Chord Hugo M Scaler

Eindelijk is hij er, de Chord Hugo M Scaler. Deze geavanceerde standalone upscaler maakt het mogelijk om standaard 44.1kHz digitale data om te zetten naar hogere resoluties. Op de dual-BNC outputs is maximaal 768kHz beschikbaar voor gebruik in combinatie met de Chord Qutest, Hugo TT 2 of Dave DAC’s. Het hoorbare resultaat is vooral een veel betere harmonische opbouw (boventonen zijn op tijd en in verhouding) en meer échte ruimte. De M Scaler maakt hierbij gebruik van de grensverleggende WTA (Watts Transient Alignment) filtering technologie die Chord’s digital guru Rob Watts heeft ontwikkeld voor de Chord DAC’s. In de M Scaler is echter veel meer rekenkracht beschikbaar, waardoor upscaling nog preciezer kan plaatsvinden. De M Scaler is geoptimaliseerd voor gebruik met Chord apparatuur, maar kan ook worden gebruikt in combinatie met andere DAC’s met geschikte ingangen.




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.


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


1x optical
1x galvanically isolated dual BNC (enables upscaling to the maximum resolution (768kHz from 96kHz data)

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 future product
Designed, engineered and entirely made in the UK
Precision-milled chassis, crafted from aircraft-grade aluminium

Included Accessories

1.5m 15v 4A Switching power supply
IR Remote Control
Dual BNC Cables
M Scaler User Manual

FPGA: Xilinx XC7A200T
Filter tap length: 1,015,808 WTA taps
Dimensions: 235 x 40.5 x 236mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 2.55kg

Extra informatie

Kleur behuizing

Silver, Black