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How Does It Sound? – Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 and Hugo M Scaler

Ken Davis from Brooks Berdan invited me over for a quick discussion on Chord Electronics’ new products. I had such a wonderful time. Not too bad for 3 hours of sleep! This was the same room the world’s first Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 review was written and it’s great to be back. I’ve written some…


Quick Bits: Prism Sound CALLIA USB DAC and Pre-Amplifier

Audio Bacon’s review queue is always growing. Sometimes we just have a few hours or days with a product. Quick Bits are meant to give our readers a concise overview of a product. We’ll let the photos speak on the superficial, features, inputs/outputs, etc. We’ll most likely skip all the technicals and get straight what’s…


The Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler – Your Prayers Have Been Answered

The Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler makes its debut at CanJam London 2018! Those who have heard the Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 M- caler claim it to be the best digital transport/upscaler on the planet. I’d have to agree. However, at its price ($10,500 USD), many won’t be able to experience M-Scaler technology in their…


It’s Finally Here! Audirvana for Windows 10

Audirvana Plus, the hi-fi software player acclaimed worldwide, now comes to PC users. The audiophile music player is now available with its new interface for Windows 10. Paris, July 19, 2018—Audirvana, maker of Audirvana Plus, the reference hi-fi audio player first made for Mac users, announces the commercial release of the highly anticipated Windows 10…


iFi nano iOne – A Painless, Flexible, and Affordable Upgrade

Whether you use Nvidia Shield, Google Chromecast or a 4K television, hook your system up to a gaming console such as the XBox One, Playstation 4 or simple enjoy music through your smartphone, tablet or computer, the iOne is the one for you. Add it to your audiophile rig to push the boundaries of high-quality…


A Fresh Sound – SOtM Announces sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo

The sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo These updated versions of their award-winning sMS-200 and sMS-200ultra have a different sonic character: The Neo has a deeper midrange and better bass presence when compared to the original. The original version has a little more dynamics and presents brighter sound compared to Neo version. With such changes, the overall balance…


Just Arrived: Chord Hugo TT 2 & Chord Étude Stereo Amplifier

I had a chance to hear the TT 2 prototype a few months back and I’ll just say – You’re in for something truly spectacular. An output impedance of 0.042 ohms. I can’t wait to drive speakers with this thing. Unfortunately, no M-Scaler yet…but I have a feeling you might not need those bulky ferrites……