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HUGO M SCALER

Using technology first seen in the flagship BLU MKII digital/CD transport, the Hugo M Scaler is a standalone upscaling device containing the world’s most advanced digital filter. When used with a ...

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£3,495.00

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Using technology first seen in the flagship BLU MKII digital/CD transport, the Hugo M Scaler is a standalone upscaling device containing the world’s most advanced digital filter. When used with a dual-BNC-input Chord Electronics DAC, it is capable of redefining digital audio sound quality.

FPGA:

Xilinx XC7A200T

Filter tap length:

1,015,808 WTA taps

Dimensions:

235 x 40.5 x 236mm (WxHxD)

Weight:

2.55kg

The Hugo M Scaler is a highly advanced standalone upscaler capable of redefining sound quality from digital audio. It uses Rob Watts’ (our Digital Design Consultant’s) unique filter technology, the most advanced in the world, to upscale standard 44.1kHz digital audio up to 705.6kHz (16x CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution), ready to be passed to a suitable DAC; Hugo M Scaler extends its upscaling performance to 768kHz (from 96kHz input data) for our dual-BNC-input DACs: DAVE, Qutest and the new Hugo TT 2.

The Hugo M Scaler brings the unrivalled advantages of our ground-breaking FPGA-based WTA (Watts Transient Alignment) filtering technology to digitally connected audio devices, dramatically improving sound quality. Although optimised for use with selected Chord Electronics DACs (for the maximum 768kHz upscaling/decoding benefit), the Hugo M Scaler can be used with other DACs with suitable inputs, subject to their decoding capability.

The Hugo M Scaler’s compact form factor aligns with the TT (Table Top) series and has been designed to be stackable with other units in the range, including the TToby stereo power amp and the Hugo TT 2, to form a highly advanced yet space-saving system. In line with other models in the Hugo and Hugo TT series, the device features a number of illuminable fascia-mounted spherical controls, governing input selection, output sample rate and video mode for lower latency. The control spheres display data visually including input source and the incoming sample rate, using a polychromatic scale.

When partnered with either of Chord Electronics’ 768kHz-capable dual-BNC-input DACs, the Hugo M Scaler sets an astonishing technical benchmark for digital audio performance at it price point, redefining sound quality from digital audio.

Chord Electronics

Chord Electronics started life as a manufacturer of high-end amplifiers with their first customers being the BBC, the iconic Abbey Road and Sony Music Studios and Skywalker Sound. From this professional usage, hi-fi enthusiasts and music lovers started to become interested, and so Chord Electronics decided to develop a domestic range which would bring studio-quality sound into the home. 

Since 1989 Chord Electronics has been pushing the boundaries and creating some of the world’s finest professional audio equipment. Their product range has grown to meet the demands of the home audio market and now covers everything from headphone amplifiers to power amplifiers and a full range of digital-to-analogue converters.

Chord’s multi-award winning range of Hugo & Mojo headphone amplifiers/DACs have helped transform the world of portable listening and brought studio quality sound into the pockets of many customers. View the full range of Chord Electronics products below. Get in touch with our friendly team today on 01865 790 879 to find out more.