Chord Hugo TT Table Top DAC/Headphone Amp
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The new larger desktop-orientated device offers wider connectivity including a USB-B input, XLR outputs, two 1⁄4- inch headphone outputs, plus improved performance and
Hugo TT gains a new larger chassis, remote control, an alphanumeric LED display with input/sample rate data, and according to Chord, "improved sonic performance thanks to supercapacitors".
Hugo TT benefits from a high-quality asynchronous B- type USB connection for both the SD and HD USB input, with two further digital inputs: a (new) BNC coaxial and optical (TOSLink).
With a growing trend towards studio-master-quality (DXD) music files, Hugo TT supports up to 32-bit/384kHz audio via coax and USB, and 24-bit/192kHz over optical, plus DSD64 on all inputs and DSD128 via coax or USB (all via DoP).
For convenience, and to integrate with today’s digitally stored media, like the original Hugo it 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.
The Hugo TT retains the same Spartan 6 FPGA as the original Hugo, however benefits from improved batteries and 'Supercap' energy storage. A technology seen in Formula1 where supercacitors back-up the car’s batteries by sharing the load and charge demands, they serve a similar purpose in the Hugo TT.