Chord Electronics’ domination of the premium digital-to-analogue converter market has been spectacular. Over the past few years the company has released a variety of number crunchers from the £399 portable Mojo to the high end all-singing DAVE at £8499 and swept aside all-comers, winning a truckload of five-star ratings and Awards in the process.
Despite the brilliance of the range, we’ve long felt that the original Hugo TT was last among equals. It was essentially the original Hugo circuit built into a larger, more domestically appropriate case and fed by a superior power supply. That upgraded power supply gave the original TT a notable performance advantage over the basic Hugo, but as it cost more than twice as much we didn’t feel it was as big a bargain.
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