Chord Hugo TT2 Desktop DAC/Preamplifier and Headphone Amp
Available for collection or installation only
Multi award winning DAC
Upgradable with M-Scaler
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.
HUGO TT 2 – SPECIFICATIONS:
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)
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)