Chord Hugo TT
To fully integrate with today’s digitally stored media, the new Hugo TT also has A2DP Bluetooth capability and uses a custom-made module with the aptX codec to feed a digital signal directly into the DAC circuitry, so even without cables, music can still be enjoyed.
Spartan 6 FPGA
The Hugo TT retains the same high-performance Spartan 6 FPGA that enabled Hugo to redefine the DAC genre in 2014. It has the same specification and measured performance as its mobile sibling, a device that “broke all records” for dynamic range in leading UK hi-fi magazine, Hi-Fi World, in the summer of 2014.
Being a home-orientated device, the Hugo TT has been designed to run continuously from the supplied charger, however Chord’s engineers have also improved the battery and added Supercap energy storage, a technology seen in F1 where supercacitors back-up the cars batteries by sharing the load and charge demands, thereby protecting them. They serve a similar purpose in the Hugo TT, extending the battery life as well as improving dynamics and demanding transients in recorded music.
– Advanced digital volume control
– Crossfeed filter network
– Battery-powered for power supply isolation
– Input selection identification and remote volume up or down indication is via alphanumeric display and colour-changing LED display
– 26K tap-length filter
– THD: 140dB
– Headphone output: 110dB SPL into a 300ohm headphone load
– Optical x1 TOSLink 24-bit/192KHz-capable
– 1x BNC coaxial input 32-bit/384kHz -capable
– 1x HD/SD USB B-type input up to 32-bit/384kHz
– 1×3.5mm headphone jack
– 2×6.35mm (1/4-inch) headphone jack
– 1x (pair) stereo RCA phono output
– Fully balanced via XLR connectors
– 235mm x 45mm x 225mm (WxDx H)
– Weight 3Kg