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.
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