Dan Clark Audio Stealth & Chord Hugo 2 Bundle

 
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For the month of April

Purchase the Dan Clarke Audio Stealth Headphones with the Chord Hugo 2 at the special bundle price of $8500! 

Dan Clark Audio STEALTH

STEALTH is Dan Clark Audio’s flagship headphone, and its striking matte black and red design offers a teaser of its stunningly smooth, rich and spacious sound. STEALTH is a closed-back headphone that delivers great isolation, while our proprietary Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System (AMTS) works with our all-new 4th generation driver to create a huge, wide-open soundstage. STEALTH features a self-adjusting headband and an emphasis on ergonomics that make extended listening comfortable. This is our most exciting project to-date, with novel technology never before seen on any audio market - ready to dive in?

Manufacturers Details: 

Introducing Dan Clark Audio’s all-new Stealth closed back headphone. Four years in the making, Stealth sets a new standard in headphone performance and ergonomics. Featuring an all-new 4th generation planar magnetic driver and breakthrough Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System, Stealth delivers a stunningly smooth presentation to bring new life and enjoyment to all your favorite music.

And we didn’t stop at improving the sound; we also redesigned our headband to deliver a big step up in ergonomics and comfort!

Engineered With Care:

Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System (AMTS)

All headphones are subject to high-frequency standing waves which can make treble sound harsh, fatiguing, or synthetic.

AMTS is a patent pending inline device placed between the transducer and ear. It integrates waveguides, diffusion control, quarter-wave, and Helmholtz resonators into one compact structure.

Diffusion reduces some standing wave formation while resonators act as both precision and broad filters to smooth and shape the frequency response, smoothing the sound from the midrange through the highest frequencies.

AMTS renders high frequencies with a refreshingly smooth, accurate, and detailed delivery across all genres. OK, bad recordings are still bad, we’re not magicians!

Stealth's all-new 4th generation planar-magnetic driver delivers the smoothest, richest, and most detailed experience we could create. Its 20% larger than the E2 driver and uses our patented v-Planar technology to reduce THD and improve low frequency extension.

But we didn’t stop there! Diaphragm are made on an all-new system for a more uniform and consistent tension, lower distortion, and better matching.

Stealth Redefines "Detail"

Stealth’s planar driver delivers incredibly low distortion throughout the listening range with levels of detail heretofore found primarily in the top-of-the-line electrostatics. Unlike many headphones where “detail” is created through exaggerated high-frequency energy, Stealth’s AMTS delivers resolution free from the fatiguing emphasis on the top register users may be used to.

Stealth's 4th-generation driver and AMTS deliver an amazing balance of delicacy, nuance, and slam that will have you reaching for all your favorite recordings, and maybe staying up a bit too late.

And then there’s the soundstage; Stealth is all enveloping and can compete with even the finest open headphones in depth, width, and imaging.

It’s that effortless sense of space and instrument placement that lets Stealth “disappear” so you can simply relax into your musical experience. Everything, the headphones, the equipment, and yes, your daily stresses, just fall away.

Stealth Mechanical Design Innovations

Stealth takes its design cues from stealth aircraft, and is finished to levels you’d expect in the finest of luxury cars.

The leather headband's fine red stitching creates a quilted head-strap that’s not only gorgeous but is also functional and comfortable. The embroidered Stealth logo adds a dash of color to Stealth’s all-black aesthetic.

Gone are the mechanical sliders for fit adjustment; we’ve designed a “self-adjusting suspension system” that seats the headphone just right, with no muss or fuss.


If it's Not Comfortable, Game Over

If a headphone is not comfortable enough to wear for extended listening the design is flawed. 

Stealth's ergonomic and stylish ear cups is a natural extension of Aeon 2 ergonomics with a more comfy fit and softer ear pads. Stealth weighs in at just 415g making it one of the lightest super-premium headphones on the market.

Throw in Stealth's new vegan suede and "leather" ear pads, self-adjusting suspension, and Stealth is so comfy you can just ignore it and "vanish into your music.”

Finally, for storage or travel we incorporated our elegant folding gimbal into Stealth, folding it into a compact case that’s small and easy to stow.

Key Features:

  • Patent-pending Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System (AMTS) delivers unprecedented high-frequency detail and clarity for the ultimate in smoothness, tone, and detail retrieval
  • All-new 4th generation v-Planar driver with our largest planar diaphragm to date, delivering exceptional dynamics with vanishingly low distortion for a natural and “easy” listen
  • Improved driver tensioning system delivers incredible consistency across units
  • All-new auto-adjusting suspended strap gives Stealth a perfect fit, every time
  • Pre-formed ergonomic strap spreads weight evenly across the head for incredibly comfortable extended listening
  • Strap quilting improves comfort and reduces heat buildup
  • Composite synthetic suede and protein-leather pads offer a sung fit with minimal clamp, with a pleasant touch on the skin
  • Carbon / aluminum bonded cup design yields maximum stiffness with minimum weight
  • Folding gimbals allow Stealth to be packed in a compact case for safe and easy transport
  • Stealth is designed and built by hand in San Diego, California, and is backed by quality and support you can count on


Chord Hugo 2 DAC

Hugo 2 is a powerful DAC and headphone amp that builds on the ground-breaking original. Designed for both home and mobile use, Hugo 2 transforms headphones and audio systems’ sound quality with its cutting-edge proprietary DAC technology.

Manufacturers Details:

In 2014, we introduced Hugo, a revolutionary portable DAC and headphone amp that became a landmark product in the audio landscape. Advances in digital technology, including the latest FPGAs and WTA (Watts Transient Aligned) filters, have enabled us to introduce a next-generation version, Hugo 2, featuring flexible new features, plus next-generation technical and sonic performance. 

Hugo 2 can be used both at home and on-the-go, either with headphones or within a conventional audio system. Its line-level output and full-function remote control adds real flexibility in full-size and desktop systems.

The device offers four digital inputs (optical, coaxial and HD USB) plus extended-range Bluetooth, with high-resolution file playback up to 768kHz and up to DSD512 (Octa DSD), via its HD USB input. Analogue outputs include 2x RCA, plus 3.5mm and 6.35mm headphone outputs.

Engineered With Care: 

A four-function switch filter offers a useful degree of user-selectable frequency-shaping, bringing warm and soft or transparent and incisive presentations, giving additional flexibility and user control. For headphone-listening, Hugo 2 retains the popular digital crossfeed function of the original and offers three operation modes. The system duplicates the effect of listening to speakers and is based on advanced binaural audio research.

Hugo 2 features four spherical control buttons, which illuminate with colour-coding information and control power, input, filtering, plus the unit’s crossfeed functions.

Battery playing time is around seven hours and two modes of automatic charging are included using the dedicated Micro USB charging port; an indicator shows charging and battery-charge status.

Pair This With:

The new Chord Hugo 2 Leather Case for the Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp introduces greater affordability, plus a choice of two colours, rich black and Oxblood. Made from high-quality genuine leather with precision cutaways for the control spheres, top-mounted volume sphere and viewing window, plus the connectivity suite at either end of the device, the new case offers custom-made protection for the transportable DAC/amp.

Meanwhile, the Chord 2go is a high-performance streamer/server that transforms the Hugo 2 DAC into a fully featured Wi-Fi- and Ethernet-enabled device with up to 4 TB of solid-state library playback, bringing the proven sound quality benefits of our award-winning Hugo 2 DAC technology to network audio.

Key Features:

  • Materials: Clamshell precision machined aluminium casing with polycarbonate  buttons, acrylic signal window, and glass viewing portal. Available in a choice of two colours – natural silver, and satin black
  • Battery: 2x Rechargeable custom Enix Energies 3.7v 9.6Wh Li-ion (lithium-ion (2600mAh) batteries*
  • Tap length filter: 49,152 – 10 element Pulse Array design
  • Play time: 8 hrs (Avg.time)
  • Charging: Nominal six (6) hours via Micro USB at 1.8amps (fast charge) – Nominal eight (8) hours at 1amp (slow charge)
  • Connectivity (input): Micro USB (White): 44.1kHz to 768kHz – 16bit to 32bit Coax via 3.5mm jack (Red): 44.1kHz to 384kHz – 16bit to 32bit
    Coax via (same) 3.5mm jack (Dual data mode: Yellow): 44.1kHz to 768kHz – 16bit to 32bit
    Optical (Green): 44.1kHz to 96kHz – 16bit to 24bit
  • Connectivity (input wireless): Bluetooth (Apt X) (Blue): 44.1kHz to 48kHz – 16bit
  • Connectivity (output): 1x ¼” jack headphone output
    1x 3.5mm jack headphone output
    1x stereo (L & R) RCA output 
  • PCM support: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 358.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz, and 768kHz. 16 – 32bit
  • DSD support: Native playback supported. DSD64 (Single) to DSD512 (Octa-DSD)
  • Volume control: Digital, activated in 1dB increments. Last known state saved upon shutdown, with exception of line-level mode
  • Line-level mode: Activated via dual press of middle ‘Source’ and ‘Crossfeed’ buttons. Line level = 3v via all outputs. Reset by power cycle
  • Power saving mode: Auto-shutdown after ten minutes of input inactivity
  • Driver support: Driverless with Mac OS X and Linux, driver required for Windows OS

Specifications

 Chipset:

Chord Electronics custom coded Xilinx Artix 7 (XC7A15T) FPGA

Tap-length:

49,152

Pulse array:

10 element pulse array design

Frequency response:

0Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB

Output stage:

Class A

Output impedance:

0.025Ω

THD:

<0.0001% 1kHz 3v RMS 300Ω

THD and noise at 3v RMS:

120dB at 1kHz 300ohms ‘A’ wighted (reference 5.3v)

Noise 2.6 uV ‘A’ weighted:

No measurable noise floor modulation

Signal to noise ratio:

126dB ‘A’ Weighted

Channel separation:

135dB at 1kHz 300Ω

Power output @ 1kHz 1% THD:

94mW 300Ω

740mW 32Ω

1050mW 8Ω

Weight:

390g

Dimensions:

2.1cm (H) 10cm (W) 13cm (D)