Skip to product information
1 of 4
Chord Electronics

Chord Hugo TT 2 DAC / Headphone Amplifier / Preamplifier

Chord Hugo TT 2 DAC / Headphone Amplifier / Preamplifier

SALE Sold out
Regular price $5,295 In stock now!
Regular price $5,295 Sale price $5,295 In stock now!
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Select Finish

Product questions? Found a lower price?

Let us know: 909.931.9686 or chat.

Trade-in Form

Tell us about yourself

Tell us about your trade-in item

Please note: We are unable to accept cables, tables, and carts.

View full details
  • There is a certain richness and depth of imaging to Chord DACs that is hard to find anywhere else. Here, he goes into the build and sound of the Chord Hugo TT 2 DAC that is also a highly regarded and very powerful headphone amp.

Chord Hugo TT 2 DAC / Headphone Amplifier / Preamplifier

Hugo TT 2 has been radically redesigned from the ground up, not only with beautiful new casework by chief designer John Franks, but with five times the processing power of the original Hugo TT and double that of the multi-award-winning Hugo 2. Hugo TT 2 distills over 20 years of digital development by Rob Watts and takes advantage of the very latest technology.

As expected, it delivers radically improved technical specifications and measurements across the board and exhibits drastic sonic benefits over its predecessor with 768 kHz PCM and DSD 512 playback. 

Delving deeper, in comparison to the 256-tap filters that traditional chip DACs may run at, Hugo TT 2’s beating heart is a powerful Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA, custom-coded by Chord Electronics’ Rob Watts, with 86x 208 MHz cores running in parallel to create an advanced 16 FS WTA 1 filter with 98,304 taps. Double that of its multi-award winning transportable brother, Hugo 2 (49,152). Hugo TT 2 also benefits from an upgrade from a 4-element design to a 10-element design, which works in harmony with the radically upgraded FPGA and code to deliver unrivaled audio.

A brand new high-power discrete output stage coupled with second-order noise-shaping integrated between the DAC output and filter is also employed to massively reduce distortion. Further improvements have also been made to the power delivery. Hugo TT 2 eschews the Li-Po battery power supply of the original and ushers in six super capacitors capable of delivering huge, linear dynamic currents when the music demands it with peak output of 5A, 9.3V RMS.

Hugo TT 2 also brings home the much-loved four-stage user-selectable filter controls introduced with Hugo 2 and retains the three-stage user-selectable digital crossfeed function for headphone users who want to improve the perception of depth, similar to that of speakers.

Hugo TT 2 can be upgraded at any time with the addition of M Scaler, Chord's 1M-tap digital upscaling device.


Tap length filter: 98,304vtap 16vFS WTA 1 – 10 element design

PCM support (kHz, 16-32 bit): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 358.8, 384, 705.6, 768 

DSD support: DoP DSD 64 to DSD 512 – native via Windows

Volume control: Digital

Inputs: 1 x USB Type-B, 2 x coax BNC, 2 x optical, Bluetooth

Outputs: Stereo XLR, stereo RCA, 2 x 6.5 mm headphone jack, 1 x 3.5 mm headphone, 2 x DX BNC (expansion outputs)

Dimensions (WHD): 9.25" x 2" x 9.37" (23.5 x 5.2 x 23.8 cm)

Weight: 5.58 lb (2.53 kg)


Elevate your personal music experience with the highest sound quality available in the world.

Streaming in studio quality

FLAC 24-bit up to 192kHz

Over 80 million tracks in Hi-Res & CD quality

Exclusive articles & content

On all your devices & offline