New Release: Chord Poly, Wireless Music Player for Chord Mojo

This cool new attachment allows you to stream music directly from your device through your Mojo for high-resolution sound. Meet Chord Poly wireless music player for Chord Mojo.

New Release: Chord Poly, Wireless Music Player for Chord Mojo

To break it down, Poly is a streaming module for Mojo and is based on a condensed high-level PC, with a data server, DLNA receiver, WiFi hub, Bluetooth module, and SD card reader/player functionality as well as highly sophisticated software. Poly enables wireless audio playback from smartphones and for the first time, negates the need for a cable between the two devices.

Chord Poly acts as a WiFi and Bluetooth hub and can access music in a number of ways including streaming over WiFi, network storage devices (NAS) and collections stored on SD cards (using MPD). Bluetooth connectivity and AirPlay functionality provide real flexibility with smartphones and enable multiple Mojo/Poly combinations to be used throughout the home, providing a high-quality multi-room streaming playback solution.

The tiny unit attaches to your Chord Mojo. From there it is able to be controlled via a companion app on your cell phone. That being said, Poly is compatible with the latest high-resolution-audio file types and supports PCM files up to 768kHz resolution and DSD64 to DSD512 (Octa-DSD). Poly’s high-quality SD card reader/player frees up smartphone memory and storage, so vast libraries no longer need be kept locally on phones.

Poly integrates with advanced music players such as Roon (excluding SD access) and supported file types (at the time of writing) include: ACC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, OGG VORBIS, ALAC, WMA and MP3. The device 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.

Poly is expected in ship in April 2017 with a US retail price of approximately $600.

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