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High-end wireless music streamer Chord Poly arrives in PH for PhP 34,990

By Jonnah Pante - on 29 Nov 2017, 4:03pm

High-end wireless music streamer Chord Poly arrives in PH for PhP 34,990

Premium British audio brand Chord Electronics has partnered with Beyond Innovations to bring to the local soil the high-end wireless music streaming device Chord Poly.

The Chord Poly and the Chord Mojo combined.

Made compatible with Android and iOs devices, the Chord Poly works handi-in-hand with another Chord Electronics product, the Chord Mojo. It plays music wirelessly through devices connected via Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz. The Chord Poly also comes with a microSD card slot to allow users to play music from a different source other than their smartphones.

Chord Electronics Managing Director and Chief Designer John Franks trying out the Chord Poly and the Chord Mojo during the local launch event.

Light and portable, the Chord Poly exudes a premium look with its precision-machined aluminum chassis. It supports playback for audio formats of ACC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, OGG VORBIS, ALAC, WMA, and MP3. The Chord Poly also runs on a 2200mAh lithium polymer battery which promises up to 9 hours of non-stop listening.

Here’s a complete rundown of Chord Poly’s specs and features:

  • Storage: Micro SD unlimited maximum capacity, playback using MPD/DLNA apps plus SD playback over Bluetooth if Wi-Fi is absent
  • Playback support: DNLA, AirPlay and Bluetooth 4.1
  • Files supported: all major file types including ACC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, OGG VORBIS, ALAC, WMA and MP3
  • PCM sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 358.8kHz, 384kHz,717.6kHz and 768kHz
  • DSD via DoP sample rates: DSD64 – DSD256 (Quad-DSD); DSD from SD card
  • Devices supported: iPhone, iPad, Android phones/tablets, Windows and Mac OS X computers and DAPs (Astell & Kern etc)
  • Dimensions: 50mm (L) x 62mm (W) x 22mm (H)
  • Over-the-air software updates
  • Hotspot mode: Poly can create its own hotspot where networks/devices/countries don’t support tethering
  • Integrated Access Point: allows configuration of connected networks (up to 32) 
  • Bit-perfect audio
  • DLNA server and renderer (SD card); SMB Server (SD card); MPD player (SD Card)

The Chord Poly (PhP 34,990) and the Chord Mojo (PhP 27,990) are both available locally through A. Refinery, Beyond Innovations, and its certified dealers.