Chord electronics, in partnership with its local distributor, Beyond Innovations Inc., recently launched its newest hi-fi product here in the Philippines: Introducing the Chord Poly.
Built to work with the Chord Mojo, the Poly is a revolutionary music streamer which allows you to wirelessly stream music from a wide range of devices, and be able to enjoy it in the best sound quality possible, whether at home or on the go.
Poly in itself is a music player equipped with a microSD card slot for storing huge libraries, freeing up some space in your device. Playback can be controlled using everyday apps on your mobile device, whether it be streaming or playing music directly from the microSD card.
It directly connects to Mojo’s audio-processing technology to significantly improve the quality of streamed music. This innovative design allows mobile devices to become Hi-Fi audio players. The smartphone is the controller, while high-level processing is done on the Poly and Mojo.
Poly can also be used with computers and laptops, and access audio files stored on NAS drives through popular DLNA apps. Playback is done through the Mojo’s twin headphone jacks. It can also be connected to in-car audio systems with auxiliary inputs.
It can connect to and remember Wi-Fi networks, including mobile hotspots on the go. It benefits from Bluetooth 4.1, AirPlay, and DLNA connectivity, and can also act as a hotspot itself. Its rechargeable battery offers up to 9 hours of up time from four hours of charging.
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.
Over-the-air firmware updates will be available, along with Future updates that include Native Spotify and Tidal integration and a forthcoming Poly app, GoFigure, to assist with initial set up.
Poly eliminates the need for a digital audio player or DAP, thanks to high-resolution music streaming, award-winning digital audio processing technology and unlimited-capacity Micro SD card slot.
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Price and Availability
Poly is now available in A. Refinery, Beyond Innovations, and its dealers for PhP34,990. A leather case for Poly and Mojo is sold separately for PhP4,995.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.