Dan Clark Audio Aeon 2 Noire & Chord Hugo 2 Bundle

 
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For the month of April

Purchase the Dan Clarke Audio ÆON 2 Noire Headphones with the Chord Hugo 2 at the special bundle price of $4500! 

Dan Clark Audio Aeon 2 Noire

ÆON 2 Noire is the latest edition of our award-winning ÆON 2 Closed headphone. Featuring a bold metallic black paint ÆON 2 Noire sports a perforated ear-pad to deliver an all-new sound. In fact, ÆON 2 Noire's tuning almost exactly aligns to the “Harman Curve,” gently boosting bass and treble compared to ÆON 2  Closed. The result is a “lighter” sounding midrange and a soundstage that moves the “stage” a bit further from the listener for a wider and deeper space

Manufacturers Details: 

Style, Meet Function

Most headphones aren’t shaped like the ear or head, making them susceptible to pinching and clamping that fatigue the listener after a few hours. ÆON 2’s patented ear-shaped design is angled to complement the natural shape of your skull, conforming to virtually anyone’s head without discomfort. (In fact, it’s not uncommon for ÆON 2 to be deemed “comfortable enough to sleep in”.)

Bigger Sound, Lighter Weight

Most lightweight headphones are primarily made of plastic, but we wanted to find a stronger, more durable alternative - so we constructed ÆON 2’s headband and baffle entirely out of carbon fiber, aluminum, and titanium. Clocking in at a featherweight 328 grams, ÆON 2 is among the most comfortable headphones on the market, but built to stand the test of time.

Engineered With Care:

New Tech, From Our House To Yours

Every Dan Clark Audio planar magnetic headphone is powered by a 100% proprietary driver. No off-the-shelf parts stuck into a new enclosure here - our drivers are designed in-house! Features include: Super-efficient transducer keeps weight down by reducing magnet size Patented Trueflow technology improves airflow through the motor, producing a major upgrade in detail retrieval (AEON 2 sports our advanced second-generation Trueflow design) Patented V-Planar driver processing: textures the driver surface for superior low-frequency performance and improved diaphragm stability

Big Fun Never Packed So Small

ÆON 2’s unique and patented folding gimbal design allows it to pack into a truly compact case that can fit into nearly anything, even a large purse. For travelers who crave that full-size headphone experience but have limited space, ÆON 2 sets a new standard in portable excellence.

Specifications:

Driver:    62mm x 34mm single-ended planar magnetic
Driver matching: +/-2dB to target curve, channel matched to 0.5dB weighted 30-8KHz
THD: less than 0.3% 20-20KHz, 0.1% 100-8KHz
Headband: Nickel-Titanium (Nitinol) memory metal
Baffle: Carbon Fiber
Earpads: Japanese Synthetic Protein Leather

    In The Box:

    • ÆON 2 headphone
    • Carrying case
    • ¼” with 3.5mm OR 4-Pin XLR DUMMER Cable (optional upgrade to VIVO cable)
    • Certificate of authenticity
    • Manual
    • Tuning kit

     

      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)