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Hugo TT 2 DAC/head amp From Chord Electronics - The Audiophile Man
Chord Electronics has revealed the Hugo TT 2, its next-generation Table-Top (TT) DAC/headphone amplifier It is based upon new Artix 7 FPGA chip, custom-coded by Chord Electronics’ Digital Design Consultant, Rob Watts plus large power reserves via a new “super-capacitor-based power supply unit” designed to drive “even the most difficult headphones”. The Hugo TT 2 offers five times the processing power of the original Hugo TT (offering a 98,304-tap 16FS WTA 1 filter) and deploys 86x 208MHz DPS cores in parallel to create the WTA filters. The Hugo TT 2 eschews the battery supply used in its predecessor and instead uses six super caps in the power supply unit, capable output currents of 5A and 9.3V RMS. In addition theHugo TT 2 also benefits from a number of external improvements such as HD USB-B, two optical and two coaxial BNC (up from one each on the original) plus extended-range aptX Bluetooth. Three headphone outputs are also included: two 6.35mm and one 3.5mm, with simultaneous operation. The casework has been “significantly redesigned” to include front-panel buttons (i.e. Menu, Set and Power) to cycle between and select filtering and crossfeed modes plus switch inputs and control power. The new design also includes …