Chord Poly Discussion with Moon Audio and Chord at LAAS 2017
The Chord Poly Wireless Streaming Module for Mojo DAC headphone amplifier.
The innovative team at Chord Electronics is changing our portable listening experiences with the new Chord Poly. When connected to the Chord Mojo digital to analog converter (DAC) the Poly is a “fully fledged” high-resolution wireless network music player, streamer, SD card playback device with high-resolution wireless playback controlled by your smartphone. Learn more about Chord’s new Poly below and discover special rewards for sharing your Chord Mojo, Poly and audio gear pictures and reviews.
Chord Electronic’s new Poly wireless streaming miracle made to connect with the best portable digital to analog converter (DAC) - the Chord Mojo - continues Chord’s inspiring and unmatched commitment to mobile high fidelity (hi-fi). Unlike many audio gear makers Chord sees our smartphone mobile music future.
Before Chord’s Poly feeding high-resolution music files to high end headphones and in-ear monitors (IEMs) was a pain. Don’t want massive storage space hungry music files clogging up precious smartphone memory? No worries Chord Poly to the rescue.
The Chord Poly fits Lego-like to the Chord Mojo DAC and headphone amplifier. “Fully fledged high-resolution wireless network music player, streamer and SD card playback device with wireless playback and control from smartphones,” is how Chord Electronics explains their new, unique and still highly portable Poly.
Chord’s Poly video takes us on a Tron-like journey inside the Mojo’s new cousin.
Think of the new Chord Poly as the Mojo’s Siamese twin. When paired together the Chord Mojo and Poly create a high resolution (Hi-Res) audio player without a screen. The Mojo + Poly pairs with your iPhone, iPad or Android for display and control.
If there is a more beautiful example of building a digital music device to connect, enliven, and extend mobile music we’re unaware. Chord’s new Poly illustrates several audio gear trends we will see more of including:
The Chord Poly combines a “condensed high-level PC, data server, DLNA receiver, Wi-Fi hu, Bluetooth module and SD card reader/player functionality with highly sophisticated software” says Chord Electronics. We believe in and trust Chord Electronics.
The Kent, England based audio gear innovators have earned our trust, support, and respect with innovations such as the Hugo (and now the Hugo 2), the Chord Mojo and now the Mojo + Poly. Chord Electronics commitment to portable high-fidelity listening is unmatched and inspirational.
Moon-Audio.com makes Dragon audio cables helping some of the best headphones and in-ear monitors sound better. And we only make such a claim with a growing tribe of fans, customers and experts who confirm we are achieving our “better sound” mission. Since Chord’s Mojo and Poly enable wireless audio playback from smartphones removing the wired link between the smartphone and Mojo you may think an audio cable maker is upset.
Far from it! Many of our customers lose that tiny cable - the one that connects their iPhone, iPad or Android to the mojo so one less cable to lose is a good thing. When listening via Focal Utopia, Hifiman HE100 V2 headphones or Shure KSE1500s audio cables still provide the best listening experience. We know many of our customers will use love the wireless link between Mojo and smartphone thanks to the Poly while using Dragon cables in the “last mile” from their Mojo DAC and headphone amps to their ears.
Like most audiophiles and music lovers we love seeing and hearing about how our customers deploy the high-end audio gear we sell. Please use the form below to send selfies of you, your Chord Mojo and Poly and other audio gear. We’ll create a gallery and pick our favorite images of the month awarding points in our new Headphones Game - points redeemable for gear such as the Chord Mojo and Poly.
Poly can access music by streaming over Wi-Fi, network storage devices, and collections stored on SD cards making it the perfect Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hub.
Bluetooth connectivity and AirPlay functionality makes it easy to control everything from your Android or iOS device. Poly is compatible with the latest high-resolution audio file types and supports PCM files up to 768kHz resolution and DSD64 to DSD512.
The rechargeable LiPo battery gives around 9 hours playback. Both Mojo and Poly can be charged simultaneously.
Poly is based on a condensed high-level PC featuring:
Poly is high-resolution audio-compatible, with support for the latest studio-quality files; PCM data up to 768kHz resolution and DSD64 to DSD256 (Quad-DSD). Supported file types include ACC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, OGG VORBIS, ALAC, WMA and MP3.
Poly offers over-the-air updates, keeping the unit up-to-date with the latest firmware. Future updates will include Native Spotify and Tidal integration and a forthcoming Poly app, GoFigure, will assist with initial network set-up and device configuration settings.
Like Mojo, Poly proudly uses British design and technology and is also made in Britain. It’s precision CNC-machined from solid aluminum billet with black anodization and laser-ablated logos. A high-quality Mojo/Poly protective leather case is available separately.