Chord Hugo M Scaler

Chord Hugo M Scaler
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£3,495.00
(£2,912.50 Exc. VAT)
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  • The most advanced digital filter in the world
  • Adjustable sample rate output (with pass-thru mode)
  • Video mode (for lower latency)
  • Auto video and source selection
  • ‘DX’ controls for future product
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Chord Hugo M Scaler Standalone 1M-tap Digital Upscaling Device

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.

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 up scaling 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 up scaling/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.

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Inputs:

  • 2x BNC
  • 2x optical
  • 1x galvanically isolated USB Type-B compatible with DSD and PCM data (up to DSD 256); with DSD upsampled to PCM

Outputs:

  • 1x optical
  • 1x S/PDIF
  • 1x galvanically isolated dual BNC (enables upscaling to the maximum resolution (768kHz from 96kHz data)

Additional features:

  • The most advanced digital filter in the world
  • Adjustable sample rate output (with pass-thru mode)
  • Video mode (for lower latency)
  • Auto video and source selection
  • ‘DX’ controls for future product
  • Designed, engineered and entirely made in the UK
  • Precision-milled chassis, crafted from aircraft-grade aluminium
  • Chord Custom Coded FPGA
  • 1,015,808 Taps
  • Upsampling to 768kHz
  • USB Input
  • 2x BNC S/PDIF Input
  • Optical Input
  • Dual Data Mode BNC O/P
  • BNC S/PDIF Output
  • Optical Output
  • Solid Aluminum Chassis
  • Convection Cooled
  • IR Remote Control Included
  • FPGA: Xilinx XC7A200T
  • Filter tap length: 1,015,808 WTA taps
  • Dimensions: 235 x 40.5 x 236mm (WxHxD)
  • Included Accessories:  Mains Power Adapter, IR Remote Control, M Scaler UserManual

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £60 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

Exceptions

  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada

WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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