Chord Electronics Ltd.M ScalerusedChord Electronics Ltd. M ScalerThis Chord M Scaler was originally paired with a Chord DAVE, which enhanced the soundstage, detail, and timber. I'm the original owner, and it's in mint condition. Its 9/10 rating is conservative. ...3751.00

Chord Electronics Ltd. M Scaler [Expired]


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This Chord M Scaler was originally paired with a Chord DAVE, which enhanced the soundstage, detail, and timber. I'm the original owner, and it's in mint condition. Its 9/10 rating is conservative. It's seen light use over the few years I've owned it. Everything that originally came with it is included (see pictures). And the original box has matching serial numbers. I've also included a flash drive with the manuals and drivers. My favorite feature is the upscaling of 16/44.1KHz music to 768KHz using the dual BNC outputs. This brought my CD collection to a new level, and HI-RES files sound even better. 50/50 split the escrow fee of 3.25%.

Awards

The Absolute Sound, 2019 Golden Ear and Product of the Year Award.

Chord Electronics' Description

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 consultants) unique filter technology, the most advanced in the world, to upscale standard 44.1KHz digital audio up to 705.6KHz (16x CDs 44.1KHz native resolution), ready to be passed to a suitable DAC; the Hugo M Scaler extends its upscaling performance to 768KHz (from 96KHz input data) for our dual-BNC-input DACs: Qutest, Hugo 2, Hugo TT 2, and DAVE.

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 optimized 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 Scalers 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 its price point, redefining sound quality in digital audio.

Specifications

FPGA: xilinx xc7a200t
Filter Tap Length: 1,015,808 WTA Taps
Dimensions: 4cm (h) 23.5cm (w) 23.8cm (d)
Weight: 2.55kg