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Chord Electronics Hugo M-Scaler

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Chord Electronics Hugo M-Scaler Purchase OnlinePrice per item: $7,699.00 Christchurch 330 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Central Christchurch New Zealand 172.6476606 -43.5364992 Wellington 3 Margaret Street, Hutt Central Lower Hutt New Zealand 174.9037902 -41.2093658
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Chord Electronics M-Scaler

 

The Hugo M-Scaler is a technologically advance, leading-edge standalone upscaler capable of redefining sound quality from digital audio sources. It uses Chord's exclusive filter technology, the most advanced in the world, to upscale usual 44.1kHz digital audio up to a mesmerising 705.6kHz (16x CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution), ready to be passed on to a suitable DAC; Hugo M-Scaler extends its upscaling capabilities to 768kHz (from 96kHz input data) for our dual-BNC-input DACs: Qutest, Hugo 2, Hugo TT 2 and DAVE.

 

The Hugo M-Scaler brings the unparalleled advantages of Chord's 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 slim 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 100W 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 paired with either of Chord Electronics’ 768kHz-capable dual-BNC-input DACs, the Hugo M-Scaler sets an breathtaking technical standard for digital audio performance at it price point, redefining sound quality from digital audio.

 

"There is a instant and mesmerising change in audible quality as soon as the M-Scaler is plugged in, no matter the system the upscaling allows for a effortless listening experience from audio sources that may have not been up to the standard in the past"

 

Specifications...

  • 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)

  • 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 aluminum

  • FPGA: Xilinx XC7A200T

  • Filter tap length: 1,015,808 WTA taps

  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 235 x 40.5 x 236 mm 


Or check out this review - Chord Hugo M Scaler Review HiFi World / Chord Hugo M Scaler HiFi+ Review

 

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