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  • Chord Electronics Hugo

The Hugo is a highly advanced DAC/headphone amp. Chord Electronics is well recognized as being a world leader in digital audio technology. Their award winning converters have been based around a unique FPGA DAC technology. This technology is employed in the Hugo and the result is studio-master-tape sound quality, advanced connectivity and uncompromising file playback capability. Hugo offers five digital inputs including A2DP aptX Bluetooth, plus advanced 384kHz PCM and DSD 128 playback for today's high-resolution DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition) music files.

"The Chord Electronics Hugo is an amazing headphone amplifier/DAC. Its small size and battery operation makes it possible for anyone who uses either a backpack, briefcase, or even a large coat pocket to enjoy very high-quality digital audio on the go. When used at home in a quite environment one can easily recognize that this is no ordinary headphone amplifier, DAC, or combination of the two. It might be priced higher than some other units, but I'm not aware of many other units that combine such an exceptional DAC with such a top-notch headphone amplifier, and is battery powered, and is small enough to fit in the palm of one's hand. Bravo Chord. If you can afford a Chord Electronics Hugo, purchase one. Now!" —

"It's the best there is." —

"Simply put, the Chord Hugo is the finest DAC that I have ever heard. It also sports one of the best headphone amplifiers I have ever experienced. The Hugo can reveal details in music that I never thought possible. Build quality is excellent... couple that with the fact that it is one of the best portable Amp/DAC's in the world and you have a product that is hard to beat at any price." — The Headphone Guru

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Chord Electronics Hugo

  • $2,895

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