM support: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz, and 768kHz. 16 – 32bit

DSD support: DoP DSD 64 to DSD 512 – native via Windows

Volume control: Digital

Line-level mode: Activated within the menu

Driver support: Driverless with Mac OS X and Linux, driver required for Windows OS

Dynamic range: 127dB ‘A’ weighted

Noise: 4 uV ‘A’ weighted (high gain), 1.7 uV ‘A’ weighted (low gain) with no measurable noise floor modulation

Distortion: 0.00008% @ 2.5 V 300Ω; 0.00016% @ 6 W 8Ω

Output power (unbalanced): (@1% THD) 288 mW RMS 300Ω; 7.3 W RMS 8Ω

Output power (balanced): (@1% THD) 1.15 W RMS 300Ω; 18W RMS 8Ω

Output impedance: 0.042Ω

Stereo separation: 9 V RMS 300Ω -138dB

Dimensions: 5.2cm (H) 23.5cm (W) 23.8cm (D)

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