Chord Poly music streamer player launched
Chord Electronics has announced the launch of Poly, a streamer that combines with its Mojo DAC to wirelessly stream music from a range of devices, with smartphone control.
Billed as a ‘revolutionary’ music streamer, when partnered with Mojo, it enables music streamed from a range of wirelessly connected devices to be enjoyed with high quality sound, whether at home or on the go. Poly is also a music player and features an unlimited-capacity Micro SD card slot that can house huge libraries and free up storage on smart devices.
Poly directly connects to Mojo’s excellent audio processing (DAC) technology to improve the audio quality of streamed music. Its design enables everyday devices, including Android and Apple smartphones/tablets, to become portable ‘hi-fi-quality’ digital audio players: the smartphone becomes the controller, with Poly and Mojo doing the high-level audio processing. Poly can also be used with computers and laptops, plus it can access networked audio stored on NAS drives using popular DLNA apps. Playback is via Mojo’s twin headphone outputs, plus home and in-car audio systems with auxiliary (AUX) inputs can also benefit from improved sound quality.
Poly connects to Wi-Fi networks, including mobile hotspots when on the go, and remembers multiple networks with its auto-connect functionality. It also benefits from Bluetooth 4.1, AirPlay and DLNA connectivity, offering uninterrupted music streaming when transitioning from indoors to outdoors. Poly also features its own hotspot mode, enabling a connection where devices, networks or countries do not facilitate tethering. Its rechargeable LiPo batteries offer up to nine hours of playback from a four-hour charge using the device’s fast-charging USB circuit; both Poly and Mojo can be charged simultaneously.
Poly is high-resolution audio-compatible, with support for the latest studio-quality files; PCM data up to 768kHz resolution and DSD64 to DSD256 (Quad-DSD). Supported file types include ACC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, OGG VORBIS, ALAC, WMA and MP3.
The Chord Poly retails for £499 and is available in the UK now.
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