WHAT HIFI AWARD WINNER 2016
'Best DAC £1000+'
Please note: this is the latest model of the Chord Hugo (with the newer chassis).
In celebration of Chord Electronic's ground-breaking DAC 64 turning 20 years old; Chord have launched the equally as impressive and state-of-the-art, reference sounding DAC/Headphone amp - the Hugo.
The Hugo is based on the same advanced FPGA DAC technology that has allowed Chord Electronics to take an authoritative stance in digital audio, this time in the form of the first reference level, portable DAC. The name given to the Hugo is a play-on-word to express its highly convenient portability ("take it wherever 'hugo'"), and the device offers exceptional studio-master-tape sound quality, advanced connectivity and full playback capability - and fits conveniently in your palm or pocket. Hugo has been described as the most advanced headphone amp/DAC, offering five digital inputs - including A2DP aptX Bluetooth, as well as advanced 384kHz PCM and DSD 129 playback for optimum resolution sound.
You can use the Hugo in both static systems, and on-the-go situations. Utilising the ability to decode sample rates ranging from 44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM), the Hugo is an audiophile's dream. Two advanced USB inputs are also present, one driver-less input for use with legacy USB devices, while the other is an asynchronous high-def USB port.
The Hugo features an integrated battery-charging circuit, with a full-charge life of about two-hours, while its casework and outer housing is built to last for many years. The Hugo features the uniform port-hole found with other Chord Electronics reference products. This gives an insight to the device's complex and intriguing circuitry, while an LED lights the port-hole up depending on the resolution of the file being played through.
Hugo is based upon Rob Watts’ and Chord Electronics’ famous bespoke DAC technologies and is the latest edition to Chord Electronics’ beautiful high-performance product range.
The Hugo features two 3.5mm headphone connections, and a 1/4 jack connection for listening on the go and at home.
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at http://www.interlinkexpress.com to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
|Shipping Costs||Mainland UK (Next-Day)||Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands||Republic of Ireland (2-day)|
|Under £50 Orders
|Over £50 Orders
|Saturday by 12 Delivery
Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:
Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25