Hugo TT 2, Etude and M Scaler Shipping Information
Tue, 18 Dec 2018
Chord Electronics recently announced three new products: Hugo TT 2, Hugo M Scaler and Etude. The Hugo TT 2 is a significant update to HugoTT offering substantial performance improvements. The Hugo M Scaler is a stand-alone digital upscaling device designed to match Hugo TT 2 and TToby. The Etude is a Choral Series power amplifier that replaces the Mezzo 75 amplifier. Choral Series products match in appearance and functionality the Chord DAVE and Blu.
Availability Update December 18, 2018
Etude is now in stock, in both finishes, at Bluebird Music.
The Hugo M Scaler began shipping to US dealers in November, and is in stock in both finishes but in limited quantities.
Based on our latest information Hugo TT 2 is expected to ship mid-January 2019 in both silver and black finishes.
There will be a special authorization for dealers on these products and the products will be sold only through Bluebird Music's authorized dealers. Chord dealers have full pricing details and are accepting orders / pre-orders.
Further availability information will be posted here as it becomes available to us.
Hugo TT 2
Hugo TT 2 has been completely redesigned from the ground up. It features not only beautiful new casework but has five times the processing power of the original Hugo TT and twice that of the award-winning Hugo 2. Building on over twenty years of state-of-the-art digital design by Rob Watts, the Hugo TT 2 takes advantage of the very latest technology to deliver a stunning sonic performance and a dramatic improvement in sound quality over the original Hugo TT. With 768kHz PCM and DSD 512 playback, Hugo TT 2 sets a new benchmark in digital audio quality and is eclipsed only by Chord Electronics' own DAVE.
Hugo M Scaler
Using technology first seen in Chord's 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 uses Chord'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 such as Chord's DAVE, Qutest and Hugo TT 2. The Hugo M Scaler brings the unrivalled advantages of Chord's ground-breaking FPGA-based WTA filtering technology to digitally connected audio devices, dramatically improving sound quality. Although optimized for use with selected Chord Electronics DACs the Hugo M Scaler can be used with other DACs with suitable inputs, subject to their decoding capability.
Hugo Table Top System
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. Don't be fooled by the compact size of this system, just add a pair of loudspeakers and get ready for an incredible musical experience.