How-to set up a playlist with 2go | Chord Electronics - Tutorial
How-to set up a playlist with 2go | Chord Electronics - Tutorial
With the Chord Electromnics 2Go, you can turn your Chord Hugo 2 into a high-performance hifi streamer and server via a wi-fi or ethernet-enabled device. The 2GO is very similar to what the Chord Poly is for the Chord Mojo, but the Hugo 2 and 2GO are next level when it comes to sound and performance.
In addition to its wireless music streaming abilities, the 2GO offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth WLAN as well as wired LAN for a much more stable connection. Let's face it, no wireless connection is flawless and can have blips and dropouts. We always recommend a wired connection if at all possible.
The Chord 2GO also expands the ability to add micro SD cards, with 2 microsd card slots for expandable music storage, for a total of up to 4TB of external storage (x2 2TB micro SD cards). This makes the 2GO and Chord Hugo 2 pairing function as a high-capacity digital music server using MPD. When powered from its battery alone, the Hugo 2 and 2GO deliver the ultimate performance and pure sound quality in a portable format. The 2GO is controlled by the same Go Figure App used to control the Poly. 2GO contains highly advanced, miniaturized electronic engineering and is the most technically and sonically advanced compact music streamer available today. The 2Go combines wireless convenience (2.4GHz Wi-Fi and A2DP Bluetooth) and plug-and-play operation with the stability and performance of wired (Gigabit) Ethernet connectivity.
The 2GO also benefits from comprehensive audio interfacing and offers Tidal, Qobuz, and internet radio playback with Spotify and other services. Earmarked for the future, the 2GO is also Roon Ready, offers gapless audio and DoP/Bit Perfect support, as well as being fully DLNA-compliant (server/renderer) and AirPlay-ready. The GoFigure app is available for both Android and iOS devices for control of your music on your favorite mobile device. With various file format support and available firmware updates, the GoFigure app and the 2GO music streaming experience are better than ever. The Hugo 2 and 2Go are the perfect music streaming combo on the go.
Dragon Cable Recommendation: The Silver Dragon USB Cable is our best-selling cable at Moon Audio and the perfect companion for the Chord 2GO and Hugo 2. The Silver Dragon USB transfers digital audio from a computer or portable device such as a Phone, Tablet, or DAP (digital audio player) to a USB-capable DAC. It can also double as a quality charging cable. We also recommend the Silver Dragon Network Cable for the 2GO for compatibility with the integrated LAN port. The Network cable ensures high-speed, low-latency and low-jitter perfect bit rate communication between your audio components and network.
A key feature of the 2GO is its auto-switching input function: every audio interface is always on, therefore switching between inputs is as easy as hitting ‘play’ on the chosen control point app; 2go convenience-switches between all its inputs automatically, giving a seamless user experience when playing music from different sources or even streaming services.
In order for the 2GO to perform as a fully functional streamer, a connection with the Hugo 2 (DAC/Preamp/Headphone amp) or 2yu is required.
Long-range 2.4GHz WiFi allows 2go to connect to an existing 2.4GHz WiFi network. Hotspot mode (activated within the Gofigure app), allows 2go to broadcast its own WiFi network with SSID and password in the eventuality that the device cannot connect to a static network. The 2go can also be connected via Bluetooth 4.1 A2Dp.
The Chord 2YU is a digital interface that connects to the Chord 2GO, effectively turning the 2GO/2YU into a fully-functional, standalone music streamer and server. It is only a direct interface for the 2GO, however, the digital outputs can be used to provide a WLAN or LAN connection when combined with other DACs from Chord Electronics or other manufacturers. Note that the 2YU does not connect directly to the Hugo 2, but rather the 2GO, giving the 2GO an effective interface with digital outputs.
The Chord 2YU offers four digital outputs so it can be connected to Chord's own Hugo M Scaler or Hugo TT2 to create a state-of-the-art streaming system. We would recommend the Black Dragon 75ohm Mini Coax Cable to connect the 2GO-2YU together with the Hugo 2 as it enables you to connect the 2GO-2YU to multiple DACs in a 2-channel setup. For example, you can use the Hugo 2 as your primary headphone amplifier and send another digital output to your 2-channel or Home Theater system.
Chord’s Hugo 2 digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier continue to inspire a revolutionary high fidelity in portable music listening from the innovative makers at Chord Electronics in Kent England. There are tons of performance improvements with headphones such as timing accuracy, noise reduction, and dynamic range. Stereo and speaker listeners will feel just as much as they hear with the Chord Hugo 2 DAC and amplifier.
The Chord Hugo 2 features the most advanced field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and highly advanced watts transient aligned (WTA) filters which brings vast improvements to the Hugo 2's sound with headphones, IEMs, or speakers.
What equipment is the 2GO compatible with?
The Chord 2GO is designed to work with the Hugo 2 DAC to create a high-fidelity music streaming device. It is also compatible with the 2YU to provide a digital output media bridge solution for adding a Roon EndPoint to any DAC.
How does the 2Go work with the Hugo 2?
The 2GO connects to the Hugo 2 DAC to enable the device to stream music wirelessly from your source to your connected headphones. The 2Go is form-factored to fit flush with your Hugo 2 DAC and connects securely to the device. Like the Hugo, the 2GO is battery powered and is controlled wireless via Chord’s Go Figure App.
Who is the 2GO for?
The Chord 2GO is great for those looking for portable high-fidelity solutions. If you’re on the road or even wanting to use your Hugo 2 in a grab-and-go environment, then the 2GO will allow the user to connect to their music library wherever they are.
What if I already have a Poly/Mojo?
The Chord 2GO and Hugo 2 pairing are for audiophiles who want more meat, body and depth to their music. Of course, the Mojo and Poly are smaller, but they can’t compete with the powerhouse and definition that the Hugo 2 and 2GO can provide.
Should I get the 2GO or the 2YU?
It depends on what you want to do. Both are streamers, but the 2GO is specifically designed to pair with the Hugo 2 DAC for streaming music solutions to your headphones. The 2YU on the other hand is designed to pair with the 2GO, effectively creating a standalone streamer, and utilizing the digital outs of the 2YU to your output. Note that the 2YU cannot be connected directly to the Hugo 2.
What are the benefits of using the 2GO?
The Chord 2GO is designed to transform one of the best DACs on the market, the Chord Hugo 2, into a fully portable music streaming setup. The Hugo 2 + 2GO pairing is going to deliver much more performance and fidelity than Chord’s previous portable pairing, the Chord Mojo + Poly.
How does the 2Go work?
The 2Go is an add on to the Hugo 2 that adds streaming functionality to the Hugo 2. It's capable of wifi, ethernet ,and bluetooth connects and using these connections you can add control via DLNA wireless, Airplay 2, and it is fully Roon Ready as a Roon Endpoint.
Can you use the 2Go by itself?
No, the 2Go can only work with either the Hugo2 or the 2Yu.
Is the 2Go Compatible with Roon?
The 2Go is fully Roon ready! Just connect it to your network and you are up and running.
What comes with the 2Go?
2go, 1.5m 5v 2a Switching Micro USB Power Supply, Get started with 2go guide, Cotton Drawstring Bag, 1m Ethernet cable