Chord Electronics’ Poly: wireless, network and SD playback for Mojo DAC
6th January 2017
Chord Electronics’ new Poly module enables the Mojo headphone amp/DAC as a high-resolution wireless network music player, streamer and SD card playback device and offers wireless playback and control from smartphones
Poly is based on a condensed high-level PC, with data server, DLNA receiver, Wi-Fi hub, Bluetooth module and SD card (using MPD) functionality. The unit acts as a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hub and can access music in a number of ways including streaming over Wi-Fi, network storage devices (NAS) and collections stored on SD cards using Mail Player Daemon.
Bluetooth connectivity and AirPlay functionality provide flexibility with smartphones and enable mutilple Mojo/Poly combinations to be used throughout the home.
Machined from aircraft-grade aluminium and hand assembled in the UK, it supports PCM files up to 768kHz resolution and DSD64 to DSD512 (Octa-DSD) and includes a rechargeable LiPo battery giving around nine hours playback from a sub-four-hour charge using the device’s fast-charging circuit. Both Mojo and Poly can be simultaneously charged using Poly’s Micro USB connector.
Poly can be controlled with a wide range of music playback apps for both Android and iOS devices, with AirPlay offering additional compatibility, ,integrating with music players such as Roon (excluding SD cards). Supported file types (to be confirmed) include: ACC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, OGG VORBIS, ALAC, WMA and MP3.
Spanning 50mm x 62 x 22mm, Poly will be available in early 2017, priced at £499.
For more information, click 01622 721444 or click chordelectronics.co.uk