Chord Electronics Launches first-ever Network Music Player: Chord Index

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Chord Electronics, British manufacturer of high-end audio products, has launched its first-ever music streamer. The all-new Index is the latest edition to Chord Electronics’ 'affordable' boutique high-performance range,

Index will find and play stored music, whether on NAS, a network computer or a USB drive and is compatible with almost any format including: FLAC; WMA; AAC; WAV and MP3. Index also offers internet radio using the vTuner service, which currently gives more than 10,000 commercial-free stations and over 15,000 related podcasts.

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Chord says that 'exceptional sound quality' has been achieved by their Electronics’ engineering team, thanks to their world-renowned expertise with D/A conversion and DAC production. The unit’s internal DAC chipset has been optimised for 'sublime sound quality' and benefits from its own highly accurate discrete crystal clock generator.

Full control of the Index using a tablet computer or smartphone is available (with full colour artwork, track information etc) as the unit supports many of the major control apps on the market. In addition, there’s a 128x64 dot matrix LCD display coupled with simple, four-way navigation keys that enable users to easily orientate the unit’s menu system. An infrared remote control is also provided.

The Index offers both Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet functionality and benefits from a comprehensive range of connectivity options, including a fascia-mounted USB input, digital coaxial and optical outputs, plus RCA analogue outputs. Its compact dimensions and DLNA technology should make it easy to install anywhere in the home .

The Chord Index will be available from the end of February priced at £990 and what's more is that it's all made and assembled here in the UK.

Technical specifications

  • Audio output: (Analogue) RCA L/R; (Digital) Coax and Optical
  • Network: (Wireless) high-performance 802.11b/g with WEP/WPA encryption, WPS; (Ethernet)10/100, RJ45
  • Player: Digital Media Player (DMP DLNA 1.5)
    Digital Media Renderer (DMR DLNA 1.5)
    Repeat and shuffle features
  • Formats supported: MP3, AAC-LC, WMA, LPCM, WAV, Real Audio, FLAC
  • Power supply: 12V 1A 2.1mm connector. 100V – 240V 50/60Hz 1A wall adapter supplied
  • Dimensions: 160x70x40mm (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 0.4kg
 

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