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Firmware Update For Chord Poly Streamer

Chord Electronics has announced a new firmware update for Poly, the wireless streaming module for the Mojo DAC/headphone amp

The new firmware (V2.0.0) is known as Poly 2. The update introduces improved Bluetooth while a new Wi-Fi driver brings improved performance and flexibility and is faster over 2.4GHz networks.

ROON & TAGS

Roon Ready Certification and key updates to the configuration switch are included.

Firmware Update For Chord Poly Streamer

The update includes Id3tag support, MP3 indexing support and a general update to MPD.

DLNA

Poly’s DLNA capabilities have also been enhanced to include integration of popular streaming services including Tidal and Qobuz…

Firmware Update For Chord Poly Streamer

…the addition of Internet Radio support, a DSD rendering update plus gapless playback support (where supported by the Client App).

ANDROID & iOS

Benefits for Android/iOS include Tidal and Qobuz credentials entry, Internet Radio support with the ability to add favourite radio stations, a Wizard update with improved Hotspot/Wi-Fi switching capabilities, plus…

Firmware Update For Chord Poly Streamer

…a Firmware Update methodology change: after the Poly 2 firmware (V2.0.0) has been installed (along with the new Apps), users will be prompted when new Firmware is available enabling a choice of install timing.

CONFIGURATION SWITCH 

The improved configuration switch enables a number of important usage improvements, including: switching between Hotspot and Network Mode; access to Hotspot password reset; Bluetooth PIN code reset and factory reset functions plus manual firmware update (all by holding the Config button for 20 seconds). Options are audible (spoken) with each button-press.

Firmware Update For Chord Poly Streamer

The new firmware is out now using single-jump firmware update methodology…

…which allows any previous version of firmware to be updated to the latest version.

Firmware Update For Chord Streamer

The Poly 2 firmware update follows the recent announcement of Gofigure for Android, which saw Poly’s dedicated configuration App made available for Android devices following its iOS debut.

To learn more, click chordelectronics.co.uk

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Will
    9th April 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Hi Paul,

    Ooooooooo…. does it actually work now?

    Recently sold my entire home system and moved to a portable setup actually with a Chord Mojo. Using a little Hiby R3 but if they’ve actually fixed the firmware for the Poly now then that might be worth a look. Main thing- what do they have for a software music player, cause that’s a big one. Any problems with interference from bluetooth/wifi?
    Would like a little portable amp to go after the Mojo actually because it’s just slightly dry sounding.
    Cheers,

    Will

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      10th April 2019 at 10:50 am

      Let me ask Chord for you, Will, to confirm.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      15th April 2019 at 11:16 am

      Sorry for the delay Will, this is from Chord: “The Poly streamer is as much about the smartphone as Mojo was at launch. So, control is from a smartphone or device, using via third-party DLNA Apps, such as 8player for iOS and BubbleUPnP for Android; Poly is also now Roon Ready Certified. In addition to adding Tidal, Qobuz and Internet Radio integration, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and DLNA are all improved, plus you can easily switch between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modes using Chord Electronics’ Gofigure configuration App. As for amplification, Mojo has a line-level output mode, so you can use a 3.5mm mini-jack to 2x RCA cable to connect to a preamp or integrated. You could sell the Hiby, use Poly’s unlimited capacity Micro SD slot and use a smartphone (which most of us carry anyway) as a player/controller.”

      More at http://www.chordmojo.com/

      • Reply
        Will
        25th April 2019 at 11:14 pm

        Hi Paul, cheers for that much appreciated. Very tempting, especially seen as though it’s Roon Ready, but then with all the mojo RFI problems using wifi with a smartphone for Roon, I’m not sure. Also, there’s a genuine contradiction in that statement from Chord ie it’s all about the smartphone… but use a random 3rd party DLNA app that Chord don’t make… Huh… that’s what I was concerned about. Think I’ll maybe go for a Vorzuge Pure 2+ first, then look at the source/Poly after.

        • Reply
          Paul Rigby
          26th April 2019 at 10:42 am

          I hope you find the system for you Will – let me know how you get on, be interested to know what you finally decide upon.

  • Reply
    Faye Salwin
    29th April 2019 at 12:38 am

    Firstly Poly via Roon is great. It just works. If you are out and about though, you want the “mpd” or “Everything Else” mode as well as “Hotspot mode”. If you have playlists configured (stored as m3u on the SD card) then GoFigure has a “Quickplay” option which will show you the available playlists and you can then switch tracks etc. This is enough player for me when I am on the go. It also has no trouble with a 512Gb SD card.

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