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Chord Electronics Hugo M-Scaler

Chord Electronics Hugo M-Scaler

Regular price £3,495.00
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Description

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.

FEATURES

• Tap-length filter: 1,015,808 (16FS filter)

• Connectivity (input): 1x Galvanically isolated Type-B USB, 2x Coax BNC and 2x Optical

• Connectivity (output): 1x Galvanically isolated dual BNC (enables upscaling to the maximum 768kHz), 1x BNC S/PDIF and 1x Optical

• PCM support: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz, and 768kHz. 16 – 32bit

• Driver support: Driverless with Mac OS X and Linux, driver required for Windows OS

• 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 a future product design

KEY FEATURES

• 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


INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

• M-Scaler Quickstart guide

• Safety instructions

• 15V 4A Switching barrel type power supply

• IR remote control

• Type-A USB to Type-B USB cable

• 2x BNC to BNC cables

• Optical cable

• 2x AAA batteries



Specifications

Specifications

FPGA: Xilinx XC7A200T
Filter tap length: 1,015,808 WTA taps
Dimensions: 4cm (H) 23.5cm (W) 23.8cm (D)
Weight: 2.55kg

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Delivery & Returns

We offer FREE delivery to the mainland UK (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of White, Isles of Scilly, and some of the remote Scottish Isles).

For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.

Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.

Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.

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