Chord Electronics M Scaler

£3,495.00

Reg. price £3,495.00

Price includes VAT

Available to Order

Most products will only take a few days to arrive but please either contact us or call 023 9266 3604 if you would like to check before ordering or if you would like to arrange a demonstration.

Please note we do not ship outside the UK

Request an instore demo
Contact me when an Ex-Demo Model is available
Using technology first seen in the flagship BLU MKII digital/CD transport, the Hugo M Scaler is a standalone upscaling device containing the world’s most advanced digital filter. When used with a dual-BNC-input Chord Electronics DAC, it is capable of redefining digital audio sound quality.

The Hugo M Scaler is a highly advanced standalone upscaler capable of redefining sound quality from digital audio. It uses Rob Watts’ 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 Chord Electronics 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.

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)

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
Precision-milled chassis, crafted from aircraft-grade aluminium

FPGA: Xilinx XC7A200T

Filter tap length: 1,015,808 WTA taps

Dimensions: 235 x 40.5 x 236mm (WxHxD)

Weight: 2.55kg

Why is this item collection only?

This is because some items require more setting up than others (e.g. multi room systems) or have advanced settings.

To ensure you get the most from your equipment we need to take you through the process of setting it up correctly.

Sometimes the equipment is simply not suitable for shipping (e.g. glass stands that have been built up).

Simply reserve your product today and then arrange to pick it up from your nearest Audio-T store.

Items showing as "In Stock" are within the Audio T group and we may need additional time to transfer to your selected branch.

Contact me when this product is available as an ex-demo model

Chord Electronics M Scaler

submit
M Scaler Front
  • Tom EvansLeema AcousticsPrimareMeze AudioSolidSteelAudiolab
  • AudioquestAudio TechnicaAURALiCArcamB&WChord Company
  • Chord ElectronicsCyrusDenonDynaudioDynavectorFocal
  • KEFLinnMarantzMonitor AudioNaimNeat Acoustics
  • NovaFidelityOphidian AudioPanasonicPioneerPMCProject
  • QuadNaim UnitiRegaRELRotelRuark Audio
  • SonosSpendorYamaha

Registered office: 19 Old High Street, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9HS