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 form Chord Electronics or other manufacturers.
Why is this so wonderful? It can turn any Legacy DAC into a Roon endpoint without a direct connection to a computer via USB. You no linger need to be tethered to your computer.
The Chord 2YU offers four digital outputs so it can be connected to any DAC or any other device with a digital input, and it can be connected to Chord's own Hugo M Scaler / Hugo TT2 to create a state-of-the-art streaming system.
The 2YU connects directly to 2GO to add TOSLINK optical S/PDIF, Coaxial RCA and/or BNC (both 75 ohms) digital outputs, plus a cleverly integrated USB-A output.
The 2YU boasts 2,000 MIPS (million instructions per second) of processing power, an integrated sample rate converter, plus a low-jitter audio phase lock loop. Highly flexible in its potential applications, 2GO with 2YU is also ideal for installers wishing to create a discreet remote Roon streaming solution: the duo can be wired into an Ethernet port to provide streaming to a system in any room. 2YU alone can also be used with PC or Mac via USB to create a high-quality USB-to-digital-audio converter for audio devices that accept a USB input.
Like the 2GO, the 2YU is hand-made in the UK using aircraft-grade aluminum and the same high-quality manufacturing processes inherent in all Chord Electronics products. Like the Hugo 2, 2YU features four polychromatic spherical controls governing output selection, power, mute, and dim functions.