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Welcome to the home of Chord Electronics LtdChord Electronics Ltd is a world-leading manufacturer of high-end audio products. Since 1989, under the leadership of proprietor John Franks, Chord Electronics has been pushing the boundaries of innovation, creating some of the planet's finest hi-fi, home cinema and professional audio equipment. A technology-driven leader, Chord Electronics' philosophy of ongoing evolution and refinement continues to deliver landmark audio products with extraordinary performance and unrivalled design features.

Born from the highly demanding world of aircraft avionics, Chord Electronics maintains a commitment to exemplary engineering, cutting-edge technology and exceptional build quality. Ingeniously designed for high performance over the long term, Chord products are renowned internationally for their advanced technology which is amongst the best in the world. Since 1996, Chord's collaboration with Robert Watts, a digital design genius with 30 years' DAC technology development experience, has produced a number of advanced digital products that are, quite simply, without equal.

Chord's achievements have been recognised in the media, too, with magazines and websites from around the world awarding Chord products the highest accolades. Chord's passion for sound quality and exemplary engineering continue to produce audio equipment with exceptional insight into recorded music. Sparkling clarity, unrivalled transparency and huge reserves of high-quality power are trademarks that have become synonymous with the brand. Chord is trusted and admired internationally, and its global customer base includes: the BBC; EMI's Abbey Road Studios (London); Sony Music Studios (New York) and Skywalker Sound to name but a few.

Why not discover for yourself what Chord Electronics can do for your favourite music? Our web pages can help you learn more about our product ranges and find retailers of exceptional ability, who will take time to help you find the product that's right for the way you listen. Welcome to Chord.

Hugo, the world's most advanced mobile DAC/headphone amp

Hugo, the world's most advanced mobile DAC/headphone amphttp://www.whathifi.com/chord-electronics/hugo/review

Introducing Hugo, the world's most advanced mobile DAC/headphone amp and What Hi-Fi?'s Best DAC of 2014 (1k+)

Hugo is the world's most advanced mobile DAC/headphone amp. And you don't just have to take our word for it: What Hi-Fi? magazine declared it their Best DAC over 1,000 pounds in their 2014/15 awards. Hugo now has in excess of 35 glowing reviews all over the world, what's more, this tiny powerhouse is based on the same FPGA DAC technology that has established us as a world authority in digital audio.

Called Hugo (because you can take Hugo wherever "you-go"), the new device is a reference-level mobile DAC/headphone amp, which is a world first in audio. It offers studio-master-tape sound quality, advanced connectivity and uncompromising sound quality, all from a palm-sized player. Hugo benefits from five digital inputs including A2DP aptX Bluetooth, plus advanced 384kHz PCM and DSD 128 playback for today's high-resolution DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition) music files.

Hugo can be used as both a portable headphone amp/DAC as well as a reference-level source component in a static system and is the best 32-bit DAC we have ever made. With Hugo, you can have reference-level sound quality when on the go (with up to 10 hours' battery life) plus the very latest cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology for your connected devices when you return home.

Hugo has been described as "Chord's best ever DAC" by Hi-Fi + publisher Chris Martens, has won Audiostream's Greatest Bits Award and has been described by TheProAudioWebBlog as "revolutionary". Then there's What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision DAC of the Year 2014/15 (1,000+) award 5-star endorsement and The Daily Telegraph's verdict. Find out more about Hugo here and contact your nearest dealer for stock availability.

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